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It’s beginning to heat up, which can only mean one thing, it’s time for spring cleaning! It would be best to do your spring cleaning before moving to Chapel Hill because you’ll save money on moving costs. Here are some spring cleaning tips to ensure that you get the most out of your moving experience.

Schedule the Time

Spring cleaning is something we all say we are going to get to, eventually. Schedule a day to get it done and stick to your guns. Schedule more time than you think you’ll need because chances are, you’ll find more in that storage closet than you bargained for.

Get Some Packing Supplies

Before moving to Chapel Hill, you’re going to be packing, a lot. Purchasing packing supplies now is probably a good idea. All My Sons Moving & Storage Chapel Hill is a full service moving company, which means we have mover-approved packing supplies.

Combine good spring cleaning tips with moving tips and get yourself some good boxes for storage, donating, and moving!

Stick to the Rules

Spring cleaning tips always mention a cleaning rule, and we agree that a rule is important. Be sure to stick to a spring cleaning rule and refer to that rule as much as possible. Here are some spring cleaning rules that Chapel Hill movers are accustomed to:

  • If you haven’t used it in 6 months, donate it.
  • If it costs less than $20 to replace, donate it.
  • If you have more than one, donate it.

Donate

Donate before moving to Chapel Hill! Find your local charity shop and give back to the community. It feels good to give back, you’ll save money on moving costs, and you’ll also move to Chapel Hill lighter and ready to make new memories.


Have you been wanting to redecorate your child’s bedroom? When you’re relocating, especially when moving to South Raleigh, that is the perfect time to upgrade your child’s room to one that is a better fit for their age group. Whether you are transforming the room from a nursery to a toddler’s room, or a toddler room to one that suits an older kid, there are several creative ways to decorate a child’s room! When coming up with creative ways to decorate a child’s room, consider what they like as well as what will work for them in the upcoming years. Let’s face it, updating their room every year is far too much hassle to keep up with. Check out these ideas to make your child’s room fun for them and efficient for you:

 

  1. Add a pop of color to decorate your child’s room. Perhaps it is their favorite color or one that correlates to their favorite cartoon. Yellow and blue are currently very popular due to the high popularity of minions among young children.

 

  1. After moving to South Raleigh, you need to really evaluate the needs of your child’s room. When you decorate a child’s room, it is important to consider how much space they will need for playing or if they are older, will they need a desk to do homework on. Consider these factors and find furniture that suits their needs. For those requiring more floor space, make the floor the center of the room instead of the bed. Push the bed against the wall to give your child more play space.

 

  1. Consider putting up posters or other artistic pieces on the wall to give their room a more personalized feel. Children find comfort in rooms that have items they can relate to and/or enjoy.

 

Once you understand what your child needs, get creative with your ideas in order to find solutions for them. If your child needs a desk or a “work area,” make it fun by giving it a mini office look. Kids love replicating adults and feeling as if they are doing things their parents do. Use space to your advantage and create an “upstairs” look by creating a mini loft area in your child’s room. To decorate a child’s room with a loft-feel, build the bed above complete with a staircase and all. Leave the floor under the bed as a play room. Now you have a 2 in one room with plenty of space!


The last trip you make to the grocery store is always filled with uncertainty. A moving shopping list is something that’s difficult to master, and that’s why the Chapel Hill movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage have made this list for you! We’re here to make moving to Chapel Hill as painless as possible.

Before moving to Chapel Hill, you’ll probably buy too many groceries or too little. When you write your shopping list, try and think of what you’ll need as soon as you arrive in Chapel Hill, and rather buy too little than too much.

  • Kitchen Items: paper towels, paper plates, plastic cups, plastic utensils and a can opener.
  • Cleaning Supplies: surface cleaner, scrubbing brush and cloth, broom and mop and trash bags.
  • Food: nonperishables, snacks, water, milk, bread, cheese and lunch meats/vegetables.

A lot of the items on this list can be purchased after moving to Chapel Hill. Keep this moving shopping list handy when you go to the local grocery store.

Toiletries

Toiletries can also be purchased after moving to Chapel Hill, though it might be best to buy everything on the list before you arrive so you aren’t inconvenienced by a trip to the store in the middle of your moving day.

  • Toilet paper
  • Shower curtain
  • Tooth paste
  • Soap, shampoo, conditioner
  • Plunger

Supplies

You know those items that everyone forgets but are so important when you arrive in your new home; well they are probably on this list. Be sure to pick these up before moving to Chapel Hill.

  • Extension cord
  • Batteries
  • Aluminum foil
  • Light bulbs
  • Duct tape
  • Flashlight
  • Back up chargers for phones and laptops

 


If it’s something south Raleigh movers know, it’s how to move. From the best packing tips to crucial checklists to make a move smoother, south Raleigh movers know how to get moving done quickly, safely and efficiently. All My Sons has provided an easy to follow kitchen cleaning checklist after moving to South Raleigh.

Moving to South Raleigh in and of itself is a mission and simply thinking of the cleaning may drive you crazy. Not to worry, it seems much worse than what it is. The following kitchen cleaning checklist will help enable you to better organize your plan of attack and knock out any major cleaning obstacles you may come across.

The kitchen is an important part of any home. It is a communal gathering area that will house a family’s food and beverages. In cleaning this part of the home, start with the largest appliances first.

  • Begin with cleaning the refrigerator and freezer. Make sure to wipe down the exterior, handles and the walls within the fridge. The easiest way to clean the shelves and drawers is to take them out of the refrigerator itself. Just give them a good rinse and let them air dry while you move on to other appliances.

 

  • Run the Dishwasher. While you are cleaning the refrigerator and/or oven, run your empty dishwasher through a full cycle to get any previous gunk out.

 

  • Clean the oven and stove. You may clean the oven using the self-cleaning cycle if it comes equipped with that function. Another option is to purchase a can of oven cleaner and cleaning it manually. After the oven, clean the stovetop with an appropriate cleaner depending on the type of stovetop you have.

 

  • Clean cabinets, drawers, sinks, backsplashes, countertops and microwave. A sponge, a bucket of water and an eco-friendly cleanser is all you need to put the finishing touches on the rest of the kitchen. Giving your home a good wipe down after moving to South Raleigh can be a lot of work at first, but will set your home up for a clean and safe living environment.

Chapel Hill is a family-friendly neighborhood with lots of activities for kids. Spending time with kids in Chapel Hill is easy, safe, and fun thanks to these recommendations from the All My Sons Chapel Hill local movers.

NC Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill local movers recommend the Botanical Gardens because it’s free and you get to spend time outside in the beautiful North Carolina climate. It’s the best thing to do with kids in Chapel Hill if you have just moved to town.

Triangle Boat Tours

If you have just moved to Chapel Hill, then the idea of the Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham triangle may be new to you. The perfect way to get acquainted with the triangle is to take a Triangle Boat Tour. Research some of the local companies offering these tours and choose one that is suitable for the entire family; for the coolest way to tour your new hometown!

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center

Is there anything better than seeing the wonder in a kid’s eyes as they learn something new? Kids in Chapel Hill love the Morehead Planetarium and it’s a favorite recommendation from the Chapel Hill local movers at All My Sons too.

Climb Progression

It’s so important for kids to adjust to their new surroundings after moving to Chapel Hill. Parents can help by introducing their kids to a new sport or activity. Climb Progression is an indoor climbing facility that offers programs for kids in Chapel Hill.

Malls in The Triangle

Get some shopping done with your kinds before the new school year starts. There are three malls in the Triangle that have indoor playing areas for kids. This will give you plenty of time to shop for everything you need at your new home while the kids get to have some fun!


Once again, the luck of the Irish is upon us, and as good Samaritans we must oblige. The South Raleigh movers are eager to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in South Raleigh with the abundance of activities to do in honor of the holiday. If you haven’t quite yet decided what you will be partaking in, check out the list below of various events to help make your decision easier!

There are several activities going on the Saturday before S. Patrick’s day including a parade and festival in City Plaza. Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday March 11, 2017 residents and guests can enjoy floats and performers throughout the parade as well as munch on food and drinks throughout the festival. The South Raleigh movers encourage you to bring the whole family out for fun activities, music and great food! There will also be another festival in downtown Raleigh hosted by the Hiberian Irish Pub and Shop Local Raleigh where guests can enjoy music, beer, food, and take in the Irish culture from noon to 11 p.m.

If you are not yet convinced there are several other activities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in South Raleigh. On March 18th, there will be a St. Paddy’s Day Block Part from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tucker street in downtown Raleigh. The block party will also have live music, outdoor beer and bar tens, games and food trucks, who doesn’t like food trucks!

For those of you looking to celebrate on the actual day of St. Patrick’s Day you can take part in the St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl that starts at Anchor Bar at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate with several other enthusiastic residents dressed up in their best green attire. The crawl will visit 6 popular bars along the way and will conclude at 2 a.m. but not before raffling off a few prizes to its participants.

There are several fun activities to take part in this St. Patrick’s Day in South Raleigh, so don’t miss out on all the fun!


If you are moving to Chapel Hill, then chances are you haven’t heard of the triangle. The triangle refers to the shape made by connecting Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham on the map. And the triangle is where all the fun March events take place! You’re a local now, so our Chapel Hill movers will walk you through which of these March events you don’t want to miss this Spring!

Carolina Hurricanes!

If you’re moving to Chapel Hill, you better be ready to visit the ice rink. It may be spring time, but hockey season isn’t over. The Carolina Hurricanes are playing at the PNC Arena. Each game starts at 7:00 PM.

  1. New York Islanders. Tuesday, March 14
  2. Minnesota Wild. Thursday, March 16
  3. Nashville Predators. Saturday, March 18

What better way to get accustomed to your new surroundings than by cheering on the local hockey team?

Classical, Punk or Hip Hop Music Events Near Chapel Hill

Music lovers moving to Chapel Hill, you’ve chosen a good month to relocate! There are enough music events in March to satisfy all genre preferences.

– Jeezy will be live on Thursday, March 16 at 8:00 PM at The Ritz. Anyone who has just moved to Chapel Hill will become very familiar with The Ritz as the best place to see musical acts in town.

– You should expect some culture and history when moving to Chapel Hill. The North Carolina Symphony will be in town Friday, March 17 at 8:00 PM. A night at the symphony will blow you away!

– Flogging Molly will be performing at the Ritz on Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00 PM, and there’s always more than enough energy to go around when they are in town.


Lifting, carrying and dragging are all parts of the moving process, but don’t include injury as a part of it as well! Moving can be a strenuous task and often results in terrible back pains, sprains and several other injuries. The South Raleigh movers of All My Sons are experts when it comes to moving safely and efficiently. We’ve constructed this comprehensive guide to help you learn how to prevent injury while moving!

One of the most common injuries that occur when moving is a strained back. Throwing your back out can leave you out of commission for days and stop all moving activities for that day. So, how can you prevent a back injury while moving?

  • Use proper lifting techniques and never overestimate your ability to lift heavy objects. To properly lift a box, you need to bend at the knees. Get into a squatting position and put the bulk of the weight on your legs. When you bend at the waist, you are putting all the pressure on your back which can cause a lot of pain.

 

  • For extra protection, it’s recommended to wear a back brace while moving. The brace will provide extra support where you need it and should prevent you from bending incorrectly to pick up anything.

South Raleigh movers also know that to prevent injury while moving, it is important to be mindful of your knees and ankles. Your knees are one of the most overworked joints in your body during a move. To prevent injury in your knees while moving, try wearing knee braces to keep them supported throughout the strenuous activity. Sprained ankles are very common moving injuries and although most of these occur due to missteps, it is possible to help prevent them from occurring. To ensure you avoid this injury, keep all boxes and items out of the way and keep a clear path for you to travel. The last thing you want to happen when carrying a 50-pound box is to trip over a child’s toy or a smaller box.


Follow these packing tips from your Chapel Hill local movers for a smart and simple move.

1. The most important packing tip is to label everything! Labeling each box with its contents and the room it is intended to go in will make unpacking a breeze.

2. Put heavier items in the bottom of boxes, lighter items toward the top. This makes moving and box arrangement easier on your Chapel Hill local movers, and helps prevent items from breaking.

3. Instead of taking each clothing item off its hanger and packing it, wrap garbage bags around groups of 10-15 hangers so they are ready to hang up in your new home.

4. Keep your jewelry from tangling or breaking by packing earrings in empty egg cartons, and threading necklaces through straws.

5. To avoid an empty space in your boxes, fill gaps with towels, linen, or packing paper. These will act as space fillers and padding to protect your valuables.

6. Keep your clothes in your drawers. The Chapel Hill local movers at All My Sons will gladly move your dressers with clothing still inside of them for your convenience.

7. Pack plates vertically, and wrap them in clothing. This will save space and avoid breakage.

8. To avoid a potential mess, plastic wrap all soaps or liquids before packing.

9. Keep your pillows and blankets clean by wrapping them in garbage bags before packing them.

10. Place an X with masking tape across the glass on your mirrors. This won’t prevent them from breaking, but in the unlikely event they do break it will absorb the shock and keep the glass in the frame.

Don’t want to pack at all for your move? The local movers in Chapel Hill can not only lend you packing tips, but All My Sons Moving & Storage’s movers can actually provide you with a full-service move to Chapel Hill that makes sure that you never have to lift a finger. Get complete packing and unpacking services with our local Chapel Hill movers.


The local movers in Chapel Hill at All My Sons Moving & Storage know moving to a new city without knowing anyone can be a little intimidating at first. Fortunately, there are easy ways to get involved in your community so you feel at home in no time.

Volunteer opportunities are an easy and rewarding way to get involved in Chapel Hill:

-The Parks and Recreation Department needs volunteers to assist with local events, disability services, special Olympics, local coaching, and community center watch. Volunteers can assist coaching the aquatics program, youth basketball, and summer camp programs.

-Stormwater: volunteer in Chapel Hill with the Stormwater Division. You can assist in drain marking, Stream Watch, and stream clean ups.

-Volunteers are needed for Project Connect, an annual event in North Carolina where volunteers can offer a broad range of services to those who are at risk of homelessness.

-New residents can get involved in Chapel Hill by volunteering with the Center for Volunteer Caregiving. Here you can provide support for families that are caring for a loved one with dementia or other disabilities. Volunteers can also spend time with older adults facing physical and emotional challenges to alleviate the social isolation and depression that sometimes comes along with these conditions.

After local movers in Chapel Hill help you get settled into your new home, spend some time giving back. Community service is a valuable investment in your area and serves as the perfect way to get involved in Chapel Hill!