Home & Real Estate Blog

Welcome to Zippy Shell’s informative blog- where we’ll cover everything you could want to know about home organization and improvements, real estate and moving and storage tips…plus a little extra. Because we know that much about it.


5 Things to Consider when Hiring a Home Builder
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When hiring a homebuilder, you need to ensure you pick someone with the right professional experience for your needs. There are many homebuilders to choose from, and it can be challenging selecting one with the ability to offer quality construction … Continue reading
Don’t Leave Your Home Empty When You Temporarily Relocate
Keeping house safe while temporarily relocating for work
Temporarily relocating for business can be frustrating, especially when you own a house. It would be silly to sell the family home if you’re only going to be away for a few months, but on the other hand leaving your … Continue reading
You’re Gonna Put What into Storage?
Sign stating, "safety first", when it comes to what not to store in self storage
A self storage container gives you the extra room you need to store everything from seasonal decorations to furniture that doesn’t fit.  However, some things are prohibited from storage. Essentially, you shouldn’t store anything that could leak, stain, rot, spill, … Continue reading
4 Tips for Flooring Renovations
Wood floor pieces that will make replacing your floors easy, inexpensive and worth it.
Whether you’re remodeling to improve the functionality of a space, or just to trying to create a new look, flooring is a significant element of the design to consider. It takes time to research flooring styles, choose the right one, … Continue reading
8 Tips to Make Your Room Look Bigger
Examples of how to decorate a small room to make it look bigger
Sometimes you are simply forced to make use of a space that is smaller than ideal. However, gritting your teeth and bearing it are not the only options. You can also take proactive steps toward making the space seem bigger, … Continue reading
School’s Out for Summer: A College Student Moving Out Checklist
Looking over the lease agreement before moving out to see what it says about how to leave the rental.
Move out day has arrived and it’s safe to say you are probably feeling a bit overwhelmed. Don’t fear! ZippyU is here to make moving as easy as possible for college students. We have put together a checklist that you … Continue reading
End Your College Semester Celebrating with this Handy Checklist
College students celebrating the end of the semester by jumping and dancing on the beach
Things to Do Before Leaving Campus The end of the school year is here, which means students have stepped into a whirlwind of things to do. This is a busy time for students because, not only do they have finals … Continue reading
Creative Small Space Ideas for Storage and Design
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Creative Storage Solutions for Small Spaces Moving into a small living space can present a challenge. A little creativity can go a long way when trying to eliminate clutter and still find room for all of your belongings. It helps … Continue reading
The Self Storage Comparison: How Zippy Shell is Better
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Once you understand how Zippy Shell ‘s portable storage container solution works, you’ll see the many advantages over traditional self storage units! First, let’s look at the process for using traditional self storage… You will need to rent or borrow … Continue reading
Freshen Up Your Home with a Spring Renovation Project
Freshen your home's front porch by purchasing new accessories in the spring time, such as this new welcome mat
As we say farewell to winter, our minds turn to spring and what this season will hold. For many, spring signifies the point in time when, just like the trees, they can make a fresh start in life and reinvent … Continue reading

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Zippy Shell USA, LLC announces sale of third Houston location
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 10, 2014 Zippy Shell USA, LLC announces sale of third Houston location Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is elated to announce the sale of the company’s third location in Houston, Texas. This new location … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell USA, LLC announces opening of new Illinois location
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 8, 2014 Zippy Shell USA, LLC announces opening of new Illinois location Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is pleased to announce that the newest franchise location in Illinois, Zippy Shell of Will County, is … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell Opens New West Los Angeles Location!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 7, 2014 Zippy Shell Opens New West Los Angeles Location! Washington, DC- Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today the newest franchise location in the state of California is officially open for business. Zippy Shell of West … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell USA Opens Fifth California Location!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 24, 2014 Zippy Shell USA Opens Fifth California Location! Washington, DC- Zippy Shell USA announced today that the company’s newest franchise location in the state of California is officially open for business. Zippy Shell of Sacramento … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell headed to the Bayou State
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 16, 2014 Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA, LLC is pleased to announce the sale of the company’s first location in Louisiana. Zippy Shell of Lafayette, under the ownership of Andrew Guillory, will service the greater Lafayette … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell launches new West Chicago location!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 11, 2014 Washington, DC- Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today the opening of the company’s forty-fifth franchise location. Zippy Shell West Chicago will serve the DuPage County market and is under the ownership of Andrew Richardson. … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell launches first Washington location!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 3, 2014 Zippy Shell launches first Washington location! Washington, D.C.- Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today that the company’s first franchise location in the state of Washington is officially open for business. Zippy Shell of Greater … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell launches new Colorado Springs location!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 15, 2014 Zippy Shell launches new Colorado Springs location! Washington, D.C.- Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today, its newest franchise location in Colorado Springs is officially open for business! This news follows the announcement of the … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell USA, LLC announces new Illinois location
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For Immediate Release: May 5, 2014 Zippy Shell USA, LLC announces new Illinois location Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is pleased to announce the sale of the company’s fourth franchise location in the state of Illinois. This new … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell Launches the Zippy U® Program, the Student Storage Brand Extension, across the Country
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 26, 2014 Zippy Shell Launches the Zippy U® Program, the Student Storage Brand Extension, across the Country Washington, DC- Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today the launch of the ZippyU brand program; a student storage brand … Continue reading →