If you have ever moved to a new house, apartment, or office by yourself, you know how much of a pain it can be. The moving process can be filled with many different emotions. On the one hand, you're probably excited about the new adventure that lies ahead of you. On the other hand, you're probably dreading the heavy lifting, pulling, packing, organizing, and logistical aspects of moving.
At Strong Men Moving, our goal is to remove that dread so you can focus on the fun and productive times ahead. With a team of hardworking, experienced moving professionals on your side, moving to a new home or office is easy, like Sunday morning.
The best part? As local, trusted movers in Folly Beach, you won't have to take a loan out from the bank to pay for our moving services. We believe in hard work, friendly attitudes, efficiency, and fair pricing.
Strong Men Moving is a full-service moving company in Folly Beach. We run our trucks at 110%, meaning we go above and beyond what other movers in Folly Beach are willing to do.
Are you moving from out of state? Is your new house hard to find? Don't have the time or patience to pack and wrap all of your belongings? Don't sweat it - we've got your back. There's no job that's too large or too small for our strong men to handle, and there's no place in the Lowcountry that we won't go for you.
When we say convenience is king, we mean it. We're talking nights, weekends, and availability 24-hours a day from Monday through Saturday. Our goal is to make your move as stress-free and simple as possible. That way, you have time to focus on enjoying your new home or office, while we worry about hauling your double vanity into the back of our truck.
When you bring in the Strong Men, you can rest assured that you're getting a full-service, friendly experience from the minute we pull into your driveway to the minute we shake your hand goodbye. Unlike some moving companies in Folly Beach, punctuality is not our poison. We strive to arrive on time to each job that we are hired to perform.
Here are some of the most popular moving services our customers use:
Along with divorce and the loss of a job, moving is listed as one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through in their lifetime. When you consider the packing, the lifting, the scheduling, and the general disruption that moving can have on your life, it's easy to understand why.
As the premier moving company in Folly Beach, our goal is to carry your moving burden, so you can stay focused on your daily life. You can rest easy knowing our movers in Folly Beach will always show up to your home with a positive attitude, friendly smile, and motivation to work. We treat your property like it was our own and take great care in handling all the items we move for you.
In addition, we prep our team of movers for many situations and provide thorough training on the fundamentals of moving, packing, risk management, and more.
If you own specialty items such as art, antiques, or other valuables, we will take every precaution necessary to ensure your possessions arrive to your new home safe and sound.
Whether you're moving to a new home down the street or are coming from another state, we have the experience, tools, and professional movers to do the job correctly. We even offer additional residential moving services that include packing, unpacking, overnight storage, and much more.
Call or text us today to discover the full range of our residential moving specialties.
Do you already have reliable transportation but still need a team of professional movers to handle your heavy lifting? Strong Men Moving now offers labor-only moving services in Folly Beach for both residential and commercial moving projects.
A few benefits of labor-only moving include:
Folly Beach and the surrounding metropolitan area is a hot spot for business. Dozens of companies scout Folly Beach each year as a new place to call home, where they can broaden their horizons and find new clients. What some businesses do not take into account is the logistics and headaches involved with moving to a new location.
Strong Men Moving has built a reputation as a leader in commercial moving services in Folly Beach. We have the tools, team, and experience necessary to facilitate a smooth move for your business at a reasonable price.
In our experience as a commercial moving company in Folly Beach, we have discovered that it can be complicated to move to a new business location. During this transition, we know that you need:
To make sure we meet the requirements above, we will speak with you at length about your upcoming commercial business relocation. That way, we get a better understanding of the logistics involved. We will also provide you with a free quote, so you can plan your budget ahead of time.
At Strong Men Moving, some common commercial moving services include:
Whether you have to move a few office chairs down the street or need help transitioning to a new location, we are here to serve.
Did you find a bunch of unwanted junk after moving to a new office? Do you have an old, stinky couch taking up room in your basement? Don't sweat it - we will remove the old junk from your home or office quicker than you can say, "trash it!"
With Strong Men Moving's refuse removal services, we can haul away all the heavy, unusable items that your trash service won't pick up.
A few common junk removal items that we can remove for you are:
If you're like most average folks living in the U.S., you probably have hundreds of items lying around your house that need to be packed before you can move to a new home. Packing can be a massive source of frustration, especially for busy families and professionals who don't have the time or patience to pack.
Why risk a sprained back or a throbbing headache when Strong Men Moving can handle all the packing for you? With our professional packing services in Folly Beach, you can sit back and sip some sweet tea while we pack your keepsakes, furniture, electronics, clothes, and more. If you have valuable items like family heirlooms or fragile china, we will take extra care to make sure those items stay safe and unbroken during your upcoming move.
Why hire a moving company in Folly Beach like Strong Men Moving to help you pack? Here's why most of our clients want us to pack for them:
Don't have many items to pack this time around? Ask us about our high-quality packing supplies like boxes, tape, furniture pads, and covers. We're here to help in any way that we can!
If you have a large-scale cleanout project, we can help with that, too. Our home and commercial cleanout services are great if you need to dispose of a large number of items in a short period of time.
All you have to do is give us a call, and we'll come to your location to remove your unwanted items, taking care not to damage your home or office. Once we have removed your refuse, we'll dispose of it in an environmentally-friendly fashion to help protect the Lowcountry we love so much.
A few common cleanout services in Folly Beach include:
Are you working on a project that requires a team of strong laborers? Sometimes, hiring your friends just doesn't cut it. When you need a team that arrives on time, works hard, and does so with a smile, Strong Men Moving has got the help you need! As trusted movers in Folly Beach, we employ seasoned labor professionals that can assist you with your next indoor or outdoor project. Ready to get started? Call or text us today so that we can get a good understanding of your upcoming project, and how our team can save you time, effort, and money.Get Help Now
Established in 2019, Strong Men Moving has quickly become a leading moving company in Folly Beach, SC. We have built our reputation on reliability, performance, price, and a positive attitude. We truly feel privileged to serve the residents of South Carolina. Our goal is to provide quality customer service with speed and diligence to all clients. We treat all of our customers the same, whether they hire us for a multi-facility commercial move or just need help loading and unloading a moving truck.
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This issue stems from a citizen petition looking to cap short-term rentals – these are things like Airbnb listings or rented out condos.FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Folly Beach could lose $1.5 million in revenue if they decide to limit short-term rentals – that’s according to a project manager who talked at a community meeting on Wednesday.At the same meeting residents discussed the pros and cons of ...
This issue stems from a citizen petition looking to cap short-term rentals – these are things like Airbnb listings or rented out condos.
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Folly Beach could lose $1.5 million in revenue if they decide to limit short-term rentals – that’s according to a project manager who talked at a community meeting on Wednesday.
At the same meeting residents discussed the pros and cons of capping short-term rental licenses on the island to 800.
This issue stems from a citizen petition looking to cap short-term rentals – these are things like Airbnb listings or rented out condos.
Another major concern came from some real estate agents that spoke Wednesday night. They say they’re having major trouble closing deals because of this potential cap.
Others, like Michael Riffert, say it’s affecting their overall livability.
“Even though it hasn’t even gone to vote yet, I am being impacted right now,” Riffert said.
Riffert has been a builder on the island for more than 16 years. Since the short-term rental cap is still up for debate, he says he’s had to pull two of his homes off the market from buyers’ concerns.
“They see that our property rights are being stepped on and they’re like, ‘We don’t want any part of it. We don’t want to move to this community,’” Riffert said. “And that’s what we’re up against right now.”
Riffert’s livelihood is not the only thing being affected. Others brought up concerns that their lifelong home might slip out from under them. Due to the current license law and moratorium in place, some say their homes might not be able to be passed down to their kids.
Tom Powers is another resident that is against the short-term rental cap.
“To take that away without trying to really make enforcement work that’s just what’s got us trying to fight back against that,” Powers said.
A majority of people at the discussion were against the short-term rental cap. A few people pro-cap were in attendance, but those associated with the Folly Beach Resident Association said they did not feel safe going on camera for fear of personal attacks.
They provided this statement:
Pro-Cap supporters and Folly Beach Resident Association members have been bullied and harassed both in person and online and, therefore, we do not feel safe attending this one-sided event, which could provide the forum for more personal attacks for us and our families.
It is our understanding that officials from the City of Folly Beach will not be in attendance. Without experts from the City present to factually answer residents’ questions, we don’t feel this forum is a beneficial one and that it could fuel further divisiveness and misinformation. Therefore, FRA will not be participating in this event.
All Folly Beach voters have access to the facts on our Facebook page, Folly Beach Residents Association and by contacting the City directly with specific questions.
Riffert says he avidly agrees with what city council has done to support their side for the last couple months. He says he understands where the opposing side is coming from.
“We want enforcement,” Riffert said. “We don’t want people to have an issue with a bad house next door.”
Powers says he wants everyone to come together and find a solution.
“Our approach is let’s surgically deal with that instead of, I’ll give my analogy: ‘You got a problem with your big toe, you don’t need to cut off your leg,’” Powers said.
Permanent residents on Folly Beach can cast their ballots on Feb. 7 in favor or against the short-term rental cap.
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FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Folly Beach is using new marshfront data to update its 2023 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan.The barrier island floods more and more every year due to sea level rise. That’s why the city hired a local coastal geologist to map the marsh and see how it plays into the landscape.Elko Coastal Consulting President Nicole Elko and those working with her spent the summer of 2022 surveying and mapping what’s called the critical line of the marsh. They took satellite measurements every 20 ...
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Folly Beach is using new marshfront data to update its 2023 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan.
The barrier island floods more and more every year due to sea level rise. That’s why the city hired a local coastal geologist to map the marsh and see how it plays into the landscape.
Elko Coastal Consulting President Nicole Elko and those working with her spent the summer of 2022 surveying and mapping what’s called the critical line of the marsh. They took satellite measurements every 20 feet to the elevation of where the marsh ends and where the upland ecosystem begins.
“In our survey of the critical line, we found that the critical line sits at an elevation of about eight feet relative to our tidal datum. So, if you’re out here on Folly, we talk about six-foot tides, we talk about eight-foot tides-- that’s normally your king tide. It’s that one that’s starting to come up over the marsh, perhaps cause some flooding on the island,” Elko explains.
This information can be used to map sea level rise and understand how the landscape will change in coming years. For the city, they will use the information to adjust irrigation, assess the seawall and plan infrastructure to grow with the changing environment.
“The guidance tells us that events that we’re seeing now are going to happen 10 times more often by 2050. So, in less than 30 years. We are going to be seeing these inundating king tides which are happening once a month now happen 10 times a month. So it’s going to have a significant impact on all coastal property as well as the way the city is managing the infrastructure here on the island,” Elko says.
For people who live on the island, like Kristen Phillips Kappel and her daughter Drayton, the natural wonders are what drew them to Folly.
“I like when we walk down the beach and find like different kinds of animals like one time we found this really weird thing and we looked it up. It was called like, an onion...a sea onion,” Drayton says.
The mother daughter duo believe cataloguing, protecting, and growing with nature is essential to Folly’s community.
“It’s absolutely enhanced our life to be able to have this beauty of nature around us and kind of live in synchronicity with it. We take a lot of walks and we probably have our best talks when we’re walking,” Kristen says.
Elko says while the State and Army Corps of Engineers along with hired coastal geologists have surveyed the beaches and replenished that land for year, there hasn’t been the same focus on the marsh. Yet, the marsh also has a significant impact across barrier islands.
“The marshes are the nursery grounds for all of the fish that end up in the ocean as well as oysters, crabs, etc. It’s very important resource for us to maintain with sea level rise with climate change over the next five to 10 years. We’re already seeing some more routine flooding on the island. So, the ocean is kind of crossing that critical line boundary more often than it has in the past,” Elko says.
Elko will present her findings to Folly Beach City Council at Tuesday’s regular meeting. Her advice to the city is to collect new data every three years on the marsh.
You can read her report in the agenda on pages 3-18.
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FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – Folly Beach is gearing up to welcome in the new year with a flip flop drop and Bill Murray look-a-like polar plunge.The annual tradition of the flip flop drop has ushered in the new year at Folly Beach since 2011. A giant pair of sparkling flip flops will descend from high above Center Street as a crowd of celebrators count down to the new year on Saturday, ...
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – Folly Beach is gearing up to welcome in the new year with a flip flop drop and Bill Murray look-a-like polar plunge.
The annual tradition of the flip flop drop has ushered in the new year at Folly Beach since 2011. A giant pair of sparkling flip flops will descend from high above Center Street as a crowd of celebrators count down to the new year on Saturday, December 31st.
Crews with Folly Beach Public Safety were practicing for the big event on Wednesday.
“The crowds, they keep coming to the Flip Flop Drop- they normally stop off at the business establishments and get revved up as we get closer to about 11 o’clock or so. The crowds begin building up around the ladder truck in anticipation of the flip flop drop,” said Deputy Director Rocky Burke with Folly Beach Public Safety.
There will also be a Bill Murray look-a-like polar plunge that happens on New Year’s Day. Participants are encouraged to dress in their best Bill Murray costume before jumping into the cold Atlantic Ocean in front of the Tides hotel.
“A lot of brave souls come out for that and jump in that cold water,” said Burke. “You know, on January 1, dressed in bikinis and things of that nature and a lot less clothing, braver than me.”
And of course you can always enjoy the brand new Folly Beach Pier which opened on the day after Christmas. A lot of people are already taking advantage of what is once again another beautiful place to spend some time enjoying Folly Beach.
“We just want people to come have a good time. Spend your money, have a good time and do it in moderation- be safe about what you’re doing and enjoying the flip flop drop,” Burke said.
Festivities for the Flip Flop Drop start at 11:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve with the drop happening at midnight. Meanwhile, the Bill Murray costume contest takes place New Year’s Day at 10:00 a.m., following by the plunge at 11:00 a.m., and a party at the Tides hotel at noon.
Over 75 vendors gathered on Folly Beach Saturday to bring locals and visitors to the city during what they call the slow season.FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - Over 75 vendors gathered on Folly Beach Saturday to bring locals and visitors to the city during what they call the slow season.Taste of Folly kicked off Friday with a cocktail competition, and Saturday was named “Savory Saturday,” bringing out over 5,000 people. The event on Center Street included bands, arts and crafts vendors, and even hot dog eating and oyster...
Over 75 vendors gathered on Folly Beach Saturday to bring locals and visitors to the city during what they call the slow season.
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - Over 75 vendors gathered on Folly Beach Saturday to bring locals and visitors to the city during what they call the slow season.
Taste of Folly kicked off Friday with a cocktail competition, and Saturday was named “Savory Saturday,” bringing out over 5,000 people. The event on Center Street included bands, arts and crafts vendors, and even hot dog eating and oyster shucking competitions.
Marquise Bowens, a chef at Folly Beach Crab Shack, says the event gives locals in the industry a chance to put love into the food.
“It really gives a kick to the rest of the year,” Bowens says. “Everyone on Folly comes out and displays what they have to offer. A lot of people in Charleston don’t really know that Folly Beach has this much to offer. It’s a good thing for Folly Beach and for Charleston.”
The organizer of the event, Kelly Travers, says Taste of Folly has been highlighting small businesses on the island for over 10 years.
“We’re just trying to kind of stimulate the Folly businesses in the offseason when it’s a little bit slow and highlight Folly’s eclectic food scene,” Travers says.
Folly Island resident Bill Hotz shares that he comes to Taste of Folly every year that it is happening.
“It’s fun to see friends, and you get to try a variety of foods, where you get a little bit of this and a little bit of that,” Hotz says.
Although the weather was a little chilly on Saturday, organizers say they had such a good crowd and lots of smiles and happy faces. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds goes to Pet Helpers, an adoption center in Charleston.
“Our locals on Folly Beach always made sure that it’s never a slow season for the businesses; they really take care of us,” Bowens says. “We just out here trying to give back and represent Folly Beach and Charleston as a whole.”
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FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) — You won't be hearing the sounds of turtles splashing their way to the ocean yet from Folly Beach and surrounding sea turtle hot spots.But efforts continue to make sure when sea turtle season kicks off on May 1st that the creatures' path to a long life is as clear as can be.It’s pretty darn critical. We’re constantly, every season dealing with disorientations with the turtles. Where they get distracted by the lighting on the beachfront," said Eric Lutz, the City of Folly Beach's ...
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) — You won't be hearing the sounds of turtles splashing their way to the ocean yet from Folly Beach and surrounding sea turtle hot spots.
But efforts continue to make sure when sea turtle season kicks off on May 1st that the creatures' path to a long life is as clear as can be.
It’s pretty darn critical. We’re constantly, every season dealing with disorientations with the turtles. Where they get distracted by the lighting on the beachfront," said Eric Lutz, the City of Folly Beach's Director of Public Works.
Lutz says the City's ordinance 151.45 deals directly with artificial nighttime lighting coming from properties right off the beach.
That lighting can impact a hatchling's travels during hatching season.
City officials and marine biologists say the light draws the turtles toward that source instead of following the horizon and straight into the Atlantic Ocean.
According to Lutz, “we’ve seen tracks of 40 and 50 turtles heading the wrong way, not towards the ocean, dead turtles on the beach the next morning. It happens more often than people would think.”
The City's Business License Official, Stacee Ritche said, “We have a very active turtle season here....Mothers are 30 years old before they can come to nest. And if there are lights on or you know, noise or holes or anything that, that could hamper them nesting they will turn around and go back to the ocean.”
Both Lutz and Ritchie say they want enforcement of the ordinance to include warnings and education about what needs to be done instead of just giving out fines.
The rules impact homeowners, property owners, property managers and renters.
Ritchie says, "the guests can receive a citation. The property manager can receive a citation, as well as the owner.”
According to Ritchie at least five violations led to convictions in court last year. Those convictions came with a $500 fine.
However, Ritchie says all of those convicted have fixed up their homes to comply. And many more warnings were given.
Lutz tells us it's not necessarily locals who violate the ordinance, "in fact the majority of our issues most years tend to be with the rental properties because they have new guests coming in every week that don’t know the rules. They may not be from the coastal areas.”
Lutz and Ritchie say it's up to the owner or manager of the property to inform any guests about the rules of the beach.
Some of the injured turtles find their way to the South Carolina Aquarium.
Cait Crosby, the Senior Sea Turtle Biologist tells us, "any sea turtle that is found on our coastlines or in our waterways is brought to us the by the South Carolina Department of Resources Marine turtle program."
Crosby says it's important to keep turtle movement during the night free of artificial factors if possible.
Crosby and the Folly Beach officials say compliance can start now, months away from May and there are tips to handle the situation while walking the beach this Summer.
"If you're going to be out on a beach, a sea turtle nesting beach specifically, you want to have a red flashlight. with you if you can. Or a red filter on your cellphone," says Crosby.
Meanwhile Lutz has several tips that should be followed to get your property ready:
"After 10 pm during turtle season they have to have lights out or they have options for shading on the interior of the windows, blinds. They make special blinds you can use to black it out, or you can actually switch to low wattage bulbs, similar to like a bug type bulb.”