Tips for Moving a Mattress

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This image is courtesy of EcoBoxThe first thing you need to know is that your mattress will need to be boxed. This will save you money on your shipment as well as help protect your mattress. When you choose Transit Systems’ Economy Service you save money by boxing all of your items as well as helping the driver load the truck. So if you are watching your budget and can help, this is the perfect way to ship your mattress. Read More

Five Reasons Why Moving is a Great Opportunity

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Moving forces you to go through your stuff and get rid of (or sell) the items you have been meaning to purge. Maybe it’s clothes that you have been saving just incase you loose those extra 10 pounds, or the baby clothes you have been holding onto for the “just incase” baby that you are never going to have, or the kitchenware that you have in your attic for the one occasion where you need to serve fondue. Moving will help you realize it is time to sell/donate/trash those certain items.

You can escape the people you have been trying to avoid. This could be a nosey neighbor, your child’s bully, or an ex-boyfriend – whoever it may be, this is your chance to move away from them. Read More

Cardboard Moving Boxes

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Many people try to find a good deal on moving boxes – they pick them up at the local grocery store, liquor store, department store or purchase them on craigslist – but this might not be the best choice. It may seem like you’re getting a great deal for some good boxes, but will they hold up for the entire shipment? Maybe not.

Moving boxes are designed specifically for household moves and supplies. These boxes can be purchased through moving companies and local home improvement stores. Purchasing moving boxes is the safer choice because they’re often more sturdy. If you know that the boxes you purchase from someone on Craigslist or even a friend were moving boxes than it should be OK to re-use and save money but you want to be sure. Read More

Charitable Drive to Assist Children in Roatán

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Roatán is the largest of the “Bay Islands” – nestled in between two other islands called Guanaja and Útila. This is a small area that is popular for snorkeling and features lush tropical resorts for vacationers.

Aside from the tourism in Roatán, the school system and educational culture is incredibly poor. Less than 30% of the children complete primary school. Even though the area is surrounded by water, there are no public pools or swim programs to teach kids to swim, a skill every resident here needs to have.

A group of member families of the NYC Elite Gym gathered their resources to purchase a large amount of school supplies and everyday items in short supply to the Honduras, and made plans to travel there and help the children.

Morgan from NYC Elite said “we went to Honduras to teach the children gymnastics and swimming and distribute school supplies, books, clothing, toiletries and other much need supplies. Each of families of the children that come to our gym donated various products to be taken down there.” Read More

How to Properly Pack Your Boxes

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Follow these simple steps to pack your boxes for your move or shipment! We’ve outlined each part to show you what’s important and how to protect your items from damage. Your boxes may get marked up and scuffed during the freight shipping process, but if you pack your boxes right… your items will be safe and secure inside. damaged!

How to Pack a Box

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Start By Grouping Items That Are of Similar Size and Weight. Try not to put unlike items in the same box (this also makes it easier once you try to unpack your boxes). For example, keep pots and pans in one box and your frames and photos in another.

Wrap Any Items That You Want To Protect From Breakage or Water Damage. Books should be wrapped in plastic bags that seal (this also protects photos and paintings). Kitchen items that are breakable can be wrapped in extra kitchen towels, or small blankets. Bubble wrap can be used as well. Use tape and twine to hold the protection in place. Read More

Tips for Moving Toys

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We have the tips you are looking for to handle the many toys that you have in your garage, attic and closets throughout the house.

Shipping Children's ToysThe first step is to “donate, sell or trash.” Keep in mind that these are your child’s toys and some may be their favorite or one that has special meaning to them – don’t get rid of those. Use your best judgment, because you know your kid best. If you think that they will play with it in the near future or maybe you have a niece or nephew that might like it or a friend’s child than keep it. If you think they have completely outgrown the toy and they never really liked it anyways than sell or donate it. Read More

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“When the driver was going to be late due to the truck being broke down, the scheduler let me know. I advised him that I was leaving the next afternoon and they needed to be there early the next morning and he got it scheduled for the first thing Sat morning. Everything worked out great. The driver did an amazing job of packing the furniture. I received my furniture in two weeks with no scratches, no damages. Everyone I have dealt with has been very helpful and courteous. It has been a very pleasant experience. I am glad I choose Transit Systems.”
Carol Moore, Phoenix, AR, July 21, 2014

Tips for Shipping Books

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Use the following tips to safely ship your books so they have a much better chance of showing up looking the way that they left!

Clean your books. Books are notorious dust collectors. Before you pack books take the opportunity to clean them. You can use a paper towel with a little Windex on it or simply use a slightly damp dishtowel (or paper towel).

How to Properly Ship BooksProtect your books. Water can damage the pages as well as the hard or soft cover. Prevent leaks and water damage by using a plastic bag to protect your books. Make sure the bags are properly sealed (I recommend that you use tape).

You can also use a padded envelope to protect paperback and more fragile books – this will protect them from getting bent and will also help prevent water damage too.

Use a box that the books fit into. Any extra space that is in the box leaves room for things getting smashed and thrown around, so fill the box completely to the top but don’t make it too heavy. Use bubble wrap to fill any extra space.

Make sure that you do not hear any shifting. Once all of the books are inside shake the box and make sure that there isn’t any movement. Read More

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“Driver was running late on pick up but he called to alert us and apologized. No problem…he (James) was great and his helper was too. We were delighted when it was James that delivered our furniture to Wilmington. Excellent customer service and all round good guys!”
Cammy Bain, Wilmington, NC, July 11, 2014

Tips for Remembering Your Old Home

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If you’re moving to a new, bigger and better house a part of you may feel sad to say good bye to the old one! It’s also very common for young kids to have strong feelings about leaving their current home – some people just don’t do well with change, even if it is for the better. If you or your child is having a hard time here are some ways to make the transition easier.

Tips for Remembering Your HomeTake Photos
It may seem like common sense to take photos of the home before you leave, but if you are ready to get rid of your current home it may not seem obvious to take memorabilia photos. Take photos of the master bedroom, closet, staircase, play room, etc. This will help you and/or your child remember the home, and in turn, remember all of the great memories you made there!

Blog About it
Whether you have a blog or feel like starting a blog this is a great way to remember the time in your old home. You can find free blog hosting sites easily through a simple Google search. A blog gives you the chance to write down all your memories for both you and (if you have them) your kids. Below are some starting points. Read More