The DITY (Do it yourself) military move has a number of different names and you may hear it referred to as PPM (personally procured move). All this means is that you make your own arrangements for your military relocation rather than relying on the services that are already in place for you. There are a number of advantages to moving in this way.
First of all, you will get a payout from the government. This will be 95% of the total that the government calculates it will cost to move you, which is in addition to the travel allowances you are entitled to. If you budget carefully you can spend less than the money allocated to you and keep the balance. You can do this by tracking down moving company discounts and planning the move very carefully. The PPM move is considered good for those who do not have a lot of possessions to move, as it is then very easy to move everything yourself.
If you are embarking upon a PPM, the military will also give you additional time to plan and handle your move. If you have planned carefully you may find the process more relaxing than if you are moving to the military’s deadline.
Finally, you are in complete control of everything that is happening. Not everyone likes the way in which the military handles a move; by moving PPM you get to decide everything for yourself and can deal with all aspects of the move in the way you choose.