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Sunset @ Sunset event!

Saturday October 2nd 2021!

Come and see East Coast Moving at the town of Sunset Beach’s Community Block Party!

The event will the held on October 2nd 2021 at 7625 High Market Street. The property will be located between LA Cucina and Fibbers. Corners of Sunset Blvd. and Park. There will be a lot food, crafts, vendors, bands and non-profits for you to enjoy!

We hope to see y'all there! 

For more information please visit http://www.sunsetatsunset.com !

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Understanding Fuel Surcharges In Freight Shipping

No matter what type of shipping option you use, there’s one fact everyone learns pretty quickly – fuel surcharges can add up in a hurry.

Fuel surcharges are tacked on to shipments by carriers to balance the fluctuating costs of fuel. This can become a concern for shippers, because it takes time and attention to fully understand them.

Recent Impact of Events In Ukraine

In early 2022, supply chain congestion had already led to year-over-year rises in costs at the pump. However, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February 2022 led to a significant spike in fuel surcharges across the U.S. and around the globe.

For context, the national average price for diesel was $3.846 on January 31, 2022. By March 7th, that price had risen by more than a dollar to $4.849 per gallon. 

At first, the increase doesn’t make much sense for the American market. At the time of the invasion, the U.S. was a small-time buyer of Russian oil. However, the oil market is, in fact, a global market. And that is where the challenges arise for Americans.

In the grand scheme of things, Russia has been a large player in the global oil and fuel market. Europe, for example, purchased 60% of Russia’s oil exports in 2021. China also purchased 20% of Russia’s oil exports that year.

As a result, fuel surcharges will most likely remain volatile throughout 2022 as shippers and carriers deal with uncertainty abroad.

The Bottom Line.

Fuel surcharges are a valuable tool for carriers to protect themselves against fuel price increases over the life of a contract. At the same time, they’re also a factor that can greatly impact overall shipping costs. Knowing how they work is essential in fully understanding your cost of operations.

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12 Room Organization Ideas for Your Home

Organize Your Spices.
Opt for a step organizer for spices placed in deep cabinets. A tiered organizer allows you to have easy access to your spices and see the names of all of them at once. 
Transform Your Junk Drawer Into an Everyday Drawer. Instead of calling it a junk drawer, think of it as an everyday necessity drawer.
Employ Over-the-Door Storage.
Taking advantage of doors is an easy way to add storage space.
Add Drawer Dividers for Extra Space. Maximize the storage capacity and organization of your drawers with drawer organizers or dividers.
Color Coordinate Your Closet. It can help you to organize clothes in your closet by color and make them visually appealing. 
Use Hooks to Maximize Wall Space. Hooks are a handy way to utilize wall space, especially if you live in a small home or apartment. 
Incorporate Shoe Boxes. Shoe boxes prevent your shoes from getting dusty and damaged by other shoes being thrown on top of them. 
Fold Your Jeans.
You generally don’t have to worry about jeans getting creased if you fold them. So to keep them organized, store your jeans in a neatly folded stack rather than spending time hanging them. 

File Your T-Shirts.
By folding your T-shirts in such a way that they file one behind another, you can pull out one shirt without the others moving. This also allows you to see what’s on each shirt all at once.
Label Containers for Pet Treats.
Don’t forget to organize your pet items. Since dry pet food bags can be bulky, a great way to keep things neat and organized is to empty the food into a plastic container.
Store Children’s Toys in Bins.
Bins are a terrific way to organize children’s toys in one place. Large items such as stuffed animals, dolls, and sports balls tend to take up a lot of space, and it can be difficult to find a suitable storage spot for them.
Use a Track System for the Garage. Track systems come in different forms, but they all have a horizontal track with different ways to hold items vertically. They often have hooks or clips that allow you to effortlessly hang many items you need in a garage
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Sea Notes Choral Society

“At long last, the Sea Notes Choral Society will present their spring 2022 concert entitled Sing! Sing! Sing! at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia on Saturday, March 26 at 3:00 pm and Sunday, March 27 at 3:00 pm. Approximately 90 singers will be directed by Dianne Hoffman and accompanied by Lynn McDowell. Sing! Sing! Sing! includes a wonderful mix of spirituals and ballads, Sinatra-era music, as well as stage and screen numbers. Concerts are always free to the public. Tickets are not required. Donations are welcomed as Sea Notes is a non-profit organization. For more information, go to www.sea-notes.com.”

https://www.southport-oakisland.com/event/sea-notes-choral-society-spring-concert.html

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One Love Market

As a community-based 501-3C, non-profit organization, ONE LOVE MARKET donates net proceeds from vendor market fees, as well as 100% of fundraising efforts to the greater South Brunswick County community. Their mission is to present community events that provide a gathering place where guests and residents of the area can meet and support local artisans and small businesses, while giving back to our local rescues: human, furry and wild, including select youth leadership and educational programs. 

You can find more information about One Love Market at https://www.onelovemarketnc.com/

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How to Buy a House While Selling Your Own: 10 Options to Consider

First: Do your research

Next: Understand the timeline

Buying before selling:

·      Option 1: Buy a new house and cross your fingers

·      Option 2: Buy with a sales contingency

·      Option 3: Buy with a bridge loan

·      Option 4: Use a home equity loan or line of credit to buy

·      Option 5: Borrow from your investment funds

·      Option 6: Consider your alternatives

Selling before buying:

·      Option 7: Sell and cross your fingers

·      Option 8: Stretch out the closing process

·      Option 9: Ask for a rent-back clause

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What is Hunger?

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“Hunger” is an evocative word. Everyone understands what it feels like to be hungry. Our stomachs start rumbling. We get irritable. It becomes hard to think straight. To make those symptoms go away, we eat something. Our stomachs are full, and we are content.

Defining the problem as “hunger,” as Janet Poppendieck contends, “has directed our attention away from the more fundamental problem.”

“Hunger” is best understood as a symptom of the larger issues of poverty and inequality. It needs to be addressed through a combination of economic and political solutions.

Over 42 million Americans face hunger each and every day including 1 in 6 children. If we think about hunger as most of us experience it, as a temporary sensation, the solution to this problem is straightforward: we just need to get more food to people who don’t have enough.

Food banks, shelters, and soup kitchens may seem like the answer to hunger in America. They are, however, a short-term and inadequate response. There has been a stunning increase in the number of emergency food programs over the last 40 years. In 1980, there were about 2 dozen food banks in the United States.

Today, there are more than 350, which serve 63,000 affiliated pantries and shelters. The growth of the emergency food system, however, has failed to solve “hunger.” Despite a spike during the Great Recession and a recent trend downward as the economy has recovered, the prevalence of food insecurity has remained relatively constant over the past 25 years. 11.1% of households were food insecure in 2018, which is only slightly below the 11.9% rate that was recorded in 1995, the year the federal government started keeping statistics.

If we want to solve hunger once and for all, we need to reduce the need for emergency assistance that food banks provide.

Moving? Set aside your unopened,
non-perishable food items.
Our crew will pack up your food
and deliver it to the local food pantry.
From there, your donations will be sorted and delivered to local families in need.
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How to Protect Floors and Carpets When Moving

Here are some things you can use to help protect your floors and carpets:

Furniture sliders – minimize or even eliminate the friction between the object and the floor

Doormats – prevent, as much as possible, dust, mud, water, snow, or other types of debris to be introduced into your home.

Old rugs – keep water or dirt away from the floors below and to provide a protective cushioning barrier against dents and scratches

Floor runners – are made of a special material and have an anti-slip surface on one side to keep them from shifting when in use.

Painter’s Drop cloths – repels the messiest dirt, protects valuable carpet and flooring, durable, long lasting and reusable. You can typically purchase these at local Home Depot & Lowes stores.

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North Carolina Seeing High Levels of Hospitalization Due to COVID

Health officials in North Carolina are continuing to see an increase in the number of people hospitalized due to the coronavirus. The state has reported 3,413new cases of COVID-19.

Health officials say more than 94 percent of recent North Carolina COVID-19 cases are in people who were not fully vaccinated.

In the U.S., vaccines have greatly reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that once killed or harmed infants, children, and adults.

Many people have busy lives and too much responsibility to risk getting sick. Vaccines can help you stay healthy, so you don’t miss work. If you can avoid getting sick, you will have more time for your family, friends, and hobbies.

As we say around the office, Vax up or Mask up!