Let The Home Depot Do the Heavy Lifting & Calculate Your Moving Supplies!

Published: May 29, 2024


Is your family packing up and moving to a new location like 600,000 other military families this year? Tackling a Personally Procured Move (PPM)?

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to tackling a move yourself, like what kind of packing materials you need AND how many boxes it’ll take to pack up your belongings. Our awesome Blue Star Partner, The Home Depot, is taking the heavy lifting out of figuring out how many boxes and how much packing material you’ll need for your home with their Moving Supplies Calculator!

Save time and headaches with this helpful tool to calculate a personalized list of moving boxes and supplies you’ll need!

The Home Depot has taken the guesswork out of securing boxes and additional supplies. With their interactive calculator, you select options about your space like type of space, number of bedrooms, even the sizes of mattresses and televisions you have! With just a few clicks, the Moving Supplies Calculator gives you a customized list of supplies, from boxes to bubble wrap, packing tape, and moving blankets.

Want to know what’s even better? You can print the list and grab the items on your next trip to The Home Depot, or, even easier — you can add them to your online shopping cart and do an in-store pickup! How easy is that?!

Here are some of the helpful items to have on-hand to ensure your pack goes smoothly and your stuff stays protected.

  • Bubble wrap for breakables
  • Packing paper to cushion and securely fill boxes
  • Packing tape to close your boxes
  • QR labels or intelligent labels to inventory your boxes; you can also use colored tape to label for each room
  • Mattress bags
  • Moving blankets to cushion and wrap furniture
  • Stretch wrap
  • And of course, boxes!

When you take on a PPM, you are in the driver’s seat! For real — and do you know where you can rent a Penske truck? The Home Depot can help you there, too, with a 15% off military discount on one-way and local moving trucks!

The Home Depot is your one-stop-shop for your military move.

Once you’ve used the Moving Supplies Calculator and scored your stash of supplies at The Home Depot, it’s time to crank up the tunes and get packing! Take your time, move room to room, and work with purpose.

It doesn’t matter if this is your first PPM or your 10th, life changes, and so does your space! The Home Depot’s got you covered. Check out their entire Military Moving resource page for all your moving needs. The Home Depot isn’t just making your move easier, they’re saving you money, too! Did you know The Home Depot also gives active-duty service members, Veterans, and their spouses a 10% discount?

Jump on over to The Neighborhood and join our PPM/PCS Group sponsored by The Home Depot to get tips from other military families just like yours. You can share your favorite tips and tricks, and get answers to your questions from people who’ve been there.

Let’s handle this PCS season the simple way, with our partners at The Home Depot!

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