Spring Lawn Care Tips

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Can you believe that the first of May is tomorrow? Spring has definitely arrived. If you haven’t started your spring clean-up, there is no better time than now! We are talking about spring lawn clean up. So get your work clothes on, your gardening gloves and don’t forget your sunscreen before you go out. Once you are ready, we have a list of places and things to start with.

Clean up leaves and last year’s mulch. You may find leaves from the fall in your bushes and mixed in with last year’s mulch. Reach in and remove those leaves. And take a rake and remove last year’s mulch as well, leaving a fresh layer of dirt to plant and/or add new mulch to.

Remove dead bushes. If you are located in the Northeast like we are, you could have gotten hit hard with snow this winter which might have resulted in a few dead bushes. Remove the dead bushes to make room for new ones. Read More

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“Overall, very pleased with the entire experience! I entered the move request online and was quickly called, within 30 minutes, to confirm the move. The rep on that end and the moving crew were both very polite and helpful. I would definitely use you again if the need arose.”
Christine, Annandale, VA, April 26, 2014

Outdoor Furniture Cleaning Tips

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Patio cushions
Basic solution recipe:
– 1 teaspoon dishwashing detergent
– 1 quart warm water
– 1 tablespoon borax

You will need a bucket, a sponge and a pair of gloves (optional, but recommended). If you have an empty spray bottle fill it with the cleaning solution and spray your cushions. If you can’t find a spray bottle, then take a sponge and thoroughly wipe the cushions. Let stand for about 15 minutes then take a hose and spray the cushions. Allow cushions to dry outside in the sunshine. Once dry, shake or vacuum the excess dirt off. Read More

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“The men were very nice, wiping their feet on entering, not dragging furniture across my wood floors, unpacked everything and cleaned up, taking everything with them. I could not have asked for better service.”
Sandra, Boynton Beach, FL, April 16, 2014

How to Remove the Stink from Your Home

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Below are some great, easy tips to get rid of the nasty smells that might be lingering in your house.

Tips for Removing the Stink From Your Home

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• You know the strong odor that comes with cooking something like cabbage or fish, or cleaning your oven or having a sick pet—to get rid of the smell try placing a bowl of vinegar in the affected area. The vinegar will absorb most of the smell.

• Baking soda is great for pulling the smell out of fabrics. Whether that fabric is your mattress, carpet or even your drapes, try pouring baking soda on the wet stain (from urine, vomit, gas, etc.) after you’ve blotted it and tried to remove as much of the liquid as possible. Let the baking soda sit until it is dry (turn a fan on or open a few windows) and then vacuum the baking soda up. This should remove most of the smell, if not all of it. Read More

Save Yourself Time and Stress and Ship Your Car

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Why do people ship their automobiles? Antique cars, kids college car, commercial reasons (dealer relocation), buying a new car from another state, moving, and for those of us that vacation in a warmer climate, shipping an automobile can be very helpful.

What are the main reasons that it makes more sense to ship? The first thing you think of when shipping a car is to keep the miles and wear and tear off your car. Read More

How to Host a Moving Party for Yourself

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Here are some tips to make your party an easy, no-mess affair:

Buy throw away plates, cups, utensils, etc. – You really can’t have a party without food and drinks, which means dishes right? Wrong! Head to the dollar store and get your favorite party supplies and all you need to do is trash everything when the party is over. And if you want to get fancy, check out this website for “Good Bye” plates and napkins.

Take-out food is best – Don’t take the time to attempt to cook in your already packed kitchen. One last day of your favorite local pizza place sounds perfect, and don’t forget to order your favorite sandwiches. Read More

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“We want you to know that we are very pleased with the quality of service that Transit Systems provided. We sincerely appreciate your responsiveness and the way our shipment was handled. Since our first phone call and throughout the entire process, everything was handled appropriately. A very kind and polite driver picked up the boxes at the scheduled time. The Shipment got to the state destination on schedule, but due to weather conditions, all the deliveries were behind at the terminal. Since we had an urgency to get the boxes, we decided to drive to the terminal and pick the boxes up ourselves. People at the terminal were efficient and helpful and everything was handled promptly and safely. Rest assured that we would recommend Transit Systems to others because of our satisfaction with your service and customer service orientation. We look forward to doing business with TSI again.”
Ana, Cypress, TX, April 8, 2014

Moving Tips for Shipping Sentimental Items

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Transit Systems does everything in our power to find the lost boxes and other items—especially if the items within those boxes are important documents, like your grandmother’s recipes that you planned on using to start up a new restaurant. We want to make sure that this tragic incident never happens to you, so here are some great tips on what to do before you ship your valuable items.

How to Ship Sentimental Items

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Fragile valuable items – These items should be kept in your own vehicle. This is the best place to keep a close eye on your items. If you are unable to transport these boxes on your own, than talk to your movers about the best way to wrap and pack your boxes. After the boxes have been packed well, clearly mark ‘FRAGILE’ on every box. Movers are careful with your boxes but there will be items stacked on top, so if they know they are fragile they will place them on top of other boxes rather than at the bottom of the pile.

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Can We Ship a Pallet? Yes We Can!

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Can We Ship a Pallet

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Are you looking to ship a pallet for the first time? Maybe you aren’t sure how to fill out all of the paper work, or you have questions about pricing and shipping preparations. Well, Transit Systems is your solution! We do not require you to know which freight class your pallet is in and there are no bills of lading to fill out. Since we’re the experts you can leave those details to us! Call for a quote and when you are ready to book, we can take care of it all without you having to worry about a thing.

Transit Systems is an industry leading less-than truckload shipping company that has been shipping pallets for over 20 years. Read More