This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT. All opinions are 100% mine.
PCSing is a great, big, fun adventure, in my opinion anyways, but sometimes it just flat out sucks. The seemly permanent state of transition, essentially being homeless, and not having the majority of your possessions can get really old, really fast. Sure, at first you are thinking how fun it is and what an adventure it will be. You even kinda like that you only have 12% of your wardrobe in a suitcase and it’s that much easier to decide what to wear everyday. Quickly enough though, you miss your bed, your pillow, and you’ve come to hate the same five outfits, which used to be your favorites, but you’ve worn only them for the past month.
The worst PCS for us was when we moved from overseas, back to the states. We were without a home for two weeks. The first week of that felt like vacation because we were at my in-laws. The second week of that though, we stayed in a friend’s guest bedroom while we looked for a house and then waited until we could move in. We were so happy to finally be in our house, but we didn’t really have any furniture. All we had was the new mattresses we had bought for the kids’ room and a couple camping chairs. Not exactly high living. We finally got our express shipment, which did have a TV in it, but no furniture. It was about another month before we got the shipment with our household goods. It could have been worse, but it could have been a whole lot better too.
At that time, we were waiting no our household goods from Okinawa, but we also had a storage shipment coming. We were limited on the amount of stuff we could take overseas with us, so the majority of our furniture went into storage. While we sat in a basically empty house for a month, I really wanted to go shopping, but I didn’t. I didn’t know how our current furniture would fit in the house and I also wasn’t exactly sure what we had coming in the storage shipment. I knew I had downsized before we went overseas, but it had been three years, I honestly didn’t remember what I had and hadn’t kept.
I didn’t know it at the time, but we could have rent furniture. This would have allowed us to properly live at the time and it would have put a damper on my shopping bug. CORT Furniture Rental has a plan just for the military. You call them and let them know where to deliver the furniture and then they’ll pick it back up when you’ve got orders. I know we’ve all dealt with having to sell furniture before a move, but honestly, this is so much easier.
FLEXIBILITY & CONVENIENCE
CORT is on your schedule, so whenever you get orders, they’ll deliver it and whether you are there for three years or one, they’ll pick it up whenever you get orders again. It doesn’t matter if you only need it for a month, they can still help you out. That is so much easier than figure out how to quickly get rid of excess furniture when you are on a time crunch or how to furnish a huge house when your last house was 1,000 square feet smaller.
Have you ever had the pleasure of PCSing for school? Sometimes these schools are only a few months. How much easier would it be to leave your stuff in storage and just rent the basics while you are there? That sounds like a way better option to me than living in a hotel room for months.
SINGLE MILITARY MEN & WOMEN
The husband has been in 14 years by the time we got married. He spent his fair share of time in the barracks, but then also lived off base a lot. He lived in a variety of situations, having an apartment to himself, as a roommate in his friend’s house, and sharing a house with six other people. CORT Furniture Rental would have been perfect for him. When he lived alone, he could have gotten all the furniture he needed and then when he was sharing, he could have gotten just what he needed for his room. This is the perfect answer for single military men and women. If they deploy, they can have the furniture picked back up and then they don’t need to worry about it while they are gone. Military packages start at $119 a month, so it’s easily affordable for all ranks.
Check out how one single soldier used CORT.