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So it’s time for a change and you’ve decided that the luxurious beach lifestyle of Jacksonville is just the change you need. All My Sons Jacksonville knows that choosing the right home can be the tricky part, but decorating your new home shouldn’t have to be. This year’s trends are not all glitz and glamour. New home fads are geared to spare maintenance and energy use, and deliver information faster. Your local Jacksonville movers have prepared a list of the latest housing trends that you should consider after moving to Jacksonville.
• Smart Gadgets
From smart-home security cameras that use facial-recognition technology to alert you when your family members are home, to duel washer and dryers that are connected to WI-FI so you can wash your clothes from across town, these smart home gadgets are gaining much popularity in the housing trends. The vision of the future as illustrated by The Jetsons, is not far off.
• Open Spaces
Jacksonville moving companies have been noticing that open floor plans are increasingly becoming the new fad. After the kitchen became the home’s hub, the next step was to remove all walls for a greater sense of togetherness. The result is a beautiful open space, and by adding floor to ceiling windows, you can add more light to make the space look even bigger.
• Charging Stations
With our phones and tablets being like our lifeline this day in age, and electronic devices shrinking, large desks with charging devices are becoming more necessary. Home owners need a space for charging devices, and popular locations are the corner of a kitchen or the entrance of the garage. Jacksonville movers have been finding In some new home floor plans that a nook is set aside on a landing space that everyone passes daily.
• Free Standing Tubs
Popular during the Victorian-era, this old-style bathtub is making a comeback. These tubs complement other bathroom trends like open wall niches and single wash basins. The look of free standing tubs have become very classy and extremely beautiful.

Once your Jacksonville movers from All My Sons have settled you into your new home and have finished unpacking your belongings, use some simple decorating tips for incorporating these popular home trends into your new place.

There have been major misunderstandings on the road between cyclists and motorists in the Jacksonville area, all which could lead to dangerous situations. If you are moving to Jacksonville, then you will be happy to know that city officials are discussing changing the wording on traffic signs to make it easier for cars and bikes to safely interact, making the commute much safer for everyone.
According to Professor George Hess at North Carolina State University, the signs that say “Share the Road”, are confusing and are very common. “There seems to be a prevailing notion that bicyclists have to get out of the way, they’re not allowed to be in the lane. And that makes everybody feel unsafe,” he says. A study found that people were more likely to notice a cyclist if they saw the words “Bicycles May Use Full Lane” instead of “Share the Road”.
Jacksonville movers agree that departments of transportation should reconsider the use of the words “Share the Road” and find clearer alternatives. Commuting by bike is also the single biggest environmental initiative that most people could make, because clearly bikes do not produce greenhouse gas emissions and can reduce traffic. So, commuters who travel via bicycle should be a top priority when it comes to street signs that involve their safety.
A safer commute for your family is one of the many reasons why moving to Jacksonville has become so popular. The safety and health conditions of the people is at the upmost importance for Jacksonville officials, making Jacksonville communities and neighborhoods safer for cycling commuters who are aiming to reduce their carbon footprint.

Marie McClellan is owner and Chef to Jacksonville’s new restaurant The Impeccable Plate. Jacksonville movers are raving about this tasty and healthy alternative to fast food that offers fresh ingredients and colorful meals.
Originally from Haiti, McClellan had always eaten rice and beans and did not know about certain food groups. She explained that when she moved to the United States she had her fill of junk food. “I never had a donut before I moved here,” she said. McClellan said that she was gaining five pounds a year when she was first in the U.S. and she didn’t think it was a big deal until a friend asked “How will you like yourself in 10 years if you keep gaining five pounds a year?”
This prompted McClellan to make a life change. She began cooking her own healthy foods and food for others. She would serve on the River of Life meals ministry and hospitality team, and cook for the churches and any special guests. This was a huge opportunity for her to showcase her recipes, and when someone asked her, “why don’t you open up a restaurant”, a light switch clicked – and that light switch is one that Jacksonville moving companies are thrilled about.

McClellan added more and more meals to her recipe list and eventually opened The Impeccable Plate. She tries to incorporate fresh ingredients and herbs, with great spices that will have veggie-haters change their minds about healthy eating.
If you are looking for a great healthy meal after moving to Jacksonville, check out The Impeccable Plate and you might just find your local movers there, too!
Like McClellan says, “Life changes begin after you step out of your comfort zone.”

As gas prices continue on a downward spiral in Jacksonville, many gas stations are advertising $1.95 for gas and a lot of residents and moving companies are filling up their cars, trucks, and even gas cans. The average price for regular gas fell five cents to $2.07 earlier this month, according to AAA. That’s 24 cents lower than last month and has Jacksonville movers excited for the extra savings.
Many Jacksonville gas stations are well below the $2.07 amount and are listing their stations at lower prices. Gas Buddy.com stated that a vast amount of gas stations are charging $1.95, mainly the gas stations that are located on the Southside of Atlantic and Beach boulevards. The lower-priced stations on the Westside were $1.97 and $1.98 at Race Trac on University Boulevard, BJ’s on Philips Highway, and Safer Discount Beverage on Lem Turner Boulevard. Race Trac and Murphy Express on Beach Boulevard had gas prices at $1.99.
Although the majority of gas stations are featuring costs under $2, some stations near the airport continue to charge $2.29, so if you are moving to Jacksonville you should stray away from the airport in order to fill your tank.
According to AAA, prices are usually at their lowest in the fall and winter because fewer Americans are driving long distances and demand drops. Oil prices are still dropping, which is good news for those who are moving to Jacksonville, as the fuel charge from your Jacksonville movers should be much lower.
Jacksonville movers and those who hope to move to Jacksonville, hope to continue on this path but for now can breathe easy knowing that when they get to the pump, it won’t break the bank.


Zoos across the nation are howling and chirping about the recent news that TripAdvisor has released its list of the Top 25 Zoos in the United States. When it comes to moving, there is no better place to take your youngest children other than the local zoo. The local zoo is not only a place where they can view exotic animals, but they can learn and let their minds take a break from the fact that they are moving. In fact, after a long relocation to a new city or state, chances are that the entire family would enjoy a relaxing trip to the zoo. If you are moving to Jacksonville, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens made the top 25 list, making it one of the very best zoos in the United States!

TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice list is comprised of the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings from users who visit zoos in the nation and leave their evaluation of their experience based on their personal visit. Over the past year, TripAdvisor has been gathering reviews and ratings from users in order to create their 2015 list.

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens also ranked at the third “top thing to do in Jacksonville,” and local Jacksonville movers would have to agree. With more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 species of plants, Jacksonville has one of the most diverse zoos. After you finish moving to Jacksonville, take a trip to the zoo Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends.

Ranking just below the zoo on TripAdvisor for things to do in the city is the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.

A major climate change feat was taken on by President Obama the beginning of this month – resulting in cutting down carbon pollution from power plants across the United States. The passing of a set of environmental regulations that would force heavy changes on coal-reliant utility plants across the U.S. was both cheered and ridiculed. Of course, those cheering were environmentalists, and those doing the ridicule were those who are linked to the power industry.

Jacksonville moving companies were glad to hear that The Clean Power Plan will reduce carbon emissions by 32% and will hit the city of Jacksonville at JEA. JEA is the 8th largest community-owned electric utility plant and provider of water and sewer utilities in North Florida. JEA serves over 400,000 residents and will be facing pressure from the carbon-reduction goals, since the plant is heavily reliant on coal-fire power. Jacksonville movers hope that The Clean Power Plan will force the city to leave a smaller carbon footprint, drawing more residents in and allowing JEA to see the benefits from an increase in residents as well.

Despite the pressure, environmentally aware JEA is not lashing back. Their response was rather hopeful, “The (Clean Power Plan) is a complex rule, and as yet we do not know the full financial impact, the real challenge is to bring our community and state together to understand the rule so that we can attain a reasonable balance between the environmental benefits we all want and our ability to manage the cost impacts — as a utility, a community and as individual customers — in a reasonable and appropriate way.”

The JEA also mentioned that they have already started to review the plan, which is over 1,000 pages long, and that they will review, discuss, and interpret how the plan will impact the state of Florida. If you are moving to Jacksonville, you can expect to see a change in the cost of your utilities as JEA implements The Clean Power Plan.

If there is one thing that anyone who is moving to Jacksonville is sure to know, it’s that Florida temperatures can be brutally hot. There is nothing worse than when your AC breaks in the middle of the night, and no one is available to fix it – until now!

One of the first pieces of moving advice that a professional Jacksonville mover will give you is to make sure that your AC is on and working on your move-in day. This means calling ahead of time to make sure that the AC is turned on and that your new home is already cool before your family and moving company shows up.

In the event that your AC decides to call it quits at an inconvenient time, local AC contractors in Jacksonville, such as Coastal Heating & Cooling, provide 24/7/365 HVAC services.

Jacksonville moving company All My Sons Moving & Storage wants you and your family to have the most comfortable moving experience possible, and that means having a reliable AC system on moving day. After all of your boxes and furniture are packed up onto an All My Sons moving truck, be sure to call to have your AC and electricity turned on. If there are any issues with your HVAC system, Coastal Heating & Cooling can make it to your new residence no matter what time it is in order to fix the AC for your family and your Jacksonville movers.

Last month, Florida Trend magazine, in conjunction with Best Companies Group, released its seventh annual list of the top places to work in the state of Florida. This year, nine companies out of the list of 100 were located in Jacksonville. Factors that Florida Trend take into consideration when ranking the companies, are leadership, corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment, pay, benefits, and overall engagement.

If you are moving to Jacksonville, there is no better time to do so! Check out Florida Trend’s list of best occupations to hold in the city of Jacksonville.

Best Large Companies in Jacksonville (in order):

  • Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
  • CTI Resource Management Services, Inc.

Best Mid-Size Companies in Jacksonville:

  • iVenture Solutions, Inc.
  • First Florida Credit Union

Best Small Companies in Jacksonville:

  • MatrixOneSource
  • Ennis, Pellum & Associates
  • iMethods
  • Horizon Innovations
  • Jimerson & Cobb, P.A.

If you are moving to Florida and own a business, Jacksonville movers want you to know that as long as you have 15 employees or more, your company can also participate in the survey for Florida Trend and Best Companies Group. Companies with 250 or more employees would be ranked among the “large companies” group, companies with 50-249 employees would be considered midsized, and those with fewer than 50 employees would fall into the “small companies” category.

Earlier this month, the state of Florida passed laws that make 64-ounce growlers legal for distribution. As a result, breweries around town already have their jugs to go!

Distilleries can expect sales to increase in lieu of the new law, since customers can now take home half-gallon jugs of draft beer.

Florida has been one of three states that did not allow half-gallon growlers and limited them to quarts and gallons. As of the first week of July, the law was overturned and local breweries were already armed with cases of new glass growlers to be filled. If you are moving to Jacksonville and love draft and craft beers and local breweries, grab a 64-ounce glass growler and bring it to a local brewery to get filled!

Growler fillings at Intuition Ale Works will cost $10-$20.

Growler fillings at Bold City will cost $7.50-$10.

According to local beer sellers, one thing that the law will help to alleviate is the embarrassment that they face when people come from out of town looking to fill their growler with a local brew, and they have to tell them “no.”

Jacksonville moving companies also want new residents to know that a new local brewery opened last year, called St. Augustine Distillery. The new distillery features two brands: Florida Cane Vodka and New World Gin. With the new law, visitors will be able to take home two bottles of each.

Moving means transferring all of your utilities over to your new home. If you are moving to Jacksonville, or any other city in Florida, Comcast is most likely the company you would switch to. Comcast is the service that most Florida residents have, which comes as no surprise seeing as how they have the largest amount of revenue and provide the largest amount of service out of any cable company.

Jacksonville movers are proud to announce that Comcast has released its South Florida pricing plans for Gigabit Pro. Gigabit Pro is a premium service that Comcast is offering, but at a high price. With Internet speed increasing by 50 percent and reaching speeds of up to 2 gigabits per second, early adopters are running to be the first in line for the service.

If you are moving to Jacksonville and are interested in Gigabit Pro, it will cost you a pretty penny of $159 per month with a three-year contract. A two-year contract will cost you $299.95 per month. As if that was not expensive enough, you will also have to pay an activation fee of $500, which could be waived with special promotions where applicable, but there are installation fees as well.

Comcast spokeswoman Mindy Kramer explained that the pricing comes from the fact that a specially trained technician would have to be sent to the home to survey and then install the professional-grade equipment. Kramer said, “This product is for the most advanced digital households and consumers who want the fastest Internet connection available in the marketplace.”

For more information on Gigabit Pro you can visit xfinity.com/multi-gig.