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Rideshare companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are here to stay. Earlier this month, the San Antonio city council voted to allow rideshare apps to remain legal within the city. This is good news for anyone who plans to spend their night out on New Year’s in South San Antonio. Our professional movers spend a lot of time on the road, and we know how dangerous it can be during the holiday season.

This is a landmark decision for all of San Antonio. After almost three years of citizens arguing in support of rideshare companies, San Antonio council members locked in debate over the merit and safety of these apps. Just in time for New Year’s in South San Antonio, it was finally announced that they can continue to operate in the city on the condition that the ridesharing apps consider fingerprinting as part of background checks within the next year.

Like most companies, from police officers to professional movers, background checks are mandatory and usually require fingerprinting. Ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft do thorough background checks but do not require fingerprinting.

Community members point to a decreasing number of drunk driving incidents as a positive effect that these apps have had on the community, and with New Years’ in South San Antonio just around the corner, apps like these are likely to save lives.

The professional movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage wish you a safe, happy, and fun-filled New Year’s celebration. Stay safe and don’t drink and drive.


Every year, there seems to be an “it” toy. Years ago, it was the Tickle Me Elmo, other years it has been gaming systems, and this year it is the Hatchimal. What is a Hatchimal? Good question. For those who are not familiar with the toy, it is a small, furry animal that “hatches” from an egg and learns skills as it ages. Kids this holiday season are going crazy over the Hatchimal, and San Antonio is feeling the effects of this craze.

Hatchimals run for $59.99, but because of their immense demand, they are being sold for almost four times that amount. Shoppers are gearing up as the Hatchimal trend is moving to San Antonio, and toy stores are bracing for the storm. Parents across the country have been lining up at stores the night before they open, scouring the internet, and doing just about anything they can to get their hands on a Hatchimal this holiday season.

While toy crazes are known to come and go, i.e. Tickle Me Elmo, demand for the Hatchimal has outpaced that of the Nintendo NES Classic Edition Console, another top toy of Christmas 2016.

As the Hatchimal is moving to San Antonio, retailers are getting ready for the frenzy and making sure that every top toy of Christmas 2016 is thoroughly stocked on their shelves as much as supply can meet the demand.

As the holidays are drawing nearer, if you are on the hunt for a Hatchimal, some are being sold on third party vendors websites, like Amazon, but their prices are almost four times the original price.


A few South San Antonio neighborhoods are updating the look, feel, and function of their streets this winter season. Members of our South San Antonio moving company are happy to see these improvements, and like other residents, we are excited to see the changes completed soon! So, what’s changing?

For starters, the Southside district is getting some much-needed improvements to the roads and sidewalks to make it safer for families in the neighborhood. The city is investing $1.4 million to improvements of the elementary and middle schools in South San Antonio neighborhoods.

Many of our South San Antonio moving company employees live and work in these neighborhoods, and we are glad to see that safety is a priority!

Southtown has recently underwent a transformation. It has become a hotspot in the center of our South San Antonio neighborhood, and it is attracting people from all over the city. There’s carts, there’s food, but there’s no parking. Unfortunately, these visitors are spilling over into South San Antonio neighborhoods and parking in front of houses, blocking driveways.

To combat this, the city is working on creating new parking structures to accommodate the influx of visitors while setting up heavy fines for those who are parking around the neighborhood. Eventually, fines will lead to towing enforcement if the city believes that the message is not getting across to visitors.

Expanding cities have some growing pains and they are good issues to have. South San Antonio is growing, which is good for the whole community and the local movers.

 


As the holidays are nearing, lights are beginning to go up everywhere possible. Houses, light poles along streets, there are even displays set up for the sole purpose of people driving through them. There is something about lights that make the holiday season that much more special, and the San Antonio Riverwalk is not immune to this trend. In fact, every year, the lights go up in November and are up until the end of December.

The San Antonio Riverwalk does not just put up lights around the holiday season, there are also numerous holiday celebrations for you and your family to enjoy after moving to San Antonio.

The day after Thanksgiving, the Riverwalk is lit with thousands of lights and decorated floats make their way down the river.

Then, from December second through the 18th this year, there is the Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias, where the Riverwalk is lined with paper bags filled with sand and a flameless candle, symbolizing the “lighting of the way” for the holy family. It is a centuries old tradition that still takes place every holiday season on the beautifully illuminated San Antonio Riverwalk.

There is also the Ford Holiday Boat Caroling from November 30 through December 23. Groups like church choirs and folk groups take to boats on the river and carol. It is a free event to watch, and Riverwalk goers can sing along with the carols.

Make sure to check out these events with your family this holiday season after moving to San Antonio.


What a great time of year it is to move to South San Antonio! Our South San Antonio full service movers want to be the first to welcome you to our neck of the woods. Now, it is time to get acclimated and settled in, but you don’t want to miss this opportunity to throw a great South San Antonio house warming and Christmas party all in one, do you?

Of course, not! Join those parties together this holiday season.

Your South San Antonio house warming party should probably have some traditional Christmas food that you are used to eating back where you just moved from. Try mixing in some of the local food as well to spice up your party. South San Antonio full service movers will do all the moving, but you have to make the salsa. Get traditional and break out some great Tex-Mex for this one!

If you hired our South San Antonio full service movers, then chances are you are already unpacked and ready to decorate for the holiday season. But, do you decorate for a South San Antonio house warming or Christmas party? Stick the with the season on this one and decorate your new place for the holidays.

Invite some friends from where you came from and some of your new neighbors. It is a busy time of year for most, so invite as many people as you can. Chances are you may get a few flakes, which is completely understandable.

Save some of that guacamole for us and happy holidays to you and your loved ones!

 


San Antonio is known for a lot. The River Walk, the Alamo, South Texas culture, there is so much. For the foodies out there San Antonio is also known for something very unique, Lulu’s Bakery and Café. For those who are not familiar with Lulu’s Bakery and Café, it is located in San Antonio and has a classic diner feel. Black and white checkered floors, a bar that spans almost the entire length of the restaurant, and a menu to match, Lulu’s feels very comfortable, like you have been there a thousand times even if you just moved to San Antonio.

If Lulu’s is the type of place where you feel like you have been there a thousand times, what makes it so unique? That would be a three and a half pound cinnamon roll. As seen on the TV show Man vs. Food back in 2009, the cinnamon roll is a force to be reckoned with.

When you order this famous behemoth of a cinnamon roll, you might start to question how heavy three and a half pounds really is. It cannot be that big, right? Wrong. You quickly realize when it comes out just how big a three and a half pound cinnamon roll really is. It is about the size of your head, and for a cinnamon roll, that is pretty big.

Going to Lulu’s Bakery and Café is an experience that gets a lot of foodies moving to San Antonio to try the infamous cinnamon roll. It is worth every second of the trip.


Spend Christmas in South San Antonio this year and do it right! If you have just moved to South San Antonio then you are in for some great holiday celebrations this year. Our South San Antonio movers have listed their favorite Christmas traditions in the city here for your reference.

The Holiday Magic: Festival of Lights 

On December 10 and 11, everyone in South San Antonio is at the Holiday Magic: Festival of Lights celebration at Retama Park. It’s a time where all cultures are celebrated and when Christmas in South San Antonio gets multi-cultural. A favorite of our South San Antonio movers!

The Lighted Christmas Parade

How about a chance to meet Santa and shop for the unique and original bohemian style gifts in old Helotes while you watch a parade? The Lighted Christmas Parade starts at 3 p.m. on December 10. If you miss the parade, you can still visit the area and take the kids to meet Santa.

Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

Christmas in South San Antonio wouldn’t be the same if not for the luminaries on the San Antonio River. From December 2 – 18, more than 6,000 luminaries will illuminate the river. It is one of the most beautiful things you can see this holiday season and highly recommended by our South San Antonio movers.

Zoo Lights

The San Antonio Zoo will showcase holiday spirit this year with lights and decorations. You can spend Christmas in South San Antonio by getting a little more in touch with your wild side!


Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is one of the highest rated water parks, especially in Texas. Located just a short drive from San Antonio, it is the perfect day trip to take with the family after moving to San Antonio. As it starts to cool off in South Texas and the holidays are starting to roll around, it can be nice to day dream about warmer days, floating the lazy river.

With more than 70 acres, heated pools, more water slides than you know what to do with, and a lazy river that goes for days, it is almost impossible to get bored. Not to mention, there are options for the whole family. Schlitterbahn has multiple sections of the park dedicated to the kids who are just a little bit too small to ride the big kid rides, rides for the adventurous in your family, poolside bars for those who are of legal drinking age, and a lazy river for those who want to float the day away after a long day of moving to San Antonio. When it comes to fun for the entire family, Schlitterbahn truly has it all.

While there are Schlitterbahns all over the state of Texas, the New Braunfels location is not only the original, it is the best. Water slides that drop so fast you float in the air for a split second, a lazy river that takes you all around the park, and fun for the entire family, Schlitterbahn really has it all.

As it starts to cool off, and the cold weather starts moving to San Antonio, it is almost natural to think about the warmer summer days that can be spend at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels. Living so close to one of the best water parks in the state of Texas definitely has its perks.


San Antonio local movers want to offer your family the best activities to do together this Thanksgiving weekend in San Antonio. Thanksgiving is about family coming together and enjoying each other’s company, so check out these top things to do on Thanksgiving in town.

1. Holiday River Parade. Do not let your Thanksgiving end early! On Friday, November 25, get the whole family together for the Ford Holiday River Parade. This parade takes place in the evening, so do not fear on missing out on that holiday shopping. The parade is filled with lights and decorations to get everyone into the holiday spirit! Get set up along the river to watch the entire parade or stroll down the river walk and check out the local vendors.

2. San Antonio Great Turkey Challenge. This 5k run takes place the morning of Thanksgiving. The perfect time to get a little extra fitness in before you indulge in your holiday feast! The proceeds of this 5k go towards fighting hunger. A great way to give back to your community and enjoy the holidays! San Antonio local movers suggests getting the whole family on board! Make this a family event, training together will be fun and will help keep you in shape.

3. Last on our list of things to do Thanksgiving weekend in San Antonio is the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza! This 22nd annual music extravaganza is something San Antonio local movers say you will not want to miss! Capture the Hispanic culture of Texas and do something the whole family will enjoy! The performances run through December, so if you miss it the opening Thanksgiving weekend you can still catch the show.


Thanksgiving officially kicks off the holiday season! Get into the spirit by getting your home ready to embrace the holiday and seasonal vibe. Your San Antonio residential movers are here to offer some simple tips that will make a big difference in your home. These seasonal decorating ideas are guaranteed to not break the bank and offer just the right amount of energy to your home.

1.Scented candles. Filling your home with the scents of the season will create the vibe you are looking for. Walking into your home and having the scent of cinnamon or apple pie fill the air will help anyone get ready for turkey day!

2. Fall colors. Switch out your center pieces for some fall colored accents! A bouquet of real or fake flowers that are hues of burnt orange, yellow, red, and green will help your home portray the right energy. You can go for a walk outside to pick up some pine cones or acorns to place around candles or display on your mantle (if you have one).

3. Hang a wreath on your door. Hanging a wreath on your door will allow you and your guests to keep the season of giving thanks fresh in your mind upon entering your home. This is one of the easiest seasonal decorating ideas, as you can easily purchase a wreath or make one yourself!

4. Create a cornucopia. Cornucopias are a staple of Thanksgiving. Fill yours with the traditional seasonal vegetables or fill it with some sunflowers. Your San Antonio residential movers suggest adding things specific to you and your family to add a personal spin!

Whichever seasonal decorating ideas you choose to embrace, remember that this is the time for giving thanks. Let these decorations help you and your loved ones remember what is truly important in your lives after moving to San Antonio.