Coastal Consumer Showcase

Coastal Consumer Showcase will be held at St. James Community Center, 4136 Southport-Supply Road (Hwy 211) on Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 4 – 7pm. Our raffle prize is the two chairs, blanket and throw in the picture. We are so sorry but Daisy is not included. 🙂 Come see us and maybe win the chairs! Diana and Ginny will be ready to help you with all your moving needs.


Is your car WINTER Ready?

1. Test the battery.

On winter’s coldest mornings, your battery needs to be fully charged and in good condition to start the engine. 

2. Check the tire pressure.

As temperatures drop, so will tire pressures—typically by about 1 pound per square inch (PSI) for every 10 degrees. This is why it’s important to check the inflation pressure on your tires regularly during cold weather.

3. Examine antifreeze levels.

Check the coolant in the overflow tank when the engine is cold and turned off. If the level is low, add a 50/50 solution of coolant and water to maintain the necessary antifreeze capability.

4. Apply water repellent to your windshield.

Scraping ice-covered windows can be easier than you think. Apply a water repellent such as Rain-X to all car windows when they’re clean and dry. Then, when you scrape off the ice this winter, it will be much easier.

TIP: Never pour hot water on icy windows—the rapid temperature change could cause them to crack.

5. Clean your headlights.

Cloudy headlights reduce your ability to see and be seen at night, especially in snow and fog. Improve visibility with a headlight restoration kit, which removes the haze from headlight covers. These kits are available at most auto part stores.

6. Let a professional look at your brakes.

Car brakes don’t always give a warning when they’re worn low or experiencing other problems, and you don’t want to discover there’s an issue with them when you’re on an icy road. Have them checked before winter arrives.

7. Prepare an emergency kit.

Always keep an emergency kit stocked for winter weather. Curate your kit to best reflect the climate of your area, or area that you’ll be traveling to. The kit should include:

  • Bag of abrasive material (sand, salt, cat litter) or traction mats
  • Ice scraper with brush (if applicable)
  • Jumper cables
  • Gloves, hats and blankets—enough for everyone who may ride in your car
  • First-aid kit
  • Snow shovel (if applicable)
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Window washer solvent
  • Cloth or roll of paper towels
  • Warning devices (flares or triangles)
  • Drinking water
  • Nonperishable snacks (energy bars or granola bars)
  • Extra clothes
  • Basic toolkit (screwdrivers, pliers, adjustable wrench)
  • Mobile phone preprogrammed with important numbers


Warm In Florida!

East Coast Moving, LLC was happy to see those warmer days in Florida several time in November.

Overall, so many customers are relocating to the northern part of the coast. Mostly to be near family, or for health reasons. They can have that weather from one transplant to others. LOL East Coast Moving still has as many or more, coming to call the Carolinas home. New builds, on waiting lists for apartments and townhomes, storage for the time being; this area is really bustling.

Thank you for your business, since 2003 serving you professionally with passion.

Merry Christmas from the teams at East Coast Moving and Daisy too.


Tracking Hurricane Nicole

As Nicole makes it’s way to the Carolinas, there are a few things to keep in mind.

We are expecting strong rip currents and beach erosion, and as a result, it’s encouraged to stay away from the water. Gusty winds are also on the radar, so it’s a good idea to to remove any outside furniture or any type of debris that could be impacted by strong winds. Also, to help reduce water damage, ensure your gutters and drains are clear.

With the fall season here, there are a lot of leaves already on the ground. These leaves can easy clog the storm drains if blown into them.

This storm is not expected to impact southeastern North Carolina as much as Hurricane Ian did, but it’s still a strong storm that residents should be mindful of.


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