Moving? Let the packing begin

December 13, 2018

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The most fearsome aspect of a move is the packing–just the thought of this daunting task may make you shudder.

Purge the junk

It’s much easier to get organized and start the packing process if there are fewer things to pack. Downsizing is not only the best way to make your packing duties simpler, but it can help save money on a lighter load to haul.

Get your supplies

Before you begin packing, you will need to acquire the appropriate materials. You’ll need the following:

  • Boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Packing tape
  • Markers for labeling
  • Bubble wrap for breakables

Start slow

Packing is a huge job, but there’s no reason it has to feel that way. Set a deadline for yourself and then begin the packing process in advance so you can take your time and work slowly. This will alleviate the pressure of working furiously against the clock to finish your packing in time.

Pack least important to most important

Begin by packing things you don’t use every day, such out-of-season clothing, books, DVDs and CDs, collectibles, knickknacks and decorations that have no utility or serve no purpose other than ornamental.

Be sure to label

Label each and every box with the room and contents immediately after you pack it. The entire process will be much easier and less stressful if know you have packed something already. It will also make unpacking a breeze

 

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How to Move in Bad Weather Without Destroying Your Stuff or Your Sanity

December 7, 2018

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How to Move in Bad Weather

Without Destroying Your Stuff or Your Sanity

  1. Protect your stuff- your movers typically have quilted pads for protection but that will not keep anything dry.
  2. Clear your walkways and driveways – for safety of all involved and your goods too!
  3. Set up a staging area ahead of movers’ arrival for ease of loading around good and poor weather windows.
  4. Often your Supervisor will need to call it quits for a period of time, but their concern is your goods safety as well as their own.

Marketing Tips!

November 28, 2018

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The Power of Video Marketing

December 6, 2018

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

https://blogs.constantcontact.com/event/The+Power+of+Video+Marketing_70139000001IpREAA0/

You’ll see how video can be used to reduce operational costs and bring your marketing efforts to new heights!

Dos and Do nots when moving.

November 21, 2018

1. Let them do their job
2. Finish packing before moving day
3. Carry cash, jewelry, and prescription medications with you
4. Label the boxes with their intended destination
5. Always tell the movers or label the box clearly if something is fragile
6. Make sure they have easy, hassle-free access
7. Don’t pack heavy items in large boxes
8. Empty your drawers, armoires, and desks
9. Don’t disappear on your

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Prepare now for future weather issues.

October 29, 2018

Tips to help prepare before emergency evacuation

For peace of mind during an emergency such as a hurricane, try to complete as many of these tasks as possible, while it’s still safe to do so, before evacuating your home.

Document your belongings. FEMA suggests taking photos or video of what’s in your home to provide useful documentation if you must make an insurance claim. Take pictures of each room from different angles, individual shots of valuable items, and in the case of electronics, a shot of the model number and the serial number.

Clear your yard. Make sure water can flow away from your home by storing loose debris like patio furniture, grills, bikes, and planters inside. You don’t want anything to become a projectile or potentially blocking storm drains because any water buildup could cause your home to flood.

Brace every opening. Cover all your home’s windows. Additionally, seal any cracks around windows and door frames. Open holes in a house during a hurricane can cause depressurization – the calm air on the inside meets a whirlwind on the outside – which can cause a house to collapse.

Elevate items that rust or corrode. Unplug appliances and move any portable appliances and electronics to higher ground. TVs, speakers, and generators need to be several feet off the ground, such as on counter tops or on the second level of your home in case of the ground floor floods.

Turn off the power and water lines. FEMA recommends shutting off the electricity and main water valve if you can do so safely before evacuating. To turn off power, find your circuit breaker panel and set the main circuit switch to off. To shut off the main water valve, find the water meter typically mounted on the side of your house, then the water main valve below it, connected by a pipe. You may need to use a wrench to turn the valve clockwise to shut off the water supply.

For more assistance and advice see FEMA website and WordPress posts.

 

Halloween fun in Myrtle Beach SC

October 18, 2018

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Huntington’s Haunted Halloween

Head over to Huntington’s Haunted Halloween for a spooky good time! Families and friends are invited to explore two separate haunted houses, play games, catch a movie on the big screens plus enjoy bonfires, and much more!

This event will take place from 6-9 pm on Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27.

Location: The Newland House – 19820 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach

14th Annual Little River Shrimp Festival

October 5, 2018

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This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13th, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14th, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Historic Little River Waterfront (4460 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC 29566).

Festival goers can expect to enjoy a children’s area, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, 2 stages of live music, and approximately 150 different vendors- including a variety of art and craft vendors, business expos, and community organizations. Fresh local seafood will be served by the local waterfront restaurants and your festival food favorites will be available from a variety of talented food vendors.

 

Sunset at Sunset 12th Annual Festival

September 28, 2018

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Sunset at Sunset – Sunset Beach’s favorite event is held annually the first Saturday in October and is the perfect one-day event during the perfect time of year. The community block party has entertainment all day, quality crafts and vendors, and some of the best food you’ll find anywhere.

Children and Moving

September 22, 2018

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Moving to a new home can be particularly difficult for children – especially if the move also means uprooting them from a school and a comfortable circle of friends. As a parent though, there are plenty of ways you can help.

  1. Read a children’s book about moving (The Berenstain Bears Moving Day)
  2. Watch a good movie (Toy Story)
  3. Let them help pack there room
  4. Yard sell to help buy new things for new room

September 10, 2018

Build Confidence – Workshop:Tuesday, September 18, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: 4700 Sugarberry Drive (Rourk Woods Clubhouse), Shallotte, NC 

Join us for an interactive workshop tackling the roadblocks to building confidence. Walk away with tools, ideas and information to help you feel empowered and present a confident image in your personal and professional life.

Refreshments and beverages will be served. SPACE IS LIMITED Pre-registration is recommended. $10 Advanced Registration, $15 cash at the Door (if space available)

Register online: http://brunswickcountychamber.org/women-in-business-committee

Hosted by the Women in Business Committee of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and Sponsored by Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle.