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!

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

Packing Supplies 101 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. Moving can be a stressful and time-consuming process. At Advance Moving and Storage, we are here to help the process go as smoothly as possible. One of the things we do to help make your move easier is supply all of your packing needs. We offer a variety of box sizes and types including: small, medium, large, dish, wardrobe, and picture boxes. Our small, medium, and large boxes are great for most anything that you want to pack. However, we do suggest that you pack heavier items in small boxes and lighter items in large boxes, to make picking them up easier. Our wardrobe boxes make packing and unpacking clothes so much easier; you can even think of them as portable closets. Our dish boxes are doubly reinforced to ensure the safety of your fragile dishes, and our picture boxes are the perfect shape and size for all of those pictures you have in your home. Along with boxes, we also sell a variety of other packing essentials, such as mattress covers, which can be used to protect your mattress during the move. We also sell shrink wrap to protect your furniture. Then, of course, packing paper is another essential that we provide;... read more

The Best Time to Sell Your Home 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. Sometimes, you have to move at a specific time of year, whether it’s for your job or a family member. However, sometimes you get to decide when the best time is to move. So, how about the best time to sell your home? According to Zillow, there are several factors that affect the success of selling your home: the season, the market, and even the day of week can all have an impact. When it comes to seasons, spring and summer are typically the best times of year to sell your home. With spring, the weather is nice, people have some money in their pocket from tax returns, and people are looking forward to their upcoming holidays and vacations. With summer, people typically take off work more often, the sun is out and bright, kids are home for the season. However, this seasonal factor can vary depending on your location. In some areas, there is still snow on the ground in the spring, and in others, the summers are too scorching hot for many people to venture out and look at homes. Another important factor to consider when selling your home is the current condition of the market. Of course, it is ideal to sell... read more

Selling Your Home 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. If you’re on the search for a moving company, there is a good chance that you’re also in the process of selling your home. This can be a stressful process for many. Here are some tips and tricks from HGTV to help you sell your home as quickly as possible: The first step that HGTV suggests for sellers is to price their home below its market value. This will attract more buyers and more than likely start a bidding war that will get the price back up to its original value. You should upgrade your home with small fixes rather than major projects. And, if you’re going to put money into any one part of the home, the kitchen is the major selling point for buyers. Before you even sell your home, go ahead and pack away some of your things. Put away personal items like family photos and de-clutter your closets so they look nice and tidy. This also includes keeping your pets away from any of your showings as well as any of their food bowls and toys. As a premier moving company, we know that moving can be a stressful process, but we are here to help you. Call us... read more

Packing Christmas Decorations 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 that time of year where you get out all of your Christmas and holiday decorations. But, what do you do with these seasonal items once Christmas is over? Whether you’re storing them away for the next year, or packing them up for your move, these decorations have to be packed up one way or another. Here are some packing tips from Better Homes & Gardens for your Christmas decorations: For those fragile and priceless Christmas ornaments, purchase an ornament organizer at a craft store with individual compartments for each ornament. Before placing an ornament in its compartment, wrap it with tissue paper. For Christmas wreaths, you can hang them on a clothes hanger and then cover them with a plastic bag from the dry cleaners or a trash bag. To keep your Christmas lights from getting tangled in storage, wrap them in a circle as you take them off the tree. Then secure them with a piece of wire or a pipe cleaner so they keep their shape. If you have any Christmas candles, wrap them in cellophane and store them in a cool place to keep them from melting. If you have Christmas plates or dishes, wrap each one in newspaper or place... read more

Moving in the Winter 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. With the cold months of winter quickly approaching, many people still need to move, and moving in the winter is a completely different process than moving in the hot months of summer. Here are some winter moving tips from The Spruce: Before you move, be sure to clear all walkways of any snow and ice from both your new and old house. The last thing you want to to slip while holding a heavy piece of furniture. Check your new home to make sure that heat is turned on several days before you move in. Lay cardboard or blankets on the floor to protect it from melting snow and ice. Make sure that you have plenty of layers of clothing on as you move, and prepare hot drinks for all of the helping hands that come to help you with your move. Before you begin your move, discuss winter weather policies with your moving company. That way, if a snow storm hits, you will know what your plan B is. Keep shovels and rock salt handy just in case you need them. Whether it’s the freezing winter or the scorching summer, we are here to help you with your move. For a dependable... read more

Finding Your Future Home 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 are always welcome; whether you’re local, intrastate, or interstate, our courteous, experienced, personnel are ready to help. Before you move, the most important step is, of course, finding your perfect home to move into. There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when you’re looking for a home. Do you want to rent or buy? How much space do you need? Where do you want to live? And of course, what can you afford? If you are looking to buy a home, your first stop should be the bank to see what kind of loan you can get. Don’t forget to tell them if you already have some savings that you can put towards a down payment. Once you have your budget figured out, you can start to investigate what sort of homes are available within that price range. The size of home you can afford will vary based on the age of the home, the area in which it is located, as well as the size of lot that comes with it. Once you find some homes that you like, it’s time to start viewing these homes in person. Keep in mind that when you’re looking for a home, you probably won’t find one that has everything on your checklist. That means that you will need to... read more

Moving After A Fire 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. Sometimes you need to move for your job, sometimes you’re moving into a newer or bigger house, and sometimes disaster strikes and forces you to move. We are here to help you move, no matter what the situation. With over 20 years of experience, we can make your move go as smoothly as possible. After a fire strikes, there are steps that need to be taken for your own safety before you begin the moving process. The first thing that you need to do is have professionals inspect the house to make sure that it is safe to enter. Often, fires create serious structural damage that can cause accidents and injury even after the fire is over. Once you have the go-ahead to enter the house, be sure to wear protective gear such as closed-toe shoes, thick gloves, and goggles. Some items will be salvageable, but unfortunately, some will be ruined by the fire or water damage. If your home can be repaired and you only need to temporarily relocate, we can help you there too. We offer climate-controlled storage for you to store your items while you repair your home. Then, when it’s time to move back in, we can help you move those... read more

Moving Across the Country 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. Advance Moving and Storage offers both local and national moving services. If you are planning a big move cross-country, here are some tips to make the move go as smoothly as possible: Moving cross-country is a big undertaking. That means that you want to start preparing for your move week, or even months, in advance. Donate or sell the things that you don’t use anymore. If you have clothing that you haven’t worn in years, or a box of knick-knacks that’s been hiding in the attic for years, perhaps you don’t need to take them with you. If you are moving for your job, speak to them about covering your moving expenses. Often times, companies will cover a portion or even all of the moving expenses for employees that they have relocated for work. Because cross-country moves can be a long process, pack the items you will need for your trip in suitcases so that you will have easy access to them. And, finally, the best tip we can give you for your cross-country move is to let us help you move! We can make this arduous process as stress free as possible for you! For all of your moving needs, both locally... read more