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Outside The Box

A Moving And Shipping Blog

Introducing TSI’s New Flat Rate Box Shipping Service

Posted on Jul 17, 2019

With our new simple and convenient flat rate box shipping service, you can skip the trip to your local post office or courier outpost, forget about calculating shipping rates, and ship flat rate boxes from home.

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10 Things Not to Put in a Storage Unit

Posted on Jul 09, 2019

Many people assume that when you buy or rent a storage unit that it is yours to do with as you please, but there are actually many restrictions on what you can and can’t store in a storage unit, mainly for the safety of your possessions and your health.

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How to Prepare Furniture for an Office Move

Posted on Jun 24, 2019

Bulky, heavy, awkwardly-shaped, and expensive—there’s no doubt about it, office furniture is cumbersome to move. The key to ensuring it arrives in good condition? Preparation. Keep reading for our expert advice.

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15 Hot Tips for a Hot Weather Move

Posted on Jun 10, 2019

If you’re gearing up for a summer move, especially if you’re moving to or from a warm climate, you’ll need a plan for how you will handle the hot weather. Get ready for your summer move with 15 hot weather moving tips.

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How To Move Your Smart Home

Posted on May 28, 2019

Whether you enthusiastically installed your own smart device or your landlord unexpectedly upgraded the thermostat in your rental, there is an increasing amount of information that can accidentally be left behind or unsafely discarded when moving. So, how do you protect yourself during a move?

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Consolidated Freight vs. Parcel Shipping

Posted on May 13, 2019

The choice between parcel or freight services isn’t always clear. Take a closer look at the differences between parcel shipping and consolidated freight.

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Top 10 States Californians Call Home in 2019

Posted on Apr 29, 2019

Between high state income taxes, increasing housing costs, and other compelling socioeconomic factors, large numbers of Californians are leaving the Golden State for greener pastures in other states. Where do Californians move to? We’re back with an updated list of the top 10 states Californians moved to in 2017.

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10 Things to Pack in Your Personal Vehicle When You Move

Posted on Apr 08, 2019

When you’re packing up your home ahead of a move, there are some items you will want to set aside to be loaded into your personal car, both for convenience as well as for safety reasons. Find out what you should pack in your personal vehicle in our post.

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When and How Much to Tip Your Movers

Posted on Mar 18, 2019

While we can’t speak to how much or whether or not you should be tipping your barber, manicurist, or waiter, we can offer some insight into tipping your moving professionals. Keep reading to get our expert advice for when and how to tip movers.

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Servitization: How to Return your Leased Equipment

Posted on Feb 25, 2019

If you or your company have been leasing equipment or machinery and have come to the end of your lease, or you no longer find yourself in need of it, it’s time to return your equipment. We’re here to help you unpack some of that language and figure out what exactly you need to do to get your leased equipment back on time.

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