TSI Helps Santa Deliver to Lakota Sioux Reservation for Christmas

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Let’s talk more about how good people went out of their way to put some smiles on the faces of deserving young people. When you hear of a few good citizens “Making a difference” – this is what they’re talking about!

Windswept-AcademyWe were contacted about a charitable shipment by Dotsi Campbell, who is a member of The Charles Town Baptist Church mission group in West Virginia.

Dotsi says this about Transit Systems “your organization gave feet and hands to our prayers.” She went on to explain that her group “had prayed for leadership to impact families whose children are attending a non-public school completely funded by private sector donations. In this area, the local educational system lacks quality. The people are living 100% below the poverty index, and Christmas gifts were low on the list of necessities.”

One of the group’s goals was to purchase gifts for some children on the Eagle Butte, South Dakota Lakota Sioux Reservation. In our humble opinion – This care and consideration is what humanity and Read More

Surviving the Holidays After Divorce

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The holidays this year don’t have to be a wash, but it should be different. Last year you spent the holidays with your spouse and all of your holiday traditions you made over the year. This year could serve as a reminder of what you are missing if you don’t get a handle on it and make some changes.

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Photo Credit – acarolanlaw.com

The first step to a happy holiday is to make plans. Plan to stay stress free with friends and family who care about you – people that remind you of what the holidays are all about. If this is too painful, than pick a friend or two and plan a trip to escape the holidays this year.

Create new holiday traditions. If it is just you this year, then start new traditions in your home with yourself and others. For example, the past couple of years you and your spouse always cut down your Christmas tree the first week of December, than this year buy a fake tree the second week of December and decorate it with your best friend! If you have a family and children, start new traditions with them. Read More

Tips for Less Stress While Moving

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Photo Credit – how.stuffworks.com

Moving is one of the top causes of stress – right up there with divorce and job loss. No matter what you try to do it will be stressful but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming and frustrating all the time! We have a few random but helpful tips to help relief some of your moving stress, especially over the holidays.

  • Start by writing everything down, yes everything! Everything that you need to do, such as packing the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, etc., taking down and washing the curtains, paint, clean, etc. needs to be written down.  Use Excel if you have it, so you can check them off as you go. Read More

Pros and Cons of Bamboo Flooring

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In the past couple of years bamboo flooring has grown in popularity. Bamboo floors have a beautiful finish and bring a unique element to any room. It is easily produced and the price is right for consumers.

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Photo Credit – Wisterialaneflooring.com

For those of you considering bamboo flooring, we have the pros and cons to help you make your decision.

Pros of Bamboo Floors:

Ecologically Friendly – One of the main pros to bamboo floor is that it is biodegradable.
Material - Bamboo is produced quickly and easily – it matures in 4 years vs. the average tree which takes 100 years.
Price - The price is budget friendly because of the availability of the bamboo.
Easy Installation – They are easy to put in and do not require screws. Also, they lock in to each other making it even more simple.
Easy Maintenance – Keeping them clean is easy with a dry mop and they barely show dust and dirt. Read More

Holiday Gift Guide

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The holidays have arrived! For most of us that means baking, shopping, decorating and a lot of wrapping. One of the most stressful parts of the holidays can be trying to figure out what to buy your great aunt, your teenage nephew or your uncle who only ever says two words every time you see him. We want to help with the stress of this by offering some ideas on what to buy those hard to buy for friends and family members.

Aunt and UncleThe first step to figuring out what to get those ‘hard to buy for’ friends and family members is to find out one thing that they like and then you can work for there. It can be as simple as they are a coffee drinker or they enjoy the casual game of cards – this will help you determine what to buy

Gift for Kids/Babies – Kids can be fun to buy for but they can also be frustrating when it is a child that has everything or one that you really aren’t familiar with. Here are a few ‘generic’ ideas for kids and babies.

• For the child that has everything – tickets to the movies, a place like the Crayola Factory or Franklin Institute. Read More

Holiday Shipping Tips

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The best tip when shipping anytime of the year is to ship with free shipping. Whether you need to ship to someone in another state or a family member that lives across town over the holidays, it doesn’t have to be difficult.

The first tip is to ship from a website that offers free shipping, such as Target. If you are buying for your nieces and nephews who live 500 miles away or your grandmother who you want to send something special to that lives only 50 miles away, Target is the place to purchase those items. All season long Target offers free shipping. If you are a member of Amazon Prime, you can get free shipping and many other online stores offer free shipping when you spend a specific amount, such as $50. Even if you are at $35, purchase something else so the money you spend is on a gift rather than shipping. The only thing you need to consider is the wrapping of the gifts. Try to get your relative to help out with that end – makes life a whole lot easier on you! Read More

Moving Tips for Career Women

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After working from 8 to 5, the last thing you want to do is come home and pack boxes for your upcoming move. But, there are ways to prepare for your relocation without sacrificing precious “me” time after work.

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Photo Credit – Sheknows.com

Moving is a marathon—you have to train for it, stay focused, and pace yourself.

For instance, don’t cram all of your packing in the week before the moving trucks are scheduled to arrive. Start six weeks in advance, and take your time. Use Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons to tackle a room—saving high traffic rooms for last.

You’ll also need to find a reputable mover. Call at least two or three companies for quotes. Make sure they come to your home to do an in-person estimate. Read More

How to Stay Safe While Holiday Shopping

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The holiday season is a great time for criminals – they grab your information on the Internet while you shop online, they spend time in parking lots of local malls and outlet stores and they even pretend to be shopping in stores to scan your credit cards as you wait in line. They are just waiting for the right person, but this holiday season don’t fall victim to thieves! Here are some tips to help you stay safe while finishing up your holiday shopping.

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Photo Credit – BusinessInsider.com

When shopping in the store…
• Be on alert and do not let your guard down, ever.
• Always take a friend, don’t go alone.
• Do not take out your credit card or checkbook until the cashier asks for it.
• Don’t carry many bags. It’s easy to forget a bag or a purse somewhere if you’re carrying too much.
• Hold your purse/wallet close to your body. Make sure it is always zippered shut.

When walking to the car…
• Before you walk out of the store have your keys in your hand ready to go. Read More

USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

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No matter what holiday you are celebrating this year, it is approaching a a very high speed! We want to share with you the holiday deadlines to get your gifts shipped with the US Postal Office, so we went to their website and put together the images below so that you are well aware of the holiday shipping deadlines! So no excuses this year for missing the deadline!

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What is a Bill of Lading?

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When you make the decision to ship something, such as furniture, boxes, etc. you will be required to fill out the ‘bill of lading.’

Unless you work for a moving and shipping company these three words may look foreign to you. The next few paragraphs will help familiarize you with what a bill of lading is and the purpose it serves. Read More

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