Labor Day Recipes to Enjoy with Friends and Family

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Tomato Mozzarella Appetizer
• 3 large tomatoes, sliced
• 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
1. Place tomato slices, alternating with mozzarella slices, on a large serving platter. Read More

Across Country College Move

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“We were moving my son’s dorm from Pennsylvania to California and everything went as smoothly as it possibly could. The Rep and the driver’s were all very knowledgeable and friendly.”
Raylene Waldron, Banning, CA Aug 30, 2012

How to Clean Your Lawn Furniture

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Transit Systems to the rescue! Take a look at these cheap and easy options for cleaning your lawn furniture!

Dish Detergent – The easiest way to clean your lawn furniture is with dish detergent because we all have it in our kitchens. Just add warm water and scrub. Be sure to let it fully dry.
Baking Soda – Another common item most people have in their kitchens is baking soda. This is less abrasive on your furniture and you won’t have to worry about scratching or dulling the surface. All you need to do is dip your wet sponge into the baking soda and wipe in a circular motion. Be sure to rinse well and air dry.
Vinegar – If you live where it gets really hot, you may be seeing mildew on your furniture and deck. Before you try bleach, use vinegar which is milder on your furniture. Use a recycled spray bottle and mix vinegar and water. Read More

Top Ten Tips for Moving with Kids

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1. Schedule a family meeting to tell your kids about why you are moving and where you are going. Order some of their favorite foods. Get them excited about the move and your new house.
2. Get your kids feedback, especially the older kids. If you can, take them to your top house choices and get their thoughts. Or if you are moving out of state, show them pictures online. You may be surprised; they could help you make the final decision.
3. Go through all the clutter. Spend some time going through all your things and put them into piles; Keep, Throw away, and Give away. This is a great chance for you to teach your kids about giving to people that are less fortunate.
4. Have a Garage Sale. After you get everything into piles, come up with a plan for the money you will make from selling some things. For example, the money could go towards a new family TV or something for the kid’s playroom.
5. Get your kids involved with designing their new rooms. If you have older kids; give them a budget and let them pick out paint, pictures, colors, etc. for their new room. For the younger ones, bring them along and let them show you something they might like in their new room.
6. If you are moving far away you may want to self address envelopes and hand them out to your kids’ most important friends and family members. They can send them a letter during the first few weeks when everyone may start to feel homesick.
7. Pack a box or suitcase for each kid and label it “[kids name] FIRST.” Ask your kids to pick a couple of their favorite toys, games, books, etc. to put in the box. If you have real little ones then you can pack some of their favorite things. Also, pack some of your kid’s favorite snacks in this box too. Make sure to put this box in to the car last, take it out first and then your kids have something to do while you are unpacking.
8. Once all your boxes, furniture, etc. have been moved in to your home, set up the kids rooms first. Moving can be a long process so you want to make sure you kids feel comfortable as soon as possible.
9. Spread the move out over a couple of days if you can. Trying to move your entire house in one day can be very stressful and tiresome, which then makes you irritable and grumpy and is no good for anyone especially your kids. Also over those few days, enlist help. If you have a couple of days your more likely to find at least one family member or friend that is available to help.
10. Once you are settled in (at least the main things) take a tour through your new community. Let you kids help plan a day or a weekend with activities and things they like to do in your new area. This is a great way to get the kids involved and to get to know where you are living.

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College Move Must Haves – A Practical Student Guide

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The things you can’t leave behind are the things you TRULY can’t live without.

  • For the shower, do not forget a pair of old or cheap flip flops.  If you are sharing a shower, you really don’t want to worry about athletes’ feet!
  • Bring a shower caddy too, even if you have your own bathroom. You never know who might be sharing it — the new college squeeze, the old high school sweetheart visiting for the weekend, or the drunk BFF who crashed on the floor last night.  If the shower is occupado and you’re limited on time, grab your caddy and head to the public shower.
  • Paper supplies.  You may want to throw in a roll of paper towels and a box of tissues. College can be hard on parents as well as the student when the time comes for parting; tissues may be useful.

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Awesome Customer Service

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“Adam Emerson helps me every time I need a package sent- he is wonderfully helpful, and I love doing business with him. He is always quick to get me a quote, and is a pleasure to speak with over the phone.

Ideas on How to Refurbish Your Old Furniture

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Do you have an old antique chair that needs an upgrade? That is an easy one! Paint the chair legs and purchase a slip cover to hide the old cushion. Slip covers come in all designs, shapes and sizes and the best thing about them is that they are machine washable.

Got an unused old wooden book case? Try these tips to transform it into a stylish storage seat. Give it a good paint job; we recommend painting it white which matches most fabrics. Next go to your local fabric store (recommendation: Joann’s fabric tends to offer coupons on their website). Pick out a fun fabric to make your cushion. Then ask for a 3 inch think piece of foam to fit the size of your seat. Lay the fabric right-side up and put the foam on top. Wrap the foam in Read More

College Packing Tips

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Pack your items in the order you plan to use them. For example, when packing your bedding, pack the fitted sheet on top because you will put that on first and pack the comforter last because that goes on top.

Pack your items extremely tight. Your items will move around. Whether you ship your items or pack them in your car, the tighter you pack your box, the less movement there will be and the better chance you have that nothing will get broken. Read More

Can We Ship A Kayak? Yes We Can!

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To make kayaking more of an adventure on the water rather than an adventure getting there, call Transit Systems. Transit Systems can ship your kayak to any long distance location of your choice. Below are a couple of helpful hints in preparing your kayak for shipping:

• Figure out the weight of your kayak. To do this you will need the length, width and height. Be sure to measure to the farthest point to get a more accurate calculation. Use the following formula – {(L x W x H)/194}. You can also measure the weight on a bathroom scale by subtracting your weight from the total. You will need this weight to determine the cost to ship. Read More

Glad to Find TSI

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“Never had the need for a service like this, but glad I found your company! Works out well for someone who does not have access to shipping, great for helping out residential customers.”
Rick, Flower Mound, TX, Aug 16, 2012

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