Have a Smooth DITY Move

Have a Smooth DITY Move

When you are a service member, you know that the military can make the simplest of things all the more complicated. If you are moving in the military and have elected to make use of the DITY (Do it Yourself) option, some steps need to be taken to ensure a smooth, stress-free move. Bekins Moving Solutions has helped countless military families with their moves. If you find yourself a bit overwhelmed, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We appreciate your service and would like to do our part to make your life a bit more simple where we can. Here are a few tips for having a smooth DITY move.

Apply for DITY

The first step is to put in your application for the DITY move by making an appointment with the Personal Property Transportation Office on your current base. A representative of this office will go over all the factors of the program with you in detail and give you all the forms and instructions you will require. If you have any questions regarding the forms, this representative can assist you in filling them out correctly.

Required Forms

At your respective office, you should receive a packet of forms for you to fill out. One of these is the Application for DITY Move and Counseling Checklist, otherwise known as the DD Form 2278. You may also need to provide or fill out some other forms, such as the Advance of Funds Application and Account (Standard Form 1038). You may also require a certified empty weight ticket for each of your shipments complete with your name, social security number and the signature of the weight master, a certified weight ticket for every shipment with the above, and a Travel Voucher or SubVoucher (Original DD Form 1351-2).

Payment and Authorization

You can only proceed with your DITY move after you have submitted an application and received the necessary authorization. Full government payment will not be given until after the relocation has been completed. Once you receive the approval you need, you can move on to the next step! Hiring professional movers!

Finding the Right Military Movers

When you are searching for movers, you want someone who is familiar with the military and moving military service members. At Bekins Moving Solutions we know that moving when you are active duty is complicated. We have the experience, knowledge, and tools to help any military family get moving without a hitch. Give us a call and let one of our moving experts help you to organize you DITY move today.

For more information regarding military moving, contact Bekins Moving Solutions at (877) 594-1187. We are happy to provide you with a free moving estimate so you can budget accordingly.