How to Pack the Essentials for a Road Trip

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Once you have your destination determined, there are few things you want to bring to make for a safe and enjoyable trip.

1. Gas – Although it is obvious, it can be forgotten. Fill up your tank before you leave.

2. Map – Whether you are winging it and just going where the road takes you or if you are planning each step, you will need a map. Most of us have smart phones with a map and GPS to help us; if you do, make sure your phone is charged and will get service where you are going. To be safe, bring a back-up, real, paper map. It will be good to have.

3. Travel Apps – Whether you have a tablet or smartphone, there are many great apps you should research and upload. Weather would be good to know. Accuwheather offers a great app with pop ups when there is a storm coming. Apps to tell you where local places to eat, hotels and shopping are a must. And of course for your down time you may want to try a new game or puzzle.

4. Music – Music makes the ride! Download some of the classics. Or try Pandora and specific your own station. If you don’t have the latest technology (iPod, iPhone, Android, etc.) borrow or purchase some new CDs. You never know if you will have radio where you are going. Read More

Kathy Was Very Pleasant

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“Transit Systems’ customer service rep, Kathy was very pleasant and accommodating and kept me apprised on the movement of my goods. The delivery men were courteous and did there job well and precise. They were respectful of me and my home.”
Frank, Orange, CT, June 26, 2013

Tips for Purchasing Luggage

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Luggage is not something you quickly run out to the store to pick up; it takes some time and thought before you make your purchase. There are many things you want to take into consideration before you make your purchase.

Tips for Purchasing Luggage

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How often do you travel? Do you take weekend trips to the shore? Do you only vacation once a year in Europe? Or do will you be getting on a plane at least once a week?

What type of traveling will you be doing? Will you be traveling with kids? Will you be traveling for work? Will you be backpacking across Europe with friends? You need to identify exactly what type of traveling you will be doing before you can start researching what type of luggage you will need.

Where will you be traveling and for what purpose? This is kind of like the bullet above, but it means knowing exactly where you will be going. Will you be taking the kids. Skiing and sledding or somewhere warm? Will you be backpacking for a week or a month? Know exactly what you are doing and what places you will be visiting. Read More

How to Get a King Size Mattress up the Stairs

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Moving a Mattress

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Now that you read our blog about whether to purchase a queen or king size bed, it is decision time! From the title of this blog, looks like you’ve decided on a king! Congrats and welcome to the world of space! Whether you yourself are looking for more space or you have little ones joining you in bed or maybe even a large pet, the fact is, you now have the room!
But, now you need to decide on how you plan on getting the mattress upstairs into your bedroom. You do have two main options you can try; folding a king sized mattress on the hinges or buying two twin mattresses and pushing them together.

Keep in mind, people buy king size mattresses every day and make it work for them, so why can’t you. Make sure that you mention to the mattress company that you do have steps they need to move them through or if you are moving it yourself, ask them for suggestions. They should tell you that all kind mattresses are hinged so that you can fold them in half. You can use a rope to keep it together while you haul it upstairs. Once you get it upstairs, reverse the fold to pop the hinges back. Read More

Successful All Around

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“All interactions with this company were exactly as we had hoped. The price includes working with professionals that pick up and deliver with care and work with your schedule. This was our first time to use this company and it was a success in all parts of the process.”
Nancy, South Pasadena, CA, June 17, 2013

Moving Tips from Pinterest

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Moving Truck - Image Source Wikimedia Commons - BrokenSphere. Find this image at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mayflower_moving_truck.JPGMany people have starting pinning, along with us! Transit Systems has created a Pinterest account to help our friends and followers find new recipes, moving tips, money saving tools, holiday decorating ideas and much more. Today we want to share some Moving Tip ideas from our Moving board. There are some really good tips on Pinterest for moving.

The Busy Budget Mama created an awesome website for all things mom, along with Moving Tips. Read More

TSI Did a SUPER Job

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“Transit Systems, Inc did such a SUPER job all the way through the process: original quote and questions, customer service as item moved across country and delivery. Thank each and every one : Matt. Lori and delivery. You bet I will recommend or use you again.”
Susan, Hendersonville, NC, June 9, 2013

Tips For Changing Your Address When You Move

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Changing your address doesn’t have to be difficult; it’s actually quite easy!

The US Post Office offers a great and easy to use website that takes you step by step, look for the information below.

The Government also has a useful website that helps with changing your address as well as changing your address on your social security card and voter registration card. Click here for more information from the government.

Another good place you will need to go to is the DMV to change your address on your driver’s license. Here is a great place to start.

Change of Address Cards
Something that you don’t need to do, but your friends and family would appreciate is sending out change of address cards (aka Moving Announcements). Read More

Can We Ship A Surfboard? Yes We Can!

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Rather than trying to tie your surfboard to your roof or finding someone to transport it for you, or even worse purchasing a new one, ship it with Transit Systems!

All you need to do is bubble wrap and “box” your surfboard before we come to pick it up. You can purchase a new box, go on Craiglists and find a used box or you could telescope two boxes together. But remember it needs to be bubble wrapped and boxed. And this is a curbside residential pick up and delivery, which means we will pick it up outside your home and delivery it to your driveway or sidewalk at your apartment; our drivers do no bring it inside.

Make sure you plan ahead, but TSI does offer a pretty quick delivery. It should arrive within 5-7 business days. So if you want your surfboard for the Fourth of July, get a quote from us today!

 

Tips for Finding a New Pediatrician for Your Family

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To make your life a little easier, we put together some tips for finding a new pediatrician.

Start by asking around. If you know people who live in the area you will be moving in to, ask them for recommendations. If you do not, try looking up reviews online or even try Facebook. Post a comment that you are looking for a new doctor in your new area and most people will comment if they know the area, especially when it has to do with kids. Make sure you communicate your perspective on medicine, meaning what type of doctor you are looking for.

Availability is essential. Make sure that when you baby is sick they can get you in the day of and even within a few hours of when you called. Read More

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