Keeping a tidy home feels like an impossible task at times, especially if you have kids! Our homes should be our sanctuaries, a place to rest and relax after a hard day. A cluttered home can make relaxing out of the question. It’s time to bring peace back to your North Texas home! Continue reading to discover how to tackle your clutter once and for all.
A Place for Everything
If every item in your home does not
have a designated space, guess what is going to happen? It is going to end up
as clutter. Try giving items that normally turn into clutter an assigned place,
and then adjust as you learn more about what works well and what doesn’t.
Identify Clutter Traps
Kitchen counters, night tables, coffee
tables, entry halls, and bathroom counters can all be a battleground for
endless, visible clutter. Consider using attractive baskets and containers in
these areas to house items you like to have at your fingertips. Just remember
to purge these containers frequently to avoid pile-up.
Purge Again and Again
Don’t take up valuable space and mental
energy with items you no longer use. As you are purging, think about the last
time you really used the item and the emotional reasons you may be hanging on
If your house is extremely cluttered,
it might be easy to get discouraged. Make it a point to deal with a little
clutter every day. Dedicate 15-30 minutes each day to clutter busting with no
distractions. Focus on one area at a time. Set up a box for donations and haul
it away as soon as it is full.
Out of Sight
If you own items that you don’t have
room for, but you want to keep – a mobile storage unit may be the answer you
seek. Pack your extra items in a Zippy Shell and send them off to a secure,
climate-controlled storage center. Then sit back and breathe a sigh of relief
in your clutter free sanctuary of a home!
If you are looking to declutter your home and need some extra storage, give Zippy Shell a call today to see how we can help you!
No matter the temp outside, it’s always a good time to declutter your living spaces, attics and garage, creating more usable areas for entertaining and storage for seasonal items. Zippy Shell of North Texas offers portable storage units that are delivered directly to you and picked up when you are ready. Then, we store them in a climate-controlled facility until you need something.
the best ways to utilize a Zippy Shell portable storage unit is to store all
the winter items you no longer are using, thus making room for summer stuff
that is more useful to us here in Texas.
Storing winter clothes: First, wash your winter clothes,
polish those boots and match up those thick socks. Storing your clothing and
footwear when fresh and clean will help maintain their appearance until late
fall. Second, repair or mend any items that look a little ragged. It’s a great
feeling to pull out your favorite sweater in December and have it look and
smell great! Rather than storing it with that pull, go ahead and mend it now.
Third, pack them properly in plastic storage containers. Your Zippy Shell
portable storage unit has a lot of room for your things and using plastic
containers can maximize that space. Mark each container with a colorful marker
so you’ll know what it contains (shoes, sweaters, workout clothes).
Storing winter coats: Even in North Texas we need heavy
coats sometimes, but they sure take up a lot of space. It’s a great idea to
store them in your Zippy Shell unit, as well. The type of coat makes a big difference
in how you prepare it for storage, but for all coats, what is universal is that
they need to breathe. Zip them up or button them up and lay them flat or hang
them up. Don’t stuff them into plastic storage boxes or fold them.
One of the best ways to preserve your winter clothing is to ensure a cool, dry, dark place for their storage. A Zippy Shell unit is ideal for this purpose. When cold does come our way again, your clothes will be ready! Check Zippy Shell out today to see how we can help you!
Are you feeling as
if your home needs a little deeper cleaning than normal? We at Zippy Shell live
and work in the North Texas community, so we understand the challenges our
environment brings to keeping your home spic and span.
Hack 1 – Clean
ceiling fans without the dust shower: Ceiling fans are an integral part of any
Texas home, thanks to our famous heat! Most of us have dusted the fans only to
find our floors and maybe ourselves covered in a shower of dust. However, if
you take an old pillow case, spray a little furniture polish inside and then
run the pillow case up and down the fan blade, all that gross stuff is trapped.
Hack 2 – Clean
your blinds in a jiffy: Blinds can be a real pain to clean. Use an old sock,
dip it a mixture of water and vinegar and run it over the blind or slats. Pro
tip: If you or a loved one are sensitive to chemicals, this is also a great way
to use less cleaning solutions in the home.
Hack 3 – Make
those stainless-steel appliances shine: Many North Texas homes include
stainless steel appliances. We can certainly see the allure, but we also don’t
like the finger prints that are usually par for the course. Use a little dish
soap and water on a very soft cloth to clean the appliance and then follow with
olive oil or mineral oil to make it shine.
Hack 4 –
Eliminate garbage disposal smell: We’ve heard of using lemons in your garbage
disposal, but recently saw a great idea we wanted to pass along to our North
Texas neighbors – rosemary lemons cubes. Put some chopped citrus peels and
rosemary in each ice cube tray and then fill with white vinegar. Freeze them
and then when you are ready to freshen up the disposal, just pop one in.
As part of the community, the Zippy Shell North Texas location stands ready to help you with all your moving and storage solutions (and a few cleaning hacks, too).
Whether you are getting ready to put your North Texas home on the market or are simply looking for ways to make it look fresh and cheery for spring, now is a great time to tackle a few outside-the-home projects.
Spruce Up the Landscaping with Color Mulch: This is an easy one. Your local big box home store or locally-owned nursery probably is already bursting with fresh annuals and greenery. Take time to update/upgrade your beds or adding a couple of well-placed planters or window boxes. North Texas is blessed with amazing year-round weather. Think about upgrading to some perennials so they come back year after year.
Update Your Mailbox: Often, the mailbox is the last thing we think about, yet it’s one of the first things someone sees! Consider installing a new mailbox or painting the old one so it looks clean and new.
Clean Up: Do you have leaves in your gutters? Visible trashcans? Toys strewn about the lawn? Dirty fencing? Sometimes simply picking up the clutter and trash around the front area can make all the difference. If you have excess toys or outdoor furniture you no longer use, consider storing that until you need it.
Repair It: Easy spruce ups also include repairing or replacing torn window screens, touching up peeling trim around front windows and doors and even replacing bulbs.
Paint It: What about that front door? A fresh new color can take a ho-hum curb appeal house to a wow house! Ask your paint experts about best colors to match your existing exterior and trim colors. Be sure to choose paints that will stand up to the North Texas heat.
You don’t have to break the bank
this spring to update the curb appeal of your home! Just a few simple changes
can make a dramatic difference.
Looking for some extra storage space to clean up the outside of your home? Zippy Shell of North Texas has onsite and portable storage solutions perfect for the job! You can learn more by visiting www.zippyshell.com today!
Portable storage containers are used for all sorts of projects both for families and businesses in Denton County, but when spring rolls around, folks in North Texas get creative. Because these movable units are so easy to use, families find them a preferable option for big storage projects. The biggest benefit is the unit is delivered directly to your location and then you can pack your portable storage unit at your own pace. So easy!
Check out these four ways North Texans are Using Portable Storage:
Home repair: Save what you can. Things happen. Things like flooding, fire, and smoke damage can really turn your world upside down. Portable storage is an ideal way to move undamaged goods out of the way while your home is undergoing repairs.
Spring cleaning: Let’s get rid of the clutter. Spring cleaning can be like an adventure or a treasure hunt. It’s amazing–you’ll find things you’ve been searching for all year. It’s also a fabulous time to purge the mess. Using portable storage containers to sort and store items until you find a place for them is a great option to clear distractions and make your home a happier, cleaner place.
Remodeling: Done with the stress. If you’ve ever done any home remodeling, you know that it can be messy and stressful. And worse, it can sometimes take a really long time. That’s when portable storage can come in handy. You can move your belongings out of the way for safe keeping while you speed up the renovations.
Moving and selling your home: Less is more. Showcasing your home to potential buyers means getting rid of the clutter and other unnecessary items. Portable storage units are a great way to keep your belongings close but place them out of the way while buyers check out your home.
Looking for a storage solution? Zippy Shell of North Texas makes storage easy and affordable. Learn more about our storage solutions by visiting www.zippyshell.com today!
Renovating a home can be
extremely inconvenient and time consuming. While your home is being renovated, you will
not have access to some of the rooms in your house, as well as the furniture in
those rooms. Having to find space to
move your furniture to during a renovation is next to impossible and will make
your home a clutter tornado. Luckily,
Zippy Shell onsite storage solutions help ease the inconvenience by helping you
make renovating your home as hassle-free as possible. We provide the best
access and security to your items you can get, while making it all an affordable
Zippy Shell will deliver an
onsite storage container to your home. We can park where our competitors can’t.
Whether you need us to park in the street, driveway, dirt, or grass there is no
need to worry. Once the container is placed, you are all set to load your items
Texas weather can throw curveballs at you every day, and you want to make sure your items do not face any damage. Our onsite storage containers can guarantee your belongings will be safe and secure. Against all elements, your items are protected. Our onsite storage containers are sealed and weatherproof so you won’t find your items soaked in water. If you are looking for storage in Carrollton, TX, Zippy Shell is here to help! Our onsite and in-facility storage options are the perfect solution for your next home renovation.
A customer in the North Texas area needed extra storage space while they cleaned out their home. After years of clutter piling up they finally decided it was time to get rid of some of their junk. In order to even be able to clean out their rooms, they have to remove big furniture items from multiple rooms as well as desks, tables, and chairs.
In need of a large storage unit, Zippy Shell was able to deliver two onsite storage containers right to the customers home. Our Zippy Shell professionals helped the customer load up everything they needed to be stored. The customer then was able to declutter their entire home thanks to the excess space they had after removing a lot of furniture.
The benefit of the onsite storage containers allowed the customer to access their belongings whenever they needed them without having to drive to a storage facility. The storage containers easily fit onto the customer’s driveway all while staying safe and protected for the entire storage period. Get a quote today for your Zippy Shell storage needs!
Home renovations can be extremely inconvenient and time consuming. During the whole renovation a portion of your home will be completely shut off to you. Not to mention, your renovation might mean that your furniture from the rooms under construction need to be placed in other rooms in your home. This can turn your home into a clutter disaster! Luckily, Zippy Shell onsite storage solutions help ease the inconvenience!
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While you are working on your spring cleaning checklist this season, it’s the perfect opportunity to help give back to those in need. Instead of taking all your clutter directly to the dumpster, donate it instead!
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Zippy Shell has built a name for itself as an industry disruptor in mobile storage and moving, and even more markets across the country are learning how easy these services can be with the right help. Zippy Shell is in the midst of an exciting growth phase.
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