Moving Tips Blog | Movers | Greenville | New Bern | Kinston | NC

Working in the moving companies industry in Greenville, New Bern, and Kinston, NC, we pick up a lot of handy tips and tricks for the moving and storage process. We want to bring that experience to you. Check our blog for great tips on how to execute a successful and stress-free move!

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Tips for Unpacking ǀ Moving Company Greenville, 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 often provide our clients with packing suggestions. However, unpacking can be just as time consuming and is certainly just as important as packing (unless you want to live with a bunch of boxes filling up your new home). So, how can you make the UNpacking process as quick and painless as possible? Here are some unpacking tips from The Spruce: The best way to attack unpacking is with a plan. Before you start opening boxes, make sure that you have organized boxes by putting them in their correct destination. Then, start with the boxes of things that you will need the soonest, such as toiletries and clothing that you will be wearing soon. Once you’ve unpacked the immediate necessities, the first room that you should tackle is your kitchen, as you can’t put off cooking and eating for very long. Next, unpack the bedrooms, starting with the linens and putting together the beds. You can hold off on unpacking all of your clothes until a later time. After your bedrooms, unpack your bathrooms. After you’ve unpacked your rooms, start putting together your furniture. Once furniture is put together, you can start thinking about where to put up all... read more

Eco-Friendly Moving ǀ Movers Kinston, 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. Moving and packing requires a lot of materials, such as boxes, tape, newspapers, packing peanuts, etc. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can make your moving experience more eco-friendly. Here are some green moving tips from Advance Disposal: One of the moving items that you will be using the most are cardboard boxes. You can make your move more eco-friendly in two ways when it comes to the boxes you use. First, you can recycle boxes by asking local businesses to give you theirs instead of throwing them out. Secondly, you can then turn around and give those boxes to someone else who needs them once you are done with your move. Instead of wasting tons of paper to pack your fragile items, you can use other items that you were already going to pack anyways. For example, you can use your linens, clothing, and towels to protect fragile items. This both saves paper from being wasted and also helps you to pack multiple items at once. As you begin packing, start setting aside items that you don’t want to bring with you on the move. Then, once you have collected everything you no longer need, you can donate these items to a local... read more

Why Move This Spring? 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. The spring is one of the most popular times of year for people to move, and there are numerous reasons why. The main reason is the temperate weather that spring offers and the benefits that come from this nice weather. With the sun finally coming out after a cold winter, people are more eager to get outside and enjoy the weather. This makes spring a peak season for the real estate market. Not only are people feeling more cheerful, they are also more willing to get out and about to browse homes on the market. So, if you’re planning to move, it’s a great time to find a home as well as to put your own home on the market. Spring is also an ideal time to move for those with families. It gives you time to look into schools in your new area and prepare for the school year before fall comes. Moving in the spring also gives your children time to unpack and adjust before they have to begin going to a new school. When it comes to moving itself, the springtime offers the best weather to do so. With days that are warm, but not scorching hot, it’s the ideal temperature to... read more

Your Moving Checklist 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. When it comes to moving, there is a long list of things that need to be done. Most people remember to do the obvious things like pack their boxes, contact a moving company, sell their home, etc. However, there are still a lot of other tasks that need to be done that people often forget. So, here’s a checklist of things that people often forget to do to prepare for their move: Contact the post office to have all of your mail forwarded to your new address. Contact friends, family, and businesses that you want to know your new address. Take pictures of your expensive items before you pack them. That way you have proof for your insurance in case they are damaged during the move. Along the same vein, be sure to get moving insurance. Clearly label each box that you pack with the room where it belongs as long as what items the box contains. Arrange to have your utilities cut off in your old home and turned on in your new home. If you have school-aged children, contact their current school to let them know about the move. Then, be sure to contact their new school to have them enrolled.... read more

Moving Safety Tips 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. Not only can moving be a mentally demanding process, it can also be physically demanding as well, requiring you to pick up heavy items and use your body in ways that it may not be used to. The last thing you want to do in the middle of a move is throw out your back, restricting you to the bed when you need to be up and getting things done. One of the many perks of hiring professional movers, such as Advance Moving and Storage, is that we have the experience and expertise to know how to move items without causing injury. We can move those bulky items for you, while you relax, safe and sound. However, even with the help of professional movers, it’s likely that you will have to move something during the process, whether that means re-positioning a piece of furniture or carrying a box from one room to the next. That’s why it’s important to follow some safety precautions to ensure that no one gets hurt during your move. When you are picking up a heavy object, you want to make sure that you bend at your knees, not your waist, lifting with your legs instead of your back. Once you... read more

Dedication to Care 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 it’s time to move, the entire process can be overwhelming, because the list of things to do is endless. One of the first things you have to do to prepare for your move is to decide whether you want to move yourself or if you want to hire a moving company. Then, if you decide to go with a moving company, you have to figure out which one is the best for you. Well, we can help you with that decision: Advance Moving and Storage, INC. is the moving company that you should choose. One of the reasons you should choose us for your next move is that we offer a variety of moving services. From residential to corporate to commercial moves, we have the supplies and the know-how to make your move a success. Along with our efficient moving, we also offer a complete supply of moving supplies, storage options, ADT security, and loading and unloading services. Another reason you should go with Advance Moving and Storage is that we are dedicated to caring for you and all of your moving needs. That means that not only are we experienced, we are also trustworthy. With over 20 years of experience and... read more

Helpful Tips for Your Move ǀ Movers Kinston, 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. Packing is the most painful and frustrating part of moving. However, it’s something that can’t be avoided. So, why not make the packing process as stress-free as possible? You can do just that by following these helpful packing and moving tips: When you’re packing, clearly label all of your boxes so you know just where each one goes without having to unpack it first. If you disassemble any furniture, put all of the screws and other small parts in a ziploc bag and then tape the bag to the box or a piece of the furniture. Pack lighter items in large boxes, everyday items in medium boxes, and heavier or fragile items in smaller boxes. Pack things in the order that you use them most, with your least used items being packed first. Leave out a box or two to pack last minute items that you will need immediately after your relocation like food, pet food, bedding, etc. For all fragile items, be sure to wrap them in towels, bubble wrap, or paper. Also, don’t overload these boxes, and fill in the extra space with paper or packing peanuts. Then, be sure to clearly label that this box contains fragile objects. For more helpful pointers,... read more