Make That New House a Home with The Home Depot!

Published: June 25, 2024

Was your family one of the 600,000 other military families that picked up all of their household belongings this year to move to a new duty station? You’re in the home stretch now — you’ve gotten from point A to point B, now it’s time to make that house a home!

You might be feeling a bit overwhelmed at this point, but don’t worry — our awesome Blue Star Partner, The Home Depot, has you covered! Hopefully, you’ve already tapped into their military moving resource page to help you along the way, but if not, it’s never too late to start. Whether you’re realizing your favorite rug won’t fit in the living room or discovering the need to furnish an extra guest room (bonus!), The Home Depot has everything you need, from do-it-yourself projects to home decor like rugs and end tables, to turn that new house into a home.

First things first! Here are some helpful items to have on-hand from the get-go to start stocking your new space:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Trash can

Exhausted from the move? Add the essentials to your online shopping cart and do an in-store pickup! It doesn’t get much easier! Pro-tip: You can even order them ahead of time and pick up your order when you return your Penske truck rental!

So, you’ve tackled the move and gotten all of your worldly possessions to your new duty station, but now you’re surrounded by a sea of boxes. Now what?! It’s time to get furnishing and squaring away your space.

Get everything you need from linens and furniture to how-tos and interactive workshops to help you get settled in no time!

The Home Depot has everything your military family needs to start feeling at home in your new place, whether you’re a new home owner and need to do a little renovation work of your own, to scoring beautiful home furnishings and comfy essentials. The entire Military Moving resource page has quick links to find those new rugs, perfectly sized curtains and window treatments, and more!

Use The Home Depot’s Moving Essentials Checklist to check off those last details. Grab it here. Don’t forget to check out the safety aspects of your new place. Check smoke detectors, grab extra batteries, and make sure fire extinguishers are handy and not expired.

The Home Depot has it all to make your military house a home.

Need storage containers? Patio furniture? They’ve got you covered!

Plus, you can save money, too! Did you know The Home Depot gives active-duty service members, Veterans, and their spouses a 10% discount?

Head over to The Neighborhood and join Blue Star Families PPM/PCS Group sponsored by The Home Depot to get the lowdown on making your move a breeze with other military families just like yours. Share your own tips and tricks, and ask the questions of people who’ve been there, done that.

It’s time to make that house a home. You got this!

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