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Moving Across Country for the Military: Tips from Republic Moving and Storage

Here are some tips for moving across country for your military assignment from Republic Moving and Storage

While local moving can be a huge headache, moving for your military assignment can be a veritable nightmare. Each year, over 225,000 US Department of Defense household goods shipments move during the summer months. From researching your new post, scheduling a moving date, and actually making the trek across the country, you may feel your sanity slowly slipping away.

Don’t panic though! Republic Moving and Storage is here to offer some smart tips on how to make moving across country for the military go as smooth (and as cheap) as possible.

Schedule During the Weekday

Most moves already take place in the summer and the majority of these are on the weekend. So, in addition to scheduling as far in advance as possible, try to schedule your move for a random weekday like Monday or Tuesday. Most military moves happen during the summer as well so it’s even more important to schedule early. That way you are more likely to get better prices, and you won’t have to deal with weekend traffic. You can schedule as soon as you get your orders and know your dates.

Use the DSP

The Defense Personal Property System (DPS) is a full-service moving portal for military members and is a one-stop-shop where service members manage the entire moving process. While some may prefer hiring a traditional local mover, military members get certain benefits through DPS, like moving reimbursement and special item shipments.

Sell old things

The more stuff you have to move, the more expensive your moving across country will be. So, take some time to go through old possessions and get rid of anything you don’t need like old clothes, furniture, and other miscellaneous items. You can donate clothes and food to a local charity and sell furniture or electronics online.

If you are moving across country for a military assignment, give Republic Moving and storage and call at 619-317-0163 and request a free moving quote. Republic is the company to choose for all your local, long-distance, and international residential moving needs.



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