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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!

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Summer Moving Tips

After spring cleaning season, summer feels like a great time to take a step toward revitalizing and moving to a new home. If you can plan ahead, you’ll do yourself a favor! To help, we have put together some tips to help you with a smooth move during these summer months.

Try not to book on holidays. More than likely, there will be less movers and truck rentals available to help with your move.

Start your day early. The thought of moving boxes in the peak heat of the day should jolt you right out of bed. Starting early means you and your movers can get the majority of the moving done before the temperatures and humidity are at their peak. You’ll also have the opportunity to avoid traffic jams.

Dress lightly. You hired a moving company, so you might think your job will be minimal, it’s still not a day to dress impractically. Wear light and breathable fabrics. It’s best to be ready for the moments when you’re needed. You don’t want to struggle to keep up with the movers because of inefficient clothing.

Stay hydrated! Be sure to keep water on hand and keep the movers in mind also. They’ll need to drink plenty of water to stay safe and healthy, and it’s great to have some to offer.

Dress lightly. You hired a moving company, so you might think your job will be minimal, it’s still not a day to dress impractically. Wear light and breathable fabrics. It’s best to be ready for the moments when you’re needed. You don’t want to struggle to keep up with the movers because of inefficient clothing. When you’re ready to plan your summer move hiring a professional moving company will save you a lot of sweat! East Coast Moving has an instant quote form that you can fill out here.

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Brunswick County single family surge confirms no signs of slowing down

Brunswick County single family surge confirms no signs of slowing down.

There has been an increase of development applications in Brunswick County since May of 2021. The planning board will consider four new planned development applications and one major subdivision next week.  These projects are a group 469 new homes and 123 townhome units, coming into the county over the next few years.

Here are the upcoming planned developments,

Gore Tract (Ocean Isle Beach)

Hickman’s Crossing (Calabash)

Coastal Haven (Leland)

The Courtyards by Carrell (Ocean Isle Beach)

Allston Park (Subdivision) (Calabash)

Have a happy FRIYAY!

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Don’t Let Rain Ruin Your Move

Rain on the day of your move will definitely not be a dream moving scenario for anyone. The process of moving out is stressful enough.

Having bad weather on the day of your move is not only a nuisance, but it can bring about some dangerous situations. Here are some precautionary measures to take so you can keep your things dry and avoid bad accidents.

  • Keep an eye on the weather forecast.
  • Make sure your boxes are strong enough (sometimes it takes just a few drops of rain for a box to fall apart.)
  • Cover any high traffic areas prior to movers beginning their load or unload at your residence.
  • Wear waterproof shoes and a raincoat if you choose to be outside during the move.
  • Watch your step. (Tread carefully, with rainy weather comes slippery surfaces)

Happy moving & stay dry!

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Moving in the Summer Do’s and Don’ts.

The majority of moves in America happen sometime between Memorial Day and Labor Day. While moving in the summer is a lot easier for most families it can also be downright miserable thanks to the season’s unbearable heat. Here are some do’s and don’ts so your move can go more smoothly.

  • Hire professionals to help with the heavy lifting, so that you can concentrate on moving matters.
  • Don’t forget water bottles for yourself and the movers.
  • Apply sunscreen if you plan on being outside for most of your move day.
  • Don’t plan on moving during a holiday weekend. Not only will there be less movers and truck rentals available to help with your move but think of the traffic!
  • Don’t wear heavy fabrics on moving day it is not the time to be uncomfortable!
  • Turn the AC on in your new home if you are close enough. The last thing you’ll want is to arrive at a home that’s incredibly hot. If you are not close to your new home be sure to turn on the AC as soon as you arrive.

Enjoy your summer and happy moving!

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Shallotte River Walk Project Finishing In July

A Brunswick County project is finally finishing up after 13 years of planning. According to Shallotte’s Mayor Walter Eccard, the Riverwalk is going to be completed by July of this year. Eccard said that so many locals have been asking when the Riverwalk will finally open, making it a highly anticipated project!

The Riverwalk should draw more and more tourists when it opens during the summer. It could also lead to more growth of Shallotte’s economy. I know we are all excited here at East Coast Moving!

The project will connect to Mulberry Park off Main Street, weaving its way along the river. There are so many benefits to walking in nature, it’s free, it can boost energy levels, and also uplift your spirits and also,…. it’s free!

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11 Very Important Things To Do After Moving

Moving to a new house can be incredibly stressful. When you first arrive, you will want to open that bottle of wine and celebrate! BUT, with good organization, that will happen sooner rather than later. When you arrive to your new home it is always important to make a checklist with all the necessary things to do to ease the stress. Here are some ways to turn that stress to success!!

  • Get your utilities up and running.

  • Unpack the essentials. (The best thing about unpacking is that you can complete it at a much more comfortable pace.)

  • Locate the fuse box, propane shutoff, and the main water supply shut off.

  • Help your pets adjust. Try to pay more attention to their needs and spend as much time with them as possible)
  • Update your address with post office.

  • Update voter registration.

  • Register your car and get a new license.

  • Locate and choose a good health care provider.

  • Install a home security system. (learn how to use it also; those things can be complicated!)

  • Greet your new neighbors. (Inviting them over for coffee is always a great start)

  • Write a moving review. (Once the chaos is behind you, you should take time and rate your movers. This way, you can help others make their choice easier and better)
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Average hurricane season now consists of more storms, NOAA says.

As we all know Atlantic hurricane season is upon us! Starting June 1st through November 30th. The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Experts expect a

  • 60% chance of an above-normal season
  • 30% chance of a near-normal season
  • 10% chance of a below-normal season

NOAA provides these ranges with a 70% certainty.

It is predicted that 13 to 20 small storms in the Atlantic;

6-10 of which could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher)

Including 3 to 5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher) is expected.

Now is the time for communities along the coastline as well as inland to get ready for the threats that hurricanes can bring!