Storing Heat-Sensitive Items ǀ Movers New Bern, NC

At Advance Moving and Storage, INC. we are movers who are here to help you have the best move possible in Greenville, NC, New Bern, NC, Kinston, NC, and surrounding areas. We’re dedicated to making sure you get everything you need on your next move. Large and small moves welcome, whether you’re local, intrastate, or interstate, our courteous, experienced personnel are ready to help. As you prepare to move, you’ll probably pack and unpack over a span of time. Very rarely does anyone do either all in one day. So, that means that some items will be set aside, perhaps in a storage unit or your attic, until you need them or you’ve got time to unpack them. Unless you’re using a climate-controlled unit or your attic is insulated and air-conditioned, your belongings will likely get exposed to some high temperatures over the summer months. This won’t affect some items, but others can be especially sensitive to extreme temperatures and can be damaged by the heat of storage. If you plan to put away some of your belongings, be aware of the items that could be damaged by the heat. You’ll probably want to opt to store these items in an air-conditioned space instead, like a spare room in your home. Here’s a list of these types of items: Wooden and/or leather furniture can expand and warp when exposed to extreme heat. Photographs are especially sensitive to heat, so you’ll want to keep them in a cool area. Appliances can get damaged when stored in a overly warm area. Wine should not be stored anywhere that gets above room...

Packing for Vacation ǀ Movers Greenville, NC

At Advance Moving and Storage, INC. we are movers who are here to help you have the best move possible in Greenville, NC, New Bern, NC, Kinston, NC, and surrounding areas. We’re dedicated to making sure you get everything you need on your next move. Large and small moves welcome, whether you’re local, intrastate, or interstate, our courteous, experienced personnel are ready to help. As professional movers, we’ve gotten pretty good at packing things. Instead of talking about packing boxes and homes like we usually do, we thought we’d focus on summer fun and talk about packing for your next vacation. When it comes to packing bags for a trip, there are two types of people. The first type is the person is the under-prepared packer who always forgets to pack something important. The second type of person is the over-prepared packer who packs everything they could ever possibly need, leaving them with a lot of bags to carry. Ideally, you want to be somewhere in the middle where you pack just enough for your trip. In order to pack everything you need without overdoing it or leaving something out, it’s smart to make a list of all the things you will need. Think about the activities you will be participating in (e.g. swimming, fancy dinners, hiking, etc.), the weather where you’re going, and how many days you will be gone. As you pack, check off everything on your list to make sure you’ve packed what you’ll need for your vacation. Rolling your clothes is another great packing trick that will save you space when you pack. This trick...

Local vs. Long-Distance Moves ǀ Moving Company Kinston, NC

At Advance Moving and Storage, INC. we are a moving company that is here to help you have the best move possible in Greenville, NC, New Bern, NC, Kinston, NC, and surrounding areas. We’re dedicated to making sure you get everything you need on your next move. Large and small moves welcome, whether you’re local, intrastate, or interstate, our courteous, experienced personnel are ready to help. As a moving company, we are here to move you whether it’s across the street, across the state, or across the country. Local moves are typically less than 50-60 miles away and within the state you’re already living; these are also sometimes called intrastate moves. Long-distance moves are longer than 50-60 miles and if they’re across state lines, they are called interstate moves. Whether you are moving locally or long distance, fuel costs are commonly a factor in the price of your move. So, that means that the longer the distance you’re moving, the more expensive the move will be. Whether you’re moving locally or long distance, one factor of the cost of your move will be the amount of stuff you are moving. The more you move, the bigger the truck you will need and the more of a moving crew you will need as well. If you are moving locally, you can cut down on this cost by moving some smaller items yourself. If you’re moving long-distance, you can store some smaller items in your own vehicle as you relocate, or you can sell or donate items that you don’t need anymore. When it comes to a long-distance move, you will...

Keeping Cool During Your Move ǀ Movers Greenville, NC

At Advance Moving and Storage, INC. we are movers who are here to help you have the best move possible in Greenville, NC, New Bern, NC, Kinston, NC, and surrounding areas. We’re dedicated to making sure you get everything you need on your next move. Large and small moves welcome, whether you’re local, intrastate, or interstate, our courteous, experienced personnel are ready to help. It’s springtime, which means that temperatures are quickly rising in North Carolina. Before you know it, we will begin to experience the dog days of summer with their humid 90 degree weather. So, if you plan to move this spring or summer, you should take extra precautions to keep from overheating during your move. One of the most important steps to avoid overheating is to stay hydrated. Be sure to drink water, and plenty of it. Keep a water bottle close by during you move to quench your thirst. You can also use your water to cool down by pouring some on your forehead or the back of your neck. It’s also important to take frequent breaks. Step inside with the air conditioning to rest and cool down for a bit. Be sure to plan ahead and turn on the air conditioning at your new home, so that it will be nice and cool for you when you get there. You also don’t want to ignore any warning signs that you’re overheating. If you get a headache, feel dizzy or nauseated, or have trouble breathing, you should take some time out to rest up and recover. Don’t overdo it and listen to what your body...

Protecting Your Belongings ǀ Moving Company New Bern, NC

At Advance Moving and Storage, INC. we are a moving company that is here to help you have the best move possible in Greenville, NC, New Bern, NC, Kinston, NC, and surrounding areas. We’re dedicated to making sure you get everything you need on your next move. Large and small moves welcome, whether you’re local, intrastate, or interstate, our courteous, experienced personnel are ready to help. When you move, you’re packing up and transporting valuable, and sometimes expensive, belongings from one place to the next. This can unfortunately lead to damage to your valued possessions. Luckily, Advance Moving and Storage is a professional and reliable moving company that takes steps to help ensure that this happens as little as possible. With our years of experience, our movers at Advance Moving and Storage know how to lift, place, and move your items to protect them from damage. We can also store your items in climate-controlled spaces while you pack and move to ensure that your items are safe and protected. On your end, you can also take steps to make sure that your valuables are safe and sound during the move. When it comes to packing fragile items like plates, you don’t want to overload the box so that it’s too heavy; this makes damage and accidents more likely. It’s also suggested that you pack plates vertically, rather than horizontally. Plates or whatever it may be, be sure to pack all fragile items with bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or newspaper to keep them safe. Also, be sure to label all boxes containing fragile items as “fragile” so our movers can...