Career New Years Resolutions You Can Actually Keep!

December 24, 2019


  1. Try things that work for you to help you be healthier at work- You could pack a lunch instead of eating out, try a standing desk, or try taking the stairs.
  2. Set a goal to learn 1 new skill- Choose one thing that you’ve always wanted to know or something that would benefit you the most in your profession.
  3. Update your resume-After you learn that new skill, update your resume!
  4.  Find a work mentor- Find one person who inspires you, whether it be someone in your profession, or just someone who is just a rockstar and makes you want to succeed.
  5. Attend at least 1 networking event- Networking is super important and can boost your career exponentially.
  6. Lastly, Measure you work-life balance. BALANCE is key! Burnout can hurt your career drastically.

Keeping Christmas Time Jolly

December 17, 2019

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Christmas can be the most wonderful time of the year or the most stressful time of the year. Here are some tips to keep you feeling jolly for Christmas!

-Seek a Fresh Perspective

Take one task that drives you crazy during the holidays and tackle it in a new way. A fresh approach just might make a difference.

-Be Satisfied

Bigger doesn’t always mean better. Everything doesn’t have to look like its straight out of Joanna Gaines’ shop (Even if it is AMAZING)

-Drop the Expensive, High Stress Traditions

Just because it’s a “Tradition” doesn’t mean you can’t make new (less expensive) ones. So stop worrying about dragging your whole family to see the Nutcracker for the 100th time, listening to them whine every step of the way. Instead go drive around to local neighborhoods to see the lights, or even something silly like  a Christmas Eve pancake bar!

-Focus on What’s Most Important

Stop worrying about sending that third cousin that you met once when you were five at a family reunion a Christmas card, instead narrow it down to the 10 most important people in your life.

-Stop to Smell the LEMONS…

I know the old saying goes to stop and smell the roses, well an even better (and less likely to irritate your allergies) rendition is to smell lemons. Studies say the scent of lemons instantly boasts your mood!

-Remember to HAVE FUN!

Everyone gets so stressed around the Holidays that they can’t wait for them to be over. Christmas is supposed to be  joyous time, so forget everything and HAVE FUN!ca42ccf54e36d1cb8c72a565bd9f2a98

How to Prep for the Holidays

November 22, 2019


  1. Plan ahead
  2. Develop a budget for the holidays
  3. Shop ahead
  4. Start decluttering
  5. Cook/Bake ahead
  6. Make reservations for holiday travel
  7. Plan some fun events for you and your family
  8. Get a jump on your holiday cards/letter
  9. Make personal time and self-care a priority, even during the holidays

Tips and Tricks moving with Children

November 15, 2019


  • Ask for help with the children, it can be more stressful than the packing itself
  • Use color coded duct tape to separate each room or person.
  • Online yard sales and groups to sell any unwanted items
  • Have a few new and exciting surprises such as a new toy or bed set to help them settle into the new home
  • Pack an overnight bag for the first night in the new home


Tips for Moving During the Holidays

November 12, 2019


  1. Block off a month if possible to organize your move in a calendar.
  2. Plan a holiday gathering away from home.
  3. Have a plan for packing little by little to avoid burnout.
  4. Pack some but not all holiday decorations
  5. Consider all unexpected moving expenses.
  6. Keep important documents with you during the move to avoid being misplaced.
  7. Buy moving supplies during holiday sales like Black Friday.

10 Hacks to Make Your Big Move as Simple as Possible

November 1, 2019


  1. Do all of the packing and labeling before moving day
  2. Color code your boxes for each room
  3. Find free boxes at the grocery stores and online.
  4. Hire a babysitter, and a pet sitter
  5. You can also use suitcases to transport heavy items
  6. Pack an overnight bag, for use on the first night
  7. Keep your important documents with you
  8. Keep sandwich bags handy for little pieces from electronics, and label the bags specifically
  9. If you have friends helping, make sure you plan out specific jobs
  10. Plan out a floor plan before you move

East Coast Moving’s Food Drive!!

October 17, 2019

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NC Oyster Festival 2019

October 11, 2019



Join us as we celebrate everything Oyster on Ocean Isle Beach. Many local vendors will be offering a variety of foods, crafts, contests and live music.  With the support of our dedicated committee of volunteers, the Town of Ocean Isle, many of our local businesses and the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce. The 2019 NC Oyster Festival will be one to remember!

When: Saturday October 19, 2019 9am – 6pm and Sunday October 20, 2019 10am – 5pm

Admission: Adults: $5 cash only / 12 & under Free

Parking Lot Locations: Lot by Lowes Foods/Dollar Tree and Odell Williamson Municipal Airport. FREE Shuttle with 5 continuous buses running the same route.

A handicap drop off and pick up location will be just West of the main gate.

ECM is a proud sponsor of the NC Oyster Festival 2019!

Customer Praise

October 4, 2019

ECM Winter

Dear Carrie,

I’m sorry I didn’t send you an email last week but we’ve had several house showings back to back and life as been a bit crazy since we returned from Florida.

Just wanted to tell you how wonderful our move was, thanks to your company and the guys who did all the heavy lifting. They were so helpful, careful and very funny (in a good way) while keeping things rolling throughout the whole process. It must be quite a hard thing to drive as far and still be raring to go the day you’re expected to unload everything all over again. They were always cheerful and helpful as to the placement of certain pieces of furniture. We even laughed and said they need to include “decorating advice” in their job descriptions.

Both of us were former owners of a small business and we perceived Brian as a young guy who is a valuable employee – very conscientious and thorough, explaining each charge and making sure everything was in order. I know you would be pleased to hear that we noticed how carefully he looked after his truck and how he made sure everything was out back in order.

The guys tease each other but Brian is businesslike again when they all need to be. Nothing broken, dented, cracked or otherwise any different than when it left Brunswick County. You will forever have our appreciation and praise for making everything completely easy for us.

Warmest regards,
Susan & Ned Gehris

Come See us at Sunset @ Sunset

September 27, 2019

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Come by and see East Coast Moving at Sunset @ Sunset!

DATE: Oct 5, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESS: 7625 High Market St , Sunset Beach, NC 28468

PHONE: (910) 579-6297

Fabulous music, crafts and food all day. It’s easy to reach the site of Sunset at Sunset. It’s right in front of the Ingram Planetarium on Sunset Boulevard, and traffic coordinators are happy to guide you. There’s great food, more than 100 quality vendors, a Kid’s Korner, and fun all day long.

PRICE RANGE: Free admission


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