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Time to Reorganize and Refresh!


Isn't January the perfect time to Reorganize and Refresh? If you are in retail, it really is! This January has been no exception for us. This year, right after new years, we did a complete reorganization of our Floral Design area. Not only was it our chance to really do a good cleaning but also look to at our space from a production point of view. We've always had space for 6 designers to work at one time but it was a bit more disjointed than I would have liked. Moving our storage units and flipping the design benches, now all 6 designers can work near each other, sharing flowers, design recipe books and other materials in a more efficient manner. Now the designers are all only steps away from the flower cooler, the sinks and everything else they need to complete their designs quickly.

Did you know that at our Princeton location that we have 2 large coolers - one that measures 12 feet by 15 feet and another that is 12 feet by 9 feet? Having the flowers stored and organize in a logical manner not only gives the customer the freshest, best quality flowers but also allows us to buy in a way that gives them the best pricing possible.

The design and storage area was not the only part of Monday Morning Flowers to get a face lift. Right now we are in the middle of having the retail area completed repainted, new light fixtures have been added and soon there will be new carpet. If you are in the area, come check out our new and improved flower shop!! Last but not least, if you haven't been to our website you need to check out all the new arrangement like this pretty arrangement below. Party Girl is a fun arrangement in bright, hot colors, perfect for any happy occasion, don't you think? Well that's all that's fresh and new and believe me, we're enjoying our new, clean and updated organized space. Let's face it, when next month rolls around and the shop turns back into it's usual zoo, we'll be happy for all the effort put forward now!

Party Girl in Princeton NJ, Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Company
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