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Decorating for Spring doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Your San Antonio moving company, All My Sons, has put together a list of fun and creative spring decorating ideas to use in your home this year!

  • Vases can often be overlooked, but simply turning your plain glass vase into a statement piece in your home can do wonders for the décor. Decorate for spring by combining nature with a little creative modification into your home. Take mason jars and paint them colorful pastel colors to add some pop to the room. Finish it off by adding white or light colored flowers. You can also use other unconventional items to hold your flowers. The unique visual will be sure to grab the attention of your guests. When thinking of how to decorate for spring, think green! Bring in that natural greenery and what better way to do so than to use grass? Grass patches are a major trend in decorating homes.

 

  • Celebrate the spring holidays in your spring decorations. Using cardboard, make your own fun Easter eggs and place them in a vase or in a basket. Using these as a center piece can really make your house seem festive and colorful. You can also add them to a colorful burlap wreath, that will showcase your craftiness and spring spirit.

 

  • Another great way to decorate for spring is to add some wall art throughout your home. Whether it’s a rustic looking sign or a nice picture frame collage, try switching up the pictures in your home. Periodically changing images can help a home feel different and new which is perfect for spring!

 


Schools out but work isn’t. Most parents find themselves in the same predicament every year. What to do with kids during their spring break week? The San Antonio movers of All My Sons have put together a list of 7 great activities for kids during their spring break.

Camps

Camps are great options for children during spring break. They get to continue playing with friends and are constantly stimulated with fun activities organized by the camp. Best of all, you can usually find a camp that will watch them for most of the day. Cibolo Nature Center and Farm Outdoor Adventure is great for kids between the ages of 5 and 12. It lasts for 3 days and will teach kids to fish, make smores, and look for wildlife. Spring Break Archaeology Camp at UTSA’s Center for Archaeological Research is a great way for your kids to spend their spring break in San Antonio this year. They offer exploration of mummies and ancient art for kids between 9 and 13 years.

Outdoor Activities for Kids

Although these activities require adult supervision, for those parents who take a few days off work, the San Antonio movers highly recommend taking a quick trip to enjoy the various outdoor activities San Antonio has to offer.

Stars and Stripes Drive-in Theater is hosting a special Beauty and the Beast event weekend starting on Friday March 17th. It will have 2 showings during the weekend, the 2nd showing will be on March 18th. Tickets for the event are only $8 per person age 12 and up and for kids below 11 years it is $5. The event will play the premiere of Beauty and the Beast as well as have a real life princess Belle on site for photo ops.

Spring Break in San Antonio doesn’t have to be a boring week locked inside. Take part in the Spring Break Activity Week at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, which will be hosting a week-long event for parents and children to enjoy spending time together while also exercising and using their creativity. There will be various animal guests stopping by throughout the week and daily nature walks in the mornings.


Whether you are moving to San Antonio in March or you are a long-time resident of San Antonio be sure not to miss this year’s St. Patrick’s Day River Parade and Festival. Hosted by Harp and Shamrock it is San Antonio’s largest celebration and includes the best Irish and Texan food! Grab the family and stop by Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day river parade to enjoy the music, crafts, games and as a bonus watch the San Antonio river light up bright green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!

The St. Patrick’s Day festivities start early this year! If you are a fitness or running junkie, participate in the 34th Harp and Shamrock Society 5k run and walk on Saturday, March 11th. Not only are you getting in shape while celebrating Irish heritage, you’ll also be greeted with a delicious Guinness at the end of your run. For those less active, Friday, March 17th join the celebration at the wreath laying ceremony at the entrance of the Alamo. Afterwards you are in for a treat when the San Antonio river is dyed a bright green and renamed in commemoration of Irish heritage. Not to worry if you miss it on the 17th you can stop by on March 18th for another chance to watch the river change colors.

Don’t miss your chance to get a taste of Ireland at the St. Patrick’s Day River Parade and Festival. The celebrations continue until the 18th. On both festival days, guests will be able to learn about early Irish Texans, bag pipes, and the Gaelic language. The festival also offers an opportunity for guests to conduct some genealogy research. Who knows, perhaps you will find a long-lost family member at the festival!


Art month in San Antonio is finally here! For those unfamiliar with Contemporary Art Month, CAM, is a month-long celebration of contemporary art featuring contemporary art and artists hosted in San Antonio. The movers of San Antonio highly recommend visitors and residents of San Antonio to take advantage of CAM due to the variety of art and culture that can be seen throughout the month.

Contemporary Art Month in San Antonio originally began in 1986. Originally organized by the director of what is now the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, CAM’s main priority has always been to showcase contemporary art and performances to the public. From the start CAM, who is supported by a nonprofit organization, has always focused on organizing and finding the best artists to be featured during art month. Art galleries, museums, schools, artists and performing arts locations open their doors to present the public with the very best art they have to offer.

For 2017, the CAM Kick Off is March 2nd at the blue Star Contemporary and Blue Star Arts Complex. The night will be filled with performances by “From Those Who Follow the Echoes” and DJ Novasoul, as well as contemporary exhibitions. The movers of San Antonio want to highlight this year’s CAM Perennial Reflections exhibit which is sure to be a treat for all guests. This year’s Perennial Reflections exhibit will be curated by Chris Ingalls. Visit the CAM Calendar for dates and exhibitions that will be featured throughout March. Bring the whole family out to art month in San Antonio and enjoy the beauty that CAM has to offer.


Moving is a big process, and moving with a pet requires even more work. When you move into your new home, not only will you have to design it to accommodate your lifestyle, but you’ll also have to consider your furry friend. Many times, animals become anxious during a move, so you’ll want to make your new home as comfortable as possible for them. The San Antonio movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage have some DIY hacks for creating a fun and comfortable living space for your pet using repurposed household items.

-Make a DIY cat tent: Using a large t-shirt, two wire hangers, tape, safety pines, and scissors, you can create a fun little home for your cat.

 

-DIY pet bed: create a pet bed by stuffing a pillow inside of an old sweater, the sewing the ends of the arms together. Your pets are more likely to enjoy being near items that smell like you, and this could help them to relax.

 

-Using shipping pallets, you can build a tv table that doubles as a dog crate.

 

-If your pet enjoys sleeping with you, build a ramp or stairs for them to easily access your bed without straining themselves by jumping.

 

-If your furry friend likes sleeping next to your build, try building a dog bed into a night stand or end table.

 

-Repurpose your unused crib into a dog crate.

 

-Fill an old suitcase with pillows and blankets, your pet is likely to sleep in it, or use it as a comfortable place to lounge during the day.


The local movers in South San Antonio at All My Sons Moving & Storage report that the city’s Independent School District is considering closing or consolidating in the coming months, if the district efficiency plan moves forward.

The South San Antonio Independent School District has been facing difficulties in recent months, due to a lack of enrollment in almost every school. Movers in South San Antonio say the latest numbers are showing that the district will only be utilizing 60 percent of classrooms this year. If nothing is changed, this means within five years only half of its classrooms will still be in use. Numbers shared in the community meetings show that elementary schools in the ISD are experiencing the biggest decline in enrollment. This is a major waste of resources for the city and the state, costing South San Antonio ISD approximately $2.2 million per year.

Starting in early February and continuing through March, a series of meetings will be held to discuss a plan to run the district more efficiently, which could mean closing several schools. At the first meeting in early February, rows of families gathered to show their disappointment in the ideas of schools closing. Parents are worried not only about their children being sent to overcrowded schools, but local teachers losing their jobs.

Movers in South San Antonio say a plan is not set in stone just yet, but will be finalized in spring once the community meets to discuss a plan to run the ISD more efficiently.

The next two meetings will be held on February 27, 2017, at 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. at Kazen Middle School, then February 28, 2017, at 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. at Shepard Middle School.


Are you looking to make the most of a day in San Antonio? With so many things to do, it’s hard to narrow down the best choices. San Antonio movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage have a list of 4 must see attractions that make for a day well spent in San Antonio.

1. San Antonio is best known for Riverwalk – a lively strip that meanders along the banks of the San Antonio River. Riverwalk is a historic area full of shops, restaurants, and live entertainment. Visitors can take a famous river cruise and learn about the history of the area.

2. El Mercado, also known as “Market Square” is the largest Mexican market in the United States. It’s a three-block plaza with 40 different shops featuring a wide range of hand crafted items from hand-embroidered dresses to sombreros. El Mercado is a lively atmosphere, decorated with Christmas lights. It features specialty restaurants and mariachi musicians.

3. San Antonio movers say you can’t miss the Alamo – the symbol of Texas where James Bowie, Davie Crockett, William Travis, and other famous Texans held out for a 13-day siege in a historic battle for Texan independence.

4. San Fernando Cathedral is the perfect conclusion to a day in San Antonio. Commonly referred to as “The Heart of the City”, the structure was built in 1738 and is the oldest standing church in Texas, and the oldest cathedral in the United States. Here, San Antonio movers say you can learn more about San Antonio’s deep roots.


Have you been meaning to make changes in your home, but can’t seem to find the time? You might not believe it, but there are so many little things you can do around your home in ten minutes to freshen up your home.

Check out these 5 tasks you can do in ten minutes or less to freshen up your home, courtesy of All My Sons Moving & Storage movers in South San Antonio

1. Go through your mail. Old, unopened, or junk mail can pile up and leave your house feeling cluttered. In less than ten minutes, you can go through each piece of mail and organize them into appropriate piles.

2. Wipe down the windows. Clean glass can have a significant impact on the amount of sunshine entering your home. Use a glass cleaner to wipe down the insides of the windows in rooms where you spend the most time.

3. Change your sheets. There’s nothing better than laying in a clean, fresh bed. In less than ten minutes you can swap your sheets out, which will help you sleep better and give your room a refreshed look.

4. Give your floors a quick vacuum. Take ten minutes to quickly run through each room with a vacuum, removing any dirt or pet hair that looks bad and can cause odors. This will help freshen up the look and smell of your home in a short time.

5. Buy flowers. Adding a simple vase with flowers in a room or two can really brighten the mood of the room, making it feel fresher and more cheerful. Don’t have time to buy flowers, try a room spray for a quick way to make your home smell great!


Are you looking to try something new this Valentine’s day? All My Sons movers in San Antonio have the perfect recommendation for families with children, long time sweethearts, first dates, and those hoping to meet someone special: The Be My Valentine 5K Run in San Antonio.

The Be My Valentine 5K run is celebrating its 6th year in San Antonio. The race is open to all ages, and will include a run, a Cupid Dress up costume contest, music, and fun surprises. It’s the perfect way to spend a day outdoors, while getting an invigorating exercise.

Movers in San Antonio recommend early registration, as you will receive a discount and a valentine’s t-shirt that specifies your status “I am Single” or “I am taken”. Registration is $40 on the day of the race.

The 5K Run/Walk will take place Sunday February 12, @ 9:30am, 2017. Dress up for the occasion and stay for the fiesta! After the race, attendees can celebrate into the night at Alamo brewery, and enjoy their unique craft beer selection:

Alamo Golden Ale – a crisp refreshing American Blonde ale with a smooth finish

Alamo Amber Lager – a traditional lager

Alamo German Pale Ale – hoppy and medium bodied with a malt finish

Alamo Pilsner – crisp and distinctive

Food trucks will be in attendance, and Filigree will be performing from 6 until 9 PM.

Sign up today and get ready for the Be My Valentine 5K in San Antonio!


Having an AC unit in your home has many benefits, and there are times when Texas residents are extremely thankful to have them. However, many people are unaware that their air conditioning system could be the main culprit for the sniffling, sneezing, and runny eyes they experience in their own homes. If you’re suffering from allergies and feel like you’ve done everything you can to avoid them, South San Antonio local movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage recommend looking at your AC for a solution.

Yes, running your AC is beneficial, because it keeps cold air in and allergens out – or does it? It does decrease humidity, and the removal of moisture from the air is essential to avoiding indoor allergies. However, improper maintenance of your AC could be having a reverse effect.

AC filters collect pollen, mold spores, and dust from your air – a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. South San Antonio local movers recommend changing your filter each month. Without proper cleaning or disposal of these filters, your system will recirculate this unhealthy air that can be making you sick. Improper maintenance of air conditioning systems can lead to mucous membrane irritation, headaches, difficulty breathing, and a generally ill feeling. Many homeowners report these symptoms vanishing after cleaning and replacing their AC and AC filter.

South San Antonio local movers also suggest checking your air ducts. If you notice excess dust blowing out of your ducts, it may be time to have them cleaned professionally.