Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2018

Posted in News on Jan 14, 2019, tagged with tsi news

Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2018

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With 2018 firmly in our rear-view mirror, we thought it was the perfect time to take a look back at our biggest accomplishments of 2018. It was a big year for us at TSI—we proudly became the first moving company in the country to offer financing on all of our residential services, and we persisted in our mission to shake up the moving industry with new ideas and spectacular small move and personalized shipping services.

To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of our most popular blog posts of 2018. From helping you choose the right shipping service to packing difficult-to-ship items, our Outside the Box blog has you covered every step of the way.

So without further ado, here they are:

1. Top 10 Places Californians Call Home in 2018

California is known for its sunny days, picturesque coastline, and rolling hills, but thanks to a number of social, economic, and environmental factors, more people are actually leaving the Golden State than are moving in.

Where are they moving to? Check out our updated list of the top 10 states Californians chose to call home in 2018 to find out.

HONORABLE MENTION: Want to know where Californians were moving to in 2016? Our original list is actually our second most popular blog post of 2018—check it out here.

2. How To Get a King Size Mattress Up the Stairs

Moving a king size mattress? They may be the ultimate in sleep luxury, but they can be a pain to carry up the stairs if you don’t know the proper technique. What's the trick? Folding your mattress in half. Many king size mattresses are hinged exactly for this purpose, but if not, TSI has your back.

Learn the right way to get a king size mattress up the stairs.

3. Best Practices for Shipping a Large Area Rug

All you have to do to prepare your area rug for shipping is to roll it, wrap it, and tie it, right? Not so fast—this method might work for smaller area rugs, but if you’re shipping a rug that’s larger than 6’ x 9’, there are a few additional factors you’ll need to consider before your shipment is picked up.

Make sure your rug arrives safely with our tips for shipping a large area rug.

4. Different Types of Bubble Wrap And When To Use Them

Did you know that there are different grades and sizes of bubble wrap, each designed for different purposes? From high-grade bubble wrap for heavy items to temperature controlled bubble wrap for fragile goods, and tiny 1/16” bubbles for glassware and small items to large 1/2" inch bubbles for medium-weight items, we can help you pick the right bubble wrap for your move or shipment.

Discover the different types of bubble wrap and when to use them.

5. What’s the Cheapest Way to Ship Furniture Cross Country?

Whether you’re moving, gifting furniture to friends or family across the country, or are settling an estate, transporting furniture across the country can be a challenge—and an expensive one to boot. Learn more about your options for shipping furniture cross country and get our tips for keeping your shipping costs as low as possible in our blog post about the cheapest way to ship furniture across the country.

6. How To Ship Appliances

Appliances have a lot of mechanized parts, electrical components, and delicate surfaces, which makes them particularly challenging to ship.

Get our tips for shipping large appliances like your refrigerator, washing machine, or dryer.


7. The Difference Between Air Freight and Ground Freight Shipping

What’s the difference between air freight and ground freight? The answer may seem obvious—with air freight, your cargo travels in an airplane; with ground freight, your cargo travels on the ground—but it’s not quite that simple. Learn more about the pros and cons of air and ground freight and how to choose the right shipping option for your cargo.

8. How to Ship Tools While Saving Money

If you’re moving long distance, shipping your tools separately is often cheaper than buying new ones. Find out what you need to know before you ship your tools, learn how to pack them properly, and get our tips for saving money on your shipment.

Read the full post here.

9. How to Ship a Glass Table

Glass tabletops are fragile and heavy, making them difficult to ship. With proper packing and the help of an experienced shipping company, you can get your glass tabletop to your new home in one piece.

Learn how to pack your glass tabletop.

10. The Best Way to Ship Picture Frames

The best way to pack and ship picture frames depends on a number of factors, such as the material of the frame, if there is a glass panel, and what is inside the frame.

Get our tips for packing and protecting picture frames and the artwork inside them.



With another banner year in the books, everyone at TSI thanks you for being a part of our success in 2018. We’re excited to keep shaking up the moving industry with new innovations, top-notch service, and helpful resources to support you throughout the moving process.

What’s next in 2019? Stay up to date on our blog.

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