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If you're a guest at the season's events, make sure that you're part of the celebration, not part of the problem
Staying organized on moving day is key, and planning is a big part of it. Keep this checklist handy before and during your move to keep things stress-free.
Moving takes a lot of planning, and that includes knowing what your moving rights are. Read on to find more about your moving rights and what you can do to prepare.
I LOVE the inside of my apartment with the cathedral ceilings. It's not a bad place to live, I've seen worse. I only wish that maintenance could be a little quicker in response to repairs. Also, they need more trash bins for such a large apartment complex. Being a little more insulated would also help. However, the property manager is an AWESOME Lady (thanks Angie :) ).
Leonard's Moving & Storage company is HORRIBLE. He and his Foreman, Dion, are the Most Dishonest and Price Gouging People. I was charged $1,190 for 4.5 hours of work. Do yourself a favor and Never Call Him or Fall for his FAKE ACT. He & His COMPANY Are A COMPLETE 100% RIP-OFF.
At first, they were nice and worked quickly. The contract was signed by the owner Israel. He kept asking about money. Israel made rude comments like "did you know you were going to move today? Make the dogs be quiet. Why didn't you take down the beds?" My dogs were crated out of the way. We were not responsible for taking apart the beds. The questions were rude and unnecessary. I went to my room to take off a mattress pad. Israel ran by, hitting my arm with a lamp. He said I was in his way. I picked up the mattress pad as he lifted the mattress, which hit me against the wall. This hurt my back and knee. I was stunned. I said I'd call the owner. Israel said "to do what?" because he is the owner, which I didn't know. My daughter told him please be careful since I had a knee replacement 2 months ago. We were upset, trying to remain calm. Israel got angry, yelled, and told the men to unload the truck. We asked him not to, just finish the job as stated in the contract. Israel left ALL our belongings, furniture, clothes,pictures, on the sidewalk. My daughter and I couldnt bring everything back in and it was about to rain. Within minutes the truck was gone without another word. Israel said we were "tripping," but we said or did nothing wrong. We only wanted the job done with no issues. I called Helping Hands' office and the receptionist said they never get complaints, but there was nothing she could do. We felt scared of him and defenseless because he was acting irrational. The owner of Helping Hands JAX came a few hours later to bring our items inside. He apologized for his nephew, Israel. I was told Israel was violent with an ex girlfriend that week and many times before. This should make anyone extremely weary of hiring a man who has been hurting a woman then made a scene in a customer's home. AVOID! Unreliable, did not get job done, hurt me with no apology, criminal, and unstable. This man shouldn't be responsible for entering homes or running a business.
My husband and I stayed here with our labrador while we were looking for a home. The staff is extremely attentive and I cannot say enough good things about the owner, Bob. We stayed in a 2 bed, 2 bath. This is a great value for the price, not to mention that they did not charge extra for our pet. Wendy, the apartment manager, decorates each apartment differently and they are done beautifully. We were pleasantly surprised with the amount of space we had. There were a couple of things that needed to be fixed, but they were taking care of within the hour after asking. Thank you to Bob, Wendy, Andrea, and the rest of the staff for making us feel at home while we were in transition. They have truly created a positive atmosphere/community within the Courtyard.
Been here 3 years. I would not recommend this place to anyone until the property management Artcraft Management in Virginia fixes issues that are important, since they took over in Sept everything has changed. We do not have the same quality of life. The women that use to work here quit. Then the two that came on in Sept just quit. Then we have some now don't answer the phones. Care nothing about my privacy rights being broken my one of the maintenance man. Had fecal matter and urine bubbling up in both of my bathrooms tubs. My online request were ignored for 7 hours it took Jaxs Action News and JEA to come out before the two maintenance guys that live here to get s plumber to fix this nasty biohazard problem two neighbors don't even and have not been told how to call or get maintence. Maintenance who shared my name with another person who harrassed me in Facebook is the one who as well told me i was not making maintenance request right. I know how to request and have proof it was recieved by login to my resident portal. We pay 1170 a month it would not matter if we paid 400 a month. We have rights to privacy if our personal information. Civil rights with housing and urban development says so.We as residents have to rights to receive service when a biohazard issue is in your apartment or any emergency per Tenant rights.. We've paid our rent on time since February 2015. Regional Manager called me a liar,over a issue she personally gave,,us a month to month agreement which I saved the email from her. told me i did know what I was talking about. My son took her the email she apogies.. I feel like I been personally violated by her over and over. Artcraft Management in Virginia cares nothing about thier employees who violated Housing laws. Until this place cleans house, respects thier tenants,don't move here. Oh the owner yes owner is good friends with property management so he does not care either..Prior Navy Spouse going to base housing to show the pictures which is in Jaxs Action News, As well they have a contract with Tulsa Welding. Everyone deserve a place to live were it give a what it says.Not a Gated Community gates are not closed have not been since Sept 2016 when they took over, gym equipment old hard to use.pools used by people from everywhere Management has done nothing..if thier employees lie and do things against residents they should be fired this to include Regional she's on the board with the owner good for her.. I have a clean apartment this was my home not anymore they took that away..i have great neighbours I'm blessed with this.. look up crime in this area..we had a shooting well a guy off loaded a 9 mm in the parking lot on July 3rd. Thankfully know one killed. But the people envoled still live here other communities would have terminated them. We have people not in the leases living here.. Our trash every week piles up old furniture dropped off like we are a collection site. this place was built 1971 we have cast iron pipes .This place let's anyone work in them theu cut off our water leave it off for hours cut it in and they don't flush the pipes.health dept and JEA,pipes not being flushed as well being espouse for a couple of days like my building leaves contaiments in our water. I have a water sample my ice had dirt or something red in it. It's okay to be in a old place but fix the issues not cause more. I would not recommend this place to anyone until the owner cares he says he does well respect your Tenants, hire employees that do not break Federal laws . Oh the same person talks about other residents as well previous employees. The previous employees the previous maintenance supervisor where awesome. Still around Jaxs. I'm not mad I'm discussed with what has happen I don't feel comfortable in my own home. raffic coming in off Monument is heavy since the gates closed .We are moving soon my son bought a home out we've been here three years.. the pictures Jaxs Action News I don't lie
Really bad experience hiring a "professional moving company"!.The key word there is professional, which this company is NOT.I started this process by renting a U-Haul and as part of the online checkout procedure I selected a company to assist with the move. I regretfully selected BigCity Moving.I called 3 times prior to the move, no answer. I called the day before, no answer.I was calling to confirm and to see if I needed to get a hand truck/dolly, etcHe texted many hours later and was told that the move was confirmed. They are to arrive by 9AM. I brought all boxes outside while waiting.Finally I get someone on the phone at 10:30, and was told they will arrive "soon".Soon was another hour, they arrived just after 11:30. Before they started I brought them over to my large, heavy and valuable dining room table. Heaviest piece I own.They understood. But fast forward and it was greatly damaged.They brought no equipment with them, Nothing! They got dropped off and asked to drive the uhaul over to the unload spot. I said sure.Fast forward. One guy in the truck backing it into the driveway, the other guy not paying much attention in the driveway. The driver ran over my neighbors mailbox. One of them says to me "you got lucky" as he gingerly placed the mailbox back on a shattered wooden post. Lucky?I prepaid for 3 hours. They went just over which included a 20 minute break they BOTH took after they dropped the table which hit one of the guy's foot. After the move the owner sent me a bill for another hour. Neither worker informed the owner that they damaged my table as well as destroyed the neighbors mailbox.I spoke to the owner one time since when I informed him of these concerns. He text me that he would take care of the mailbox. Then has never responded to me since. Very disappointing and I will never ever recommend this company to anyone.
Shady and dishonest!!!! False advertisement! Hidden charges!!! I called them out on their Facebook page and left a review. They went ahead and deleted it instead of aaddrsssing it. Be aware!!!!! I'm so glad that yp reviews are real and they are not a reflection of fb friends! I'm glad the company doesn't get to keep or delete reviews that on here.
Great company moved us fast and efficiently. Highly recommend this company. Moved my 2 bedroom apartment locally within 2 hours and took no brakes. Great job
Sheila is rude, mean, yells or has a "looks could kill" look on her face if you try and talk to her. She's ONLY nice when trying to get you to rent. The mailboxes don't work, Sheila will get your mail. Advice: get a po box! Federal law states if a landlord receives your mail, they must give it to you when you ask. She'll hold your mail m-f at 4pm, but not after 5pm which is illegal. Even if she's in the office, she won't give it. She'll throw out your mail or send it back if she doesn't like you. We no this after talking to people who mailed us packages and letters from government agencies. We have already reported her to several government agencies including the United States Postal Service. Her Boyfriend , JT abuses and harasses disabled and sells weed. He asked us day one if we wanted to buy weed. We don't do drugs so...um no! They have mice!!!! We caught about 4-5 a DAY! They spray for roaches, but only give you sticky traps to catch mice. She puts disabled with seizures, lung problems, or no mobility on the 4th floor! The elevators go down all the time and the Metal stairwell is rusty and moves if you walk on it. Ceilings leak and Sheila turns off EVERYONE'S water at LEAST 3 times a week. If you turn them in or complain, you are harassed relentlessly by Sheila or her abusive boyfriend named JT who has been kicked of the property once already for choking her out. If you need help, call the owner Robbie at (408) 644-7111 AND the city! We left for safety reasons!
When I first called to get my quote, we settled on the date, but I was never given a time or an actual contract. I was told I would be called the night before to verify everything. No one called, so at 4:45 I called them. I said we were hoping for around 9-10am. I was told that wouldn’t be a problem. They showed up at 1pm. I was quoted on the phone a 3-4 hour loading time, after listing to them EVERYTHING in my house. It took 6 hours, and that was with my husband and I helping. I was also told a 26ft truck was no problem, but still ended up having to rent a uhaul to go pick up the rest of the stuff. Apparently this company should not do quotes over the phone. I've heard this isn't the first time it's happened.Same on the unloading side. The owner confirmed at 12:45pm the day of unloading that he was going to have 2 crews meet up to unload my truck in less than 2 hours and they would be there between 2 and 2:30. They showed up at 6pm, with no call to let me know they weren’t going to be there between 2 and 2:30. The second crew never showed up. My mom, sister, husband, friend and myself were all unloading boxes from the truck by the 3rd hour so they could finish and leave.I had scratches on my wooden furniture, dents in my (brand new house) walls and doors. When I complained about my bad experience on the loading side (on MY facebook page), the owner said he would have to have a certified check because of it, like i wasn't going to pay my bill. VERY insulting considering i never insinuated I wouldn't pay and just stated it was a horrible experience. Then he told his guys to get the check as soon as they arrived, BEFORE the unloaded our stuff. I don't think so! 1st rule of SERVICE industry, you FINISH a job before you get paid. They had to leave our desk in the garage because they were too tired to move it. They did admit it would normally be a quick 15 minute job, but as it was their 3rd move of the day and 9:30 at night, they just couldn't do it. Understandable and I had no problem with that. However the owner said it would require a special team and additional charge. Crazy, considering my little brother and dad will be handling it this weekend and they were the ones that put it upstairs in my first house. I did make sure to provide all the cold water bottles and cold towels that the guys wanted. I also bought them dinner the 1st night and tipped all of them both nights. I would hire the guys directly, but will never go through Big Guy Moving again. Your stuff will get moved, but it may be damaged, and it will happen on their time schedule, not yours.
While becoming a florist doesn't require any formal education, floral designers must know how to care for the plants they use and which ones work best for which season or event. Additionally, a skilled floral arranger must also be familiar with the cultural symbolism behind each flower. For instance, carnations symbolize beauty and pride while daisies represent innocence and purity.
If you plan to give someone a flowering plant as a gift, then a good florist can direct you to the right one. They may also help you choose flowers to convey platonic or romantic love.
Many floral designers provide a host of services to meet customer demand throughout the year.
Most florists, whether they work at a chain or independent flower shop, both online or in a brick-and-mortar store, offer pre-arrangements of flowers. This means the floral designer has a selection of roses, tulips and other popular kinds of blossoms designed in arrangement that customers can simply buy on the spot instead of telling the florist what kind of flower pattern they want.
Have you ever purchased a get-well basket featuring sunflowers or an array of springtime flowers for Mother's Day? If so, you most likely bought a pre-arrangement that the floral designer put together ahead of time.
Buying a pre-arranged bouquet is a great option if you don't know what blooms or plants to purchase but you need flowers for a particular occasion.
Pre-designed arrangements are not original, one-of-a-kind designs, but the upside to buying pre-arrangements is they already come with a fixed price attached. Customers may simply walk in and spend $50 on a Valentine's Day bouquet as opposed to paying the florist a commission for an original design that could fetch a much higher price.
Having both an eye for design as well as good people and customer service skills is a must for any florist. These professionals work with clients to find the best flowers and custom-designed arrangements appropriate for the event or occasion. A commission to create a table piece, wreath or other type of design is typically much more expensive than a pre-arrangement, as it may not be made up of plants the florist already has on hand.
There's always a demand for florists and their creations year-round as people celebrate and commemorate the special moments in their lives. Whether you're getting married or remembering a loved one that just passed, flower arrangements and wreaths are traditional items we all use to help mark the important dates, stages and occasions in our lives.
One type of event most floral designers work on is weddings. Professional florists will collaborate with the bride and groom to formulate a design scheme that complements the event's overall colors and layout. Depending on what the couple wants and can afford, a floral designer may create the bridal bouquet along with streams of flowers for the wedding venue, table arrangements and vases for the reception afterward.
The prices for hiring a florist to do a wedding vary broadly because it not only depends on how many blooming plants you want, but also how widely available the particular flowers are.
More exotic types of blossoms, such as orchids, are pricier than your typical rose. Your bill could also fluctuate depending on how complicated the design is to make and if the flowers you choose are in season or not.
Keeping that in mind, florists are like any other tradesperson - your bill will reflect the materials they used and the time and labor that went into making up the designs.
Some floral designers also charge delivery fees to transport the flowers, vases and other materials to wedding or reception sites. Remember, it's not only the bride that needs flowers. Bridesmaids and the mother of the bride might also carry corsages and the groom and groomsmen sometimes festoon their jackets with boutonnieres. Don't forget about the flower girl, as well.
In all, the average cost to outfit a wedding with flowers is about $700. Some florists advise people to set aside 10 to 15 percent of the ceremony's budget for floral decorations.
Funerals are another major life event we commemorate with flowers. Florists may furnish sympathy flowers for the observance and lay sprays or baskets of plants around the church, synagogue or funeral home to help attendees with the grieving process. Designers also make floral wreaths and crosses to set up at the venue or in the cemetery, as well as special casket arrangements so family and friends may show their respect for the deceased.
Many customers choose traditional roses, lilies and carnations to send to a bereaved family, but florists are also able to personalize arrangements to your liking.
Just like other ceremonies that call for flowers, the price depends on the number of blossoms and what type of plants you want, along with the complexity of the arrangement. A complete funeral floral package that includes sprays along the casket, flower decorations for the venue and flowers for the participants can run from $200 to $800.
Meanwhile, the usual sympathy bouquet or vase runs between $40 and $80.
You might think Valentine's Day would be the busiest day for a florist, but the day of love comes in second place behind Mother's Day. According to a number of studies, people do more online searches for flowers in anticipation of the May holiday than they do for Valentine's Day.
In fact, this day is inextricably linked with flowers, as Congress first issued a Mother's Day proclamation in 1913 asking all federal officials to wear a white carnation to commemorate their mothers.
Many children wish their mothers well on the day by sending a bouquet of carnations, roses, violets or tulips.
Coming in second place as the busiest holiday for florists is Valentine's Day. When Feb. 14 arrives, so do many people looking for arrangements to send to their loved ones. Just like Mother's Day, this holiday is very lucrative for floral designers. Americans typically spend tens of millions of dollars on their significant others every Feb. 14, and flowers, especially long-stemmed red roses, are a popular way to show someone you care.
Valentine's Day goes to show that a gift of fresh-cut flowers never goes out of style. However, it does go up in price - quite a lot, actually. The price of a bouquet of roses usually doubles on Feb. 14 before it goes back down the next business day. Expect to pay up to $100 for red roses from a flower shop on Valentine's Day. Therefore, if you're looking for a deal, it's smart to buy your bouquets a few days ahead of time and keep them in a vase with water so they stay fresh.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah
The holiday season is also one known for festive floral arrangements. Many families look to florists to come up with a Thanksgiving table set piece or a traditional cornucopia featuring plants with autumnal colors and gourds. Many churches and individuals also spring for flowering plants to help usher in Christmastime. Many florists sell living yuletide decorative plants such as ivy, holly, poinsettias, mistletoe and even miniature Christmas trees.
Many flower shops and floral arrangers also design centerpieces especially for the eight nights of Hanukkah. Online and brick-and-mortar florists offer blue and white flowers, usually arranged with candles in between the blossoms.
Easter and Passover
Religious holidays held in spring also keep flower shops busy as they design orders for families, churches and synagogues. Many shoppers are on the lookout for bunches of mixed flowers pre-arranged in bouquets or vases by florists. Lilies, as well as daffodils and tulips, are especially popular around these spring holidays.
Hindu and Buddhist Ceremonies
Flowers, especially the lotus, figure prominently in Hindu and Buddhist religious ceremonies, as well as in these two ancient religions' wedding customs. Many florists provide garlands of flowers to decorate and festoon the functions with.
Remember that it doesn't need to be a holiday to purchase flowers. Floral designers also make commissioned or pre-arranged flowers to take to sick relatives, friends and colleagues recovering at home or in the hospital. Many florists also make designs for newborn babies, too.
While the majority of their work is devoted to making eye-catching and pleasing creations with plants, florists can help you with much more than just finding the right flowers for your next event or party.
In fact, a good floral designer can be a fountain of knowledge. These experts can inform you of the best ways to take care of your plants or how to properly cut the stems of flowers to ensure they last longer in your vase.
The next time you're out buying an arrangement, ask your florist which type of vase to use with which flower and how much water and plant food you should use to prolong the life of your bouquet or potted plant. Even though retail florists don't usually grow the blooms or plants themselves, they do know the best ways to keep your arrangement looking fresh for longer.
Local flower shops or gardening stores used to be the only game in town when it came to selling real or fake floral arrangements until supermarkets and drugstore chains entered the business by offering inexpensive pre-arrangements for holidays and other occasions. However, the number of brick-and-mortar florists is further on the decline as more customers choose to purchase bouquets, wreaths and other greenery online.
Even though one exists in a virtual capacity while the other is located in a physical setting, there aren't too many differences between online and brick-and-mortar flower shops.
Many online stores offer pre-arrangements of flowers you can purchase, as well as the ability to form your own design and decoration.
Online flower shops, in fact, work with wholesale florists near your area to ensure they deliver your order promptly. Since cut flowers don't have a long shelf life, these Internet-based companies essentially take your request and contract it out to a florist in your locale to design it and drop it off at your home or office.
While purchasing flowers online is convenient - you can shop any time of the day without leaving your house - there are a few things the online stores cannot offer patrons. You can't smell the sweet fragrance of tulips or roses in cyberspace and you can't touch the petals or leaves before you buy the plant. Additionally, when you buy a bouquet over the Internet, you're basing your decision on a stock photo of the item instead of the actual one that will arrive at your doorstep.
Not all varieties of roses or violets look the same and an approximation of a flower isn't the same as the specific one you could end up receiving.
This is one advantage physical brick-and-mortar flower shops have over their online competitors. Making the trip to your local florist means you can actually get the chance to stop and smell the roses.