Valley business benefit as moving season begins

HARLINGEN — J.J. Garza rents moving trucks and sees people firsthand preparing to move in or out of town.

Memorial Day weekend marked the unofficial start of U-Haul’s moving season, with roughly 45 percent of all moves occurring now through Labor Day as families switch addresses in droves.

U-Haul says Texas is a top destination for people who are relocating. And the Valley sees a fair share of that.

“We get a lot of people coming in from out of town and moving their kids back into town,” said Garza, office manager at Cantu Auto and U-Haul in Harlingen.

Garza said Winter Texans also use the service a lot. Families also use the service to move their children out into the big cities.

“We rent trailers and trucks to help them move out of town,” Garza said. “We do 10-foot trucks, 15-foot trucks and 26-foot trucks based on what size of home our customers are moving into.”

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