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
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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 Celebrates New Franchise In Ohio
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Zippy Shell USA is proud to announce the company’s new franchise in Columbus, Ohio. The location is the second Zippy Shell franchise to open in the state of Ohio. Zippy Shell has entered the market with the help of David … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell Opens First Portable Self Storage Service in Manhattan
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Zippy Shell is proud to announce the grand opening of the company’s first franchise location in Manhattan. Zippy Shell is the first portable self-storage operation to break ground in the Manhattan market. “I am thrilled today to celebrate the grand … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell Grows Over 100 Markets Nationwide
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Zippy Shell USA reached a significant milestone in December 2014, with the announcement of 100 markets sold across the United States. In only four years of franchising, the company has sold franchise locations in 28 states and the District of … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell Named One Of The ‘Franchise 500’ by Entrepreneur Magazine for 2015
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The Popular Moving and Portable Storage Company Moves Up 32 Spots Washington D.C., Dec. 22, 2014 — Zippy Shell USA, has been named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Franchise 500” for 2015. This is the third consecutive year … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell USA Las Vegas location is open for business!
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Zippy Shell USA Las Vegas location is open for business! Washington, D.C., November 24, 2014 – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of the company’s newest location, Las Vegas, Nevada. This location will serve the entire Las … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell to support fallen heroes with “Wreaths Across America” this holiday season.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 21, 2014 Zippy Shell to support fallen heroes with “Wreaths Across America” this holiday season. Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is proud to announce that this holiday season the company will support the Wreaths Across … Continue reading →
First South Carolina Franchise location opens for business!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 20, 2014 First South Carolina Franchise location opens for business! Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is excited to announce the company’s first franchise location in the state of South Carolina is officially open for business! … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell USA named to Franchise Times Top 500 Franchise Systems list.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 27, 2014 Zippy Shell USA named to Franchise Times Top 500 Franchise Systems list Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC. is excited to announce the company’s inclusion on the 2014 Franchise Times Top 500 Franchises Systems … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell USA sponsors Powerlifting World Championship
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 23, 2014 Zippy Shell USA sponsors Powerlifting World Championship Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA is proud to announce the company’s sponsorship of the 100% RAW Powerlifting Federation 2014 World Championships. The competition is one of the … Continue reading →
Zippy Shell to open first Nebraska franchise location!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 21, 2014 Zippy Shell to open first Nebraska franchise location! Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC. is proud to announce the sale of the company’s first franchise location in the state of Nebraska. The newest location … Continue reading →