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Eight years ago, a store like no other of its kind opened in Birmingham. What’s on 2nd has quickly become a Birmingham treasure chest – overflowing with unique trinkets in every single corner. No matter how many times locals flock to this quirky store, every time they turn their head they will see something new! What’s on 2nd has turned into locals’ go-to store for awesome gifts, and a place for tourists to kill hours at a time.

What’s on 2nd is located at 2306 2nd Ave. North in Birmingham, so if you are new in town, or even just passing through, Birmingham movers recommend that you get sucked into this black hole of 20th century trinkets and collectibles.

As reported by Jay Reeves for Alabama.com, “The restroom is packed with Elvis Presley memorabilia — all for sale — and a witch shares shelf space with a giant Virgin Mary decoration in the holiday department upstairs. A toy Darth Vader stands sentinel beside a poster from the 1960s musical ‘Hair’”.

Look up and look down and you will find something that is sure it catch your attention. What’s on 2nd is decorated wall to wall, floor to ceiling, with hundreds of items that store owners Steve Gilmer and Ian Philips have collected to sell, all with the same theme of what they call “tacky, tasteless, or irreverent.” Although that may not sound alluring, Birmingham movers and locals alike, assure out-of-towners it is a sight that you will not want to miss!


For the past 26 years, elementary, middle, and high school students try to come up with ways that they can drop an egg 100 feet off of the ground and not have it crack. In Birmingham, this is known as the Annual Brent Newman Memorial Egg Drop Contest, sponsored by the UAB Student Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Engineering.

As part of the contest, students have to design containers or apparatuses that can hold a raw egg and keep it from breaking, after they release it from the top of the Vulcan statue (which is roughly 105 feet tall). The contest aims to engage young students to think creatively and hopefully go into the field of engineering in the future.

This year was the 26th annual egg drop and the schools that participated were: Creek View Elementary, Isabella School, Gadsden Middle School, and Oak Mountain High School. Over 400 students participated this year.

If you are moving to Birmingham and you have children, Birmingham movers want you to be aware that the aforementioned schools are great schools to look into, that foster creativity, critical thinking, and can fuel your child’s academic and professional future.


You are planning a move and have no idea where to start. You may ask yourself, “What should I pack first and where should I even put these belongings?” Although it seems hard, there are some Birmingham moving companies, such as All My Sons, that are willing to assist you. With several decades of experience and excellent customer service, we are the perfect choice when you need to make a move, whether it is local or not.

Keeping Items Safe and Protected

As movers, our first goal is to ensure that your belongings are protected. We wrap padding around furniture items, such as couches, bureaus and coffee tables to ensure that they do not become damaged while we are transporting them from your home to the truck and then into your new home. Along with padding wrap, we offer plenty of other packing supplies for some of your non-furniture items, such as clothing, shoes and collectibles.

Why You Should Leave It Up to the Professionals

Moving on your own becomes stressful, especially if you do not have what you need to pack and transport your belongings. We are a full-service moving company that helps with the process from start to finish. And, it does not matter if you are moving to a new neighborhood or to an entirely different city because we offer to help with out-of-state moves too. We are one of the most reliable Birmingham moving companies available.


You are planning to sell your home and want to have an open house. Potential buyers want to have a look at what is on the market before they commit to buying anything. With many of your belongings still in your home, you may not be able to handle the daunting task of transporting everything to a storage facility. If you are already stressed because potential buyers will come to view the home in the next few days, we here at All My Sons in Birmingham are here to help. We are one of the Birmingham moving companies that can quickly and efficiently transport belongings.

Gathering What You Do Not Need

You may want to leave some items in the home to achieve that staged and livable environment during the open house. However, you may have a lot of other items that you need to put in storage so that the home does not look cluttered. Gather those items and then we will help you wrap them, pack them and take them to a secure storage facility.

 Keep It Simple and Avoid Any Hassle

Avoid packing, hauling and driving all of your belongings to the storage facility alone. As one of the greatest Birmingham moving companies available, we will make sure to handle the hard work for you, which would include providing packing supplies, carrying items out, loading belongings on the truck and quickly relocating them while you focus on selling your home.


It is officially springtime in Birmingham, Alabama and residents here love the great outdoors! New to the area and have no idea what outdoor activities are the most popular for you to try? Birmingham moving companies love to help new residents and families out, so here are a few of our great city’s most popular outdoor activities for spring!

Turkey Hunting. The number one outdoor activity in Alabama is turkey hunting and it is officially turkey hunting season so get ready to hear about it all around town. Turkey hunting is as popular as college football in town, so if you have young boys, it might be a good idea to take them to a hunters safety course in the area and start learning how to catch your very own Thanksgiving dinner!

Deer and Swine hunting. Yes, more hunting. You can’t live in Alabama if you are pro not hunting game animals. Every year, local hunters propose bills that would allow them to bait deer and swine, and this year, it is back on the table – just so you can get an idea of how much hunting means to the locals.

Fishing. Fishing is a great way to get some bonding time in with your family, especially if you have just moved to Birmingham, it is a great way to see the great Alabama outdoors and relieve some stress. However, this fishing season is starting out a little rainy, with smaller windows of time available for fishermen to cast their lines.

Music. Spring brings a ton of country music and concerts, so be sure to listen to local radio stations and local news stations to find out the exact dates, times, and ticket prices.


Quaint Birmingham restaurant hot-spot Babalu has been known to residents as “tacos and tapas” but there might be other things on the menu that are so delectable, they may want to rethink their coined nickname.

In a recent excerpt on Alabama.com, columnist Alec Harvey explained his experience at Babalu, elaborating on the fact that their guacamole is just amazing, and made tableside for $9.95.

“Two Hass avocados, sun-dried tomatoes, red and green onion, kosher salt, cilantro and lime juice are standard, and you can add bacon or jalapenos for $1. Served with house chips, it’s a delicious way to kick things off,” said Harvey.

But that’s not all, the popular Birmingham “tacos and tapas” eatery also features tacos that can be stuffed with redfish, pulled pork, chicken, or veggies. When it comes to tapas, Birmingham movers think the manly residents in town would love the steak on a stick or the braised short ribs.

If you have already gone to Babalu a million times for Taco Tuesday, and you want a break from tacos, but your friends still want to go? No problem, the restaurant’s Baba Burger and grilled lamb sliders are just as delicious!

If you are new to the area, be sure to check out Babalu for your “tacos and tapas” needs, and view their entire menu here: http://babalutacos.com/


Regardless of whether you have traveled to and from Birmingham from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport numerous times, if you are traveling through the airport at any point in time this year, be aware of the change in parking location and rental car service location.

The airport’s rental car return facility has been moved to the second level of the aiport’s parking deck, while the parking deck undergoes roughly $7.7 million in renovations and upgrades.

Upgrades include increased and better lighting fixtures, fresh paint, and accessible bathrooms.

Since the project is not set to be completed until the end of this year, if you are moving to Birmingham and will be traveling through Birmingham-Shuttlesworth, make sure that you pay close attention to the construction signs.

If you will be needing a rental car once you arrive in the city, they can be found on the second level of the parking deck, in Section 1C, accessed from the terminal through Door 4L.

If you already live in the city and are picking up family or friends from the airport, daily drivers should remain in the right line when entering the parking deck.


If you have recently moved to Birmingham, new residents need to know that this is a city of innovation! If you notice ANYTHING about Birmingham that could be improved through the use of technology, the city wants to know about it!

Birmingham city officials, along with AL.com, Auburn University, the UAB Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Code for Birmingham will be getting together for a statewide “hackathon” from February 20-22. The event will be a collaborative effort amongst these technologically driven and innovation people, to come up with ways that technology could best serve to assuage some of the city’s issues.

Since the group will be focusing on municipal projects for an entire two days, they want residents to submit the issues that they feel are major and should be focused on.

A few city projects that are already on the table for discussion and innovation are:

1) Mobile Food Market: Turning retired city buses into mobile grocery stores to serve the areas that are currently lacking them.

2) Household Travel Survey: Tracking the flow of people within Birmingham and finding out why they go where they go and the way they go, each day.

3) Trail System Companion App: The Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System is currently being constructed and will need a way of tracking how many people use the trail system each day.

If you believe that there is a major project in Birmingham that could benefit from the use of technology, local movers want you to please visit AL.com for information on how you can submit your idea, and for a full list of what is already on the agenda.


If you know Birmingham, then you know the Birmingham Barons. The minor league baseball team is popular among locals and the games area a great way to spend the day with the kids. Single-game tickets go on sale January 8th at 10 a.m., so your Birmingham moving company suggests that you purchase a few and take the family. Tickets for all 70 home games are available, so don’t be shy when it comes to stocking up for the season!

This is the first season where paperless tickets are offered. Fans who purchase paperless tickets will gain entry with their mobile device. The new system will also allow ticketholders to transfer their tickets and skip the lines at the box office…score!

The Birmingham Barons first game is on April 9, at Regions Field. They will play the Mobile Bay Bears in a five-game series. First pitch will take place at 7:05 p.m. The opening game will also bring back Thirsty Thursdays, where all drinks, including beer, wine, and soft drinks are $2. The promotion is very popular with fans.

Tickets start at $7 for general admission, while Baseline Box seats are $9, Field Reserved seats are $12, and Dugout Premium seats are $14. Tickets for children, seniors, and military service members are all discounted. You can purchase tickets online at Barons.com or at the ticket office at Regions Field.

If you and your family are new to Birmingham, coming to a game is a great way to meet people, get a feel for the community, and have a great time.


All of the presents have been opened, the decorations have come down, and almost everyone feels like they need to go on a diet. That’s right, the Christmas season is over, and now you will have to decide what to do with your Christmas tree. Luckily, your Birmingham moving company knows of a few options.

While some neighborhoods let you recycle your Christmas tree right on the curb for pickup, other residents may bring theirs to a designated drop-off center. This year, Birmingham hopes that people will take advantage of a recycling event put on by the Mountain Brook Tree Commission and the Birmingham Zoo. The program allows you to drop your tree off right at the Birmingham Zoo picnic area, next to the parking lot. You have until January 12th, so get there sooner than later!

The Birmingham Zoo will recycle your Christmas tree into fresh mulch that they will use for things like erosion prevention around the zoo’s grounds. Make sure to remove all decorations, garland and wire, because they will not be able to put it in the chipper otherwise. This is a great program for the Birmingham community, since the trees will have a purpose after Christmas and will not be taking up any room in the community’s valuable landfills.

If your neighborhood allows you to leave your tree on the curbside, it will be picked up and used as mulch for the city’s landscaping. To see a full list of drop-off locations, click here. If you have recently moved to Birmingham, we hope that you had a great first holiday season here!