How to Ship a Guitar

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Guitar Box for moving and shippingThe first step in shipping your guitar to gather the packing material. You will need a box that fits your guitar along with packing tape and packing material (bubble wrap and newspaper).

The next step is to prepare the guitar for shipping. You will need to loosen the strings to prevent unwanted tension on the strings during the shipment. Secure any parts of the guitar that may move during transit. Wrap loose items such as tremolo bridges in newspaper or other packing material that you may have.

Wrap the headstock. This is a very sensitive part and needs to wrapped tightly. We would recommend using bubble wrap for this particular part of the guitar.

Using newspaper separate the string from the fretboard. This prevents the strings from hitting the fretboard during the shipment.

Fill in empty space around the guitar. Empty space equals the opportunity for shifting and sliding, so fill the empty spaces with bubble wrap and newspaper. Read More

Tips for Moving in the Snow

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We have some great tips to ensure that your move will not be cancelled or rescheduled due to snow – that is, as long as you don’t mind driving in it!

Tips for Moving in the Snow

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The first and most important tip is to make sure all of your items are covered. This includes electronics, antique furniture, leather furniture, books and important papers. Items that you do not want to get wet due to snow, must be covered well. We recommend using old towels, sheets and blankets. If you do not have enough around the house items to wrap your items, use plastic. You can purchase this at your local Walmart, Target or Home Improvement Stores. This is especially important for your couches and love seats. The snow may melt and cause your furniture to get wet, so be careful when choosing the right material to wrap your furniture.

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Medical Reasons to Hire a Moving Company

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Whether you are moving across country or across town you are well aware that moving is not an easy task. Have you thought about hiring help? Of course under normal circumstances you and your friends/family could load a truck, lift furniture and handle your move all on your own, but not now. Below are medical reasons you should hire a moving company and not attempt to do it yourself. Read More

Phone Calls & Things You Should Do Before You Move

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For those of you who recently purchased a new house or are planning to rent in a new location, you know that there is a lot to do – packing, painting, cleaning and many phone calls. In no relevant order, here is a list of things you should do (and most in advance) of your settlement.

Call to change your cable/internet provider at least 2 weeks in advance. They will need to schedule someone to come out to locate your current cable wiring and box along with figure out whether or not you had cable there before.

Fill out a change of address form at your local post office. You can fill it out online but they will charge you a small fee. Again, you should do this at least 2 weeks in advance.

Purchase new locks for your new home the day you move in. You can do it yourself or call a locksmith to come out the day you move in. This is important because you don’t know which neighbors and/or family members of the previous owner had a spare key and could easily get into your home. Read More

Writing off Moving Expenses

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1. You are being relocated for a job. Being relocated for a new job does have its stipulations with the IRS. Your new job must be 50 miles or more from your old house and your new house must be closer than 50 miles to your new job. Also, you must start your new job within one year of the move, unless you can provide the IRS with a reasonable excuse as to why you need to stay longer than one year, such as your child wanting to graduate in their current school.

• Also, if you are currently unemployed and you find a job that is over 50 miles from your home and you start within one year, it is tax deductible.

2. You are launching a new business venture or moving your current business. The same stipulations apply for a business as above for relocating for a job, meaning the 50 miles within a year. Read More

What Not to Pack When Shipping

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Shipping companies will ship 99% of the items in your home but there are some items you need to be aware of that you cannot ship or should not ship with a moving company.

Some of the more obvious items that moving companies do not ship include:

Transit Systems Doesn't Ship Live Plants• Live animals and plants
• Flammable items such as aerosol cans, paint, gas, etc.
• Hazardous materials such as poisonous, corrosive or explosive solids, liquids and gases.
• Ammunition
• Propane Tanks
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How to Remove Paint From Carpet

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Painting the walls in your new home when you are replacing the floor is simple! No need to worry about drips and spills, but when you need to be careful of the carpet, it can make things much more complicated. Just in case you have an accident and spill paint on your carpet, we have three tips to try.

The first one is simple – Woolite. This is should work on your carpet if you can clean up the paint as soon as you spilled it. You want to try to absorb most of the paint with a towel first. After you got up as much as you can, try using Woolite Carpet Cleaner.

The second option is for dried paint. Either you were unaware of the spill or did not have the supplies at the time, so now you have dried paint on your carpet. Try to remove as much dry paint as you can with a butter knife. Read More

Where to Get Free Moving Boxes

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Moving is extremely expensive, so we want to help you save money! There is no need to go out and purchase brand new boxes and storage bins, unless of course you want something stored in a storage bin. Many people and companies are overwhelmed with the number of boxes they have that they are trying to get rid of; you just need to find them!
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Start with friends, family and neighbors. Find out who has boxes and if they are willing to give them to you. Most likely if someone has boxes, it is because they recently moved or purchased something and are currently trying to figure out what to do with all of the boxes. You are their solution! And they are yours.

Next, if you cannot find someone who has them then try Craigslist or check with your Facebook community. Again, if someone is looking to get rid of boxes, they will have no problem giving them to you for free.

And finally if neither of the two options above works for you, then you will need to make a trip around town, checking with local stores. Below is a list of places to check: Read More

What To Do After You Move In

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TSI's Meeting friendsMeet the neighbors – Stop by your neighbors house to introduce yourself. It is always nice to get on your neighbors side and for them to think highly of you. You never know when you might need a cup or sugar or someone to bring in a package while you are on vacation. Getting comfortable with your neighbors is a great way to help you feel more at home in your neighborhood.

Locate your nearest coffee shop – Moving means a lot of long nights unpacking, organizing and hooking up electronics, which will require at least one, if not two cups of good coffee. Caffeine would also be helpful when you are meeting your new neighbors. Read More

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The move took a long time but that was expected during the holidays. The crew was prompt – early in fact – did the job of packing (one item) and left. The clock stayed in transit a couple of weeks but it had to travel from Atlanta to Denver in a partial load and arrived in Denver two days before Thanksgiving so delivery was delayed by the holiday. Delivery was made on Saturday and arrived in excellent condition. The guys were helpful getting the clock situated and leveled. All in all a good move. Thank you for professional help.
Albion, Marietta, GA, January 3, 2014

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