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Is the moving company licensed?

October 19, 2017

All interstate moving companies are required to be registered with a US DOT number so they can be regulated by the FMCSA. Before booking your move, ask the company for their number so that you can verify it on the FMCSA website. You can also check their profile to see if they have any outstanding complaints from dissatisfied customers and read their reviews. Any company that does not have a US DOT number could be a rogue mover and should not be trusted to avoid falling victim to a moving scam.

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37th NC Oyster Festival

October 13, 2017

Join us for the 37th Annual Oyster Festival!

A long-standing tradition, the annual NC Oyster Festival brings together toe-tapping music, culinary delights, unique shopping and the regionally celebrated Oyster to thousands of tourists and locals each year in the seaside town of Ocean Isle in Brunswick County. With two full days to enjoy the festival you will be able to walk the grounds and peruse the variety of vendors showcasing their artwork and crafts, bring your beach chair and find a spot by the stage to listen to our featured entertainers, enjoy the competition as a spectator or go for the gold in one of our Oyster contests. And what’s a festival without the food? We wouldn’t know because we offer a variety of cuisines including oysters showcased in an assortment of mouth-watering ways.

Moving to a Smaller House Tips

October 12, 2017

A very important step is going to your new home and taking measures. See exactly the size of the new place and each room in it. When moving to a smaller home you will need to know exactly which pieces of furniture are going to be too large to take in. So, measure the larger objects at your current home and see which ones can fit where inside the new one. If a piece of furniture is too big, you would have to leave it behind.

Paws-Ability Bicycle Poker Run

October 5, 2017

Please visit the Star News online to see a wonderful article about the Poker Run.

http://www.starnewsonline.com/entertainment/20171002/paws-ability-helps-animals-with-bicycle-poker-run

September 28, 2017

Come see EAST COAST MOVING at the Town of Sunset Beach’s
Community Block Party.

The event is being held beside Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High
Market Street, Sunset Beach.

Lots of crafts, food, vendors, and non-profits to visit while you
enjoy a beautiful day. There will also be bands performing
throughout the day. A highlight of the day is the 5k Run/Walk
over the Mannon C. Gore Bridge. Also, each year there is a
photography contest.

For additional information please visit http://www.sunsetatsunset.com

BSRI Casino Night

September 28, 2017

Enthusiasts of horse racing, blackjack, roulette, craps and poker needn’t travel far to indulge in their pastime. They can do it right in Brunswick County — and for a good cause — on Saturday, September 30. Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. (BSRI), Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) and the Ocean Ridge Charities Association, Inc. (ORCA) are teaming up to present a second annual Casino Night for Charity. The evening event will benefit Brunswick County charities.

When: 09/30/2017

Time: 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm

Address: Supply Senior Center

101 Stone Chimney Road

Supply, North Carolina

Website: http://www.bsrinc.org/events.html

Contact: Debra Marlowe 910-754-2300

September 21, 2017

Fear of change

Fear of change is one of the biggest things that holds people back when it comes to moving. It’s the idea of starting over in a completely new and unfamiliar place and losing all of those little connections and hang-out spots that makes us the most nervous about leaving.
On the other side of the coin, the fear of change is also usually the first fear many people need to overcome to move forward with the moving process.

Fear of leaving loved ones behind

Handling this part of the moving process and overcoming that apprehensiveness about leaving behind loved ones is easier the earlier you deal with it. Waiting until a week before you move will not make things any better, so as soon as you make that decision to move, address it with the ones you care about and you’ll find that when the time finally comes to leave, you’ll feel a lot better about it.

Fear of the unexpected

The unexpected is always lurking right around the corner, and knowing this will help you to cope with your fear of the unknown. Moving can be a difficult adjustment to make, and being in a strange new place with new faces and new routines can leave you feeling vulnerable to unexpected occurrences. However, it’s important for you to accept the fact that “unexpected” doesn’t necessarily mean “bad” and that opening yourself up to new ideas and new experiences can help you grow as a person.

How to face your fears

Nothing will make your worries and fears about moving melt away faster than knowing exactly what has to be done and when it has to be done. Preparing yourself for your move means more than just ironing out the tangible aspects of moving. It also means preparing yourself emotionally, as well as physically. By being prepared, you can clear any hurdle and accomplish anything, including moving.

Could the moving company you called be a SCAM?

September 14, 2017

Cheaper is not always better
Oftentimes, the moving company will offer a ridiculously low price only to inflate it after performing your move and adding on hidden fees. Avoid this by always getting estimates from at least three different moving companies.

Belongings held hostage
Unprofessional movers may hold your goods hostage on their truck, refusing to unload your belongings until you pay them extra. A company may seem legitimate, but if they refuse to unload your items until additional money is forked over, you’re being ripped off. A licensed mover knows 10% of your estimated cost is max for collection before unloading you.

A large cash deposit
In the moving industry, demanding a large cash deposit in advance is unheard of. Is your company asking for an exorbitant sum before even starting your move? Sounds like it’s time to go with a different company.

Shady practices
If the company won’t provide you with information such as their address, and license numbers, refuses to put quotes in writing, won’t do an in-home estimate or arrives in a rental truck or a truck without a company logo, you are probably being scammed by untrustworthy individuals.

When there is a hurricane threat, East Coast Moving wants you to be prepared

September 7, 2017

Basic Preparedness Tips

  • Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information.
  • Put together a disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate
  • Make sure you have an adequate supply of all your daily prescriptions.
  • If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads.
  • Make a family emergency communication plan.
  • Many communities have text or email alerting systems for emergency notifications. To find out what alerts are available in your area, search the Internet with your town, city, or county name and the word “alerts.”

 

HOW DO TO KEEP PETS SAFE WHILE MOVING?

August 31, 2017

The items below will help ensure your pets’ safety while moving. This includes ways to help you find your pets if they get lost, tools to keep with you while traveling, and papers for helping your pets if they get hurt.

  • ID tags. If your pet can wear a collar, put one on and attach an ID tag. (For birds, put the tag on a leg band.) The tag should include the pet’s name, your name, and the destination address and your number.
  • Microchips. Pets with microchips are entered into a pet recovery system so if your pet gets loose, you’ll be contacted once it’s found. If your pet was purchased from a breeder, pet store, or shelter it likely already has a microchip.
  • Pictures. Keep a photograph of your pet so you can show your new neighbors what your pet looks like if it gets lost.
  • Collars. Make sure you have collars on your pets while they’re traveling in the car or on a plane. For animals that get fidgety, you probably want to get a harness they can’t wiggle out of.
  • Leashes. Keep a chain and leash for your dog to keep them in your new yard if you have to wait for a fence to be built. Pack a spare in case your pet breaks the leash.
  • Pet carriers. If you’re traveling by airplane, any pet in the cabin must be in a pet carrier. In a car, some pets are less stressed in a carrier rather than on the loose.
  • Records. Getting your pet’s health records from your veterinarian will help a new vet provide the best care for your pet.