The Home of All My Sons Moving & Storage
Texas, the Lone Star State. They say everything is bigger in Texas. While that old ice queen Alaska has something to say about that, Texas could swallow the fifteen smallest U.S. states whole in terms of square mileage. And Texas' stature extends past the stat sheet. From wide-open, rolling plains to some of the major hub cities in the nation, Texas goes big all the way.
At All My Sons Moving & Storage, we proudly call Texas home. We have thirteen locations to compensate for the size of Texas, and our headquarters are based in one of the largest cities in the state, Dallas. Our movers in Texas are always ready to lend a helping hand to fellow Texans and even welcome transplants to their new homes with a touch of southern hospitality. The dedicated professionals at All My Sons Moving & Storage are certain you’ll find our services to be of the highest quality and care. With over three decades of experience in the moving business, we’re trained and practiced to pull off even the most challenging of moves, all with a smile on our faces.
You can trust All My Sons Moving & Storage to get the job done the right way, the first time. No need to stress about how your belongings will manage on their trip to your new home. We use the best moving supplies and techniques to get your possessions home in a timely manner, safe and sound. Whether you’re moving from San Antonio to Austin or Houston to El Paso, trust All My Sons Moving & Storage to get the job done right.
What Is the First Thing to Do When Moving to Texas?
You've just decided to move. It's a giant step, no matter the distance. We know how stressful it can be when facing down a tall list of tasks. You should know a few things before moving to Dallas or any of the wonderful cities in the Lone Star State. As one of the most experienced moving companies in Texas, we've compiled a comprehensive guide to moving, including all the tasks you might have forgotten to consider otherwise.
When moving into any house, the first thing to do is to measure out the dimensions of each room in your new home. Envision your ideal living space and make a floor plan according to your measurements. This envisioning will help you declutter while you start packing your belongings. Make sure you label everything you are taking, making it clear what is in the box and what room it is going into. If you do not want to deal with the stresses of packing, reach out to All My Sons Moving & Storage. We have the best packing services in Houston and the surrounding area. Our team of professional movers suggests making four piles: taking, tossing, donating, and selling. For the items that have no value, let them go. You can usually donate slightly used items. For pieces that don't need to earn you a buck can be listed on eBay or another online market.
Once you have just the items you are keeping, call All My Sons Moving & Storage to discuss insurance and difficult items that need to be handled carefully, like a piano. Double-check with HOAs and city rules and regulations such as special moving parking permits.
Who Do I Need to Contact When I Move to Texas?
It can be easy to get caught up in everything that goes into getting your house ready to move. You forget about all the calls you need to place to update your information. Tell your employer you need to update your payroll information, request time-off, and see if you are eligible for a tax deduction. If you have children, contact their schools; if you have pets, contact their veterinarian. You will also need to notify your current utility companies. Schedule the day and time for them to come out and take their final meter readings, as well as to turn on your new home’s utilities. There is a more detailed list of other important contacts you should call on the All My Sons Moving & Storage Moving Checklist, so be sure to check it out.
There are a few companies you should keep in mind when it comes to Texas utilities. Their availability will fluctuate depending on the county or city you live in, so make sure you check your city or state government’s site for more information.
Texas Utility Companies
Texas Gas Services
South West Water Company
What Should I Do Two Weeks Before Moving to Texas?
Two weeks before your move, start cleaning your home, backing up your computers, and returning items to friends and family. Make sure you have all your essential documents and money in a safe place. You may want to identify where the nearest gas station, grocery store, and convenience store is to your new home in case you find yourself in a predicament. Also, make sure the fire alarms are functional. Then, the night before your move, unplug your freezer and water hoses.
What Do I Do on Moving Day?
It’s the big day! Hopefully, you have gotten a good night’s sleep and are ready for some serious work ahead. Before the moving truck arrives, make sure your walls and floors are protected. Layout some plastic on the floor and create a makeshift barrier along the walls to prevent unnecessary scuffs and blemishes. With all your belongings packed up and ready to go, it’s time to start schlepping boxes onto the truck. Our movers in Texas have a systematic process when filling the moving truck, so let the experts take the lead.
When you arrive at your new home, keep track of your items as they are taken off the moving truck, and report any potential damages. Have a friend or family member advise our team where the furniture goes using the labels you created. If you are renting the new space, do not forget to do a final inspection with your landlord.
And there you have it. You are all set! Tip your movers, write a review, and start settling into your new home!
If you’re considering a move to Texas, we want to be part of that big moment in your life. We have strived to maintain the family values on which our moving company was founded, which we continue to do today. No matter how big or odd the move, we are happy to professionally pack, protect, and move you into your new home. Texas is our chosen home, and we appreciate the opportunity to help make Texas your home as well. Contact us today to receive a free moving quote and get your journey started today.