Hi all, I'm actually trying to help out my daughter and son-in-law so any help would be great.
They are both Army, stationed in Korea. They will be moving to Ft. Campbell. This is their first move, as they met in Korea, married there and what few items they have are stored here in Florida. The lack of furniture is why I do not think a DITY move will work for them. I really doubt that they have a combined amount of 2,000 lbs of HHG. They do not have a car and will be buying one when they get stateside.
So, by looking at the weight rates and cost of doing DITY move, IF they have a ton of stuff, it looks like they would possibly net maybe $300. If under 1,800 lbs I think they will lose money.
So, are my calculations right if 2,000 lbs? $0.70 per pound=$1,400 taxable income. 28% tax rate = $1,000. Fuel, trailer rental and incidental charges = $700. If correct, this isn't worth the risk to me. More furniture makes sense.
So, assuming they have the Army move their stuff from Florida to Ky (it is stored in my garage), about how long does it actually take?