Long Distance Moving Experts Offer Money-Saving Advice For the Season

Released on: October 30, 2008, 4:19 am

Press Release Author: Kevin Hagan

Industry: Transportation & Logistics

Press Release Summary: Following an exhaustive summer series of surveys, Transit
Systems announces their top list of proven money-saving techniques for moving long

Press Release Body: Wayne, PA, November 01, 2008 -- To most people moving is an
exhausting and expensive undertaking and that exhaustion and cost only increase with
distance. But Transit Systems, an expert in , has surveyed their clientele from the
recent summer season to determine the top money-saving techniques for those planning
a long distance move. Their responses were processed and summarized below according
to the five most popular responses. This list, when properly employed, could save
hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Transit Systems proudly presents the Top Five
Money-Saving Suggestions for Long-distance Moving:

#1: Pay only for the space that is used. Moving companies typically dedicate a full
truck to the move regardless of the space utilized. Consider a freight company that
provides household goods transport. Each individual household load is sealed in its
own section of the truck behind a locked divider. You will have to hire a separate
moving crew, but even with this additional labor cost added in, the savings can be

#2: Take the DIY approach to loading and unloading. Although many moving companies
do not allow customers to load and unload, contact the company and find out.
Selecting a freight carrier (over a moving company) and using family and friends to
load and unload can cut the total moving costs in half. If you cannot find a company
that allows this, see Tip #1 above.

#3: Pay for insurance. Yes, strictly speaking, insurance is an expense. But it is
pennywise and pound foolish to move without it. Some degree of damage is practically
inevitable during a long-distance move. Unless you are a furniture restoration
professional, insurance will save you in the long run.

#4: Do your own packing. Or at least the majority of it. Packing takes time, and
time costs money. If you are willing to spend time upfront, your total moving costs
will decrease.

#5: Ponder, plan and prepare. A well thought-out move will create all sorts of
savings, especially cost. Consider specifically what items should be professionally
moved and what items are better off selling, giving away to friends or charity or
simply discard. Create a detailed, written inventory and sort accordingly. This will
prevent you from paying to move unwanted items unnecessarily.

Whether planning a move across the country, city or around the corner Transit
Systems tips offer money-saving concepts to reduce common frustrations and moving
anxiety. Removing some unnecessary costs from the equation will not only make your
long-distance move more cost-effective, it will make your move more enjoyable.

About Transit Systems Inc. (TSI)
TSI is a nationwide provider of moving and shipping services to consumers and small
businesses. They are available on the web at http://www.transitsystems.com. In
business for over 19 years, TSI is licensed by the Department of Transportation and
is approved by UPS and Mail Boxes Etc. for their centers to use. Editors can contact
Kevin Hagan at 610-971-1830.
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Web Site: http://www.transitsystems.com

Contact Details: Kevin Hagan
Marketing Director
Transit Systems Inc.
999 Old Eagle School Rd., Ste 114
Wayne, PA, USA 19087

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