Home Depot Launches ‘Moving Hub’ to Support Military Relocations

Homepage of the Home Depot military moving hub.

In honor of Armed Forces Day, the Home Depot has launched a new Military Moving hub featuring information and discounts tailored to the hundreds of thousands of active-duty military families that relocate every year.

Military families relocate every two to three years on average, with military retirees relocating six or more times over the course of their military career. As a result, active-duty service members and military spouses consistently rank frequent military relocations and the rising cost of home ownership as top quality-of-life issues accompanying service in the U.S. Armed Forces, according to Blue Star Families’ annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey.

Active military, veterans and their spouses can already access 10% off eligible purchases every day in Home Depot stores and online. The Home Depot’s new military moving hub is designed to be a one-stop-shop for all military relocation essentials. From moving truck rentals and boxes to décor and cleaning materials, the website aims to help military families take the stress out of permanent change of station (PCS).

Home Depot Takes the Pain out of Relocating

In addition to the current military discount, the new hub offers:

  • A downloadable military moving checklist to help families learn how to save time and money on their next Personally Procured Move (PPM);
  • Discounts on Penske moving truck rentals: Active military and veterans receive 15% off moving truck rentals with proof of valid military ID or veteran status at pickup. Penske moving trucks can be found at nearly 650 Home Depot locations across the U.S., many of which are located near military installations; and
  • A Military Exchange Services partnership that allows eligible members of the military community, including veterans, to shop tax-free online with special pricing on major appliances sold by the Home Depot through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Navy Exchange.

“At the Home Depot, we hold a special place in our hearts for those who serve our country, and we appreciate the unique challenges and sacrifices military families face,” said Erin Izen, Senior Director of Military Relations for The Home Depot in a statement. “Moving is stressful, and each PCS is different. Our goal is to make these moves go a little smoother for our military families.”