8 Tips to Make Packing & Moving Furniture Easy!

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Moving is exciting! You get to live in a new place, discover new local shops and restaurants as well as make new friends with your neighbors. Sure, packing isn’t fun; you’ve seen the funny spoofs of transporting furniture like carrying a couch down a staircase in sitcoms, but that doesn’t have to be you!

By planning ahead, you can turn a task into a treat and get to your new home in a breeze. Here are 8 tips to help make moving furniture to your new home easy!

1. Dimensions

2. Loose Parts

3. Legs & Protrusions

4. Disassemble

5. Padding

6. Protect Flooring

7. Insurance

8. Proper Restraints

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How to Safely Pack & Ship a Sleeper Sofa

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Sleeper sofas are an amazing piece of living room furniture that provide ultimate functionality. This functionality can also become a tricky obstacle when you are ready to pack and ship it.  The size, moving pieces and other attributes that make this piece amazing are also what can create problems when shipping living room furniture like this.  If you’re getting ready to move or ship your sleeper sofa by yourself, you’ll want to make sure to follow our quick and easy guide to help ensure that your sleeper sofa arrives safe and secure!

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How to Ship a China Cabinet

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China Cabinets are one of the most prized pieces of living room furniture, also making them one of the scariest pieces to ship by yourself. Made up of a variety of expensive and custom fit fragile pieces, you don’t want to try this without help.

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13 Reasons to Move to Washington, DC

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Don’t let the locals’ nickname “Hollywood for the Ugly” spoil it for you; becoming a Washingtonian is sooo much more than politics and handshakes. With incredible foods, professional sports, tons of job opportunities and word class theatres and entertainment, there is never a shortage of things to keep you happy when you move to Washington, DC.

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How to Safely Pack Your Furniture

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When it’s time to pack your furniture, don’t over think it. With simple household items like tube socks and laundry baskets, you can help avoid damage to your furniture. Use the guide below to help you safely pack your furniture for moving and shipping.

The following guide is separated by room and furniture piece:

Bedroom

Living Room

Dining Room

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13 Reasons to Move to Dallas

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From Cowboys to Cabanas, Careers to Cuisine, Dallas is the home of your dreams. From professional sports teams to your endless fill of restaurants, Dallas is the city “y’all” should be “Fixin” to know.  If you still aren’t convinced, here are 13 reasons to move to Dallas “ya’ll”!

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Tips for Packing and Shipping Fragile Items

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It is very important to pack your fragile items properly.  Transit Systems wants to help you ship your fragile/valuable items without any damage and with ease.

Shipping Fragile Items

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The first step in preparing fragile items for shipping is to gather all of your packing materials. These items can be purchased at many locations – your local UPS or FedEx store, U-Haul store, or a home improvement type store; such as Lowes or Home Depot. Your local Walmart and Target are also great resources for your packing supply needs. Read More

How to Ship Tools While Saving Money

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Are you moving cross country or maybe to another state over 100 miles away?

Transit Systems wants to help you ship your tools, not buy new ones, because that could be very expensive!

One of the most important items you will need when moving are your tools. The house may need some repair, upgrades or just a few updates – either way you will need to ship your tools.

How to Ship a Tool Box

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What You Need To Know to Ship a Toolbox

There are many things to consideration when shipping a tool box. Sharp edges need to be protected; large and bulky tools may need to be crated; fuel should be drained from the motor; and any hazardous chemicals could limit the available shipping methods. With a little research and preparation, however, you can properly ship your tools.

How to Pack Your Tools

As stated above there are many different types of tools. You will first need to determine what type of tools you are shipping before you can determine how to pack tools. Will you ship sharp tools, heavy tools, a large tool box or all of the above? Read More

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