With the temperature
dropping in the Piedmont Triad area, now is the perfect time to give your
garage the organizing attention it deserves. Garage organization presents some
unique challenges. The garage is a place that can house automobiles, tools,
toys, lawn equipment, cleaning supplies, outdoor gear, seasonal decorations and
more. How can you effectively organize all of these different items into one
space? The Piedmont Triad Zippy Shell team is here with tips to help you
reclaim your garage and restore order.
- Remove everything. The
only way to begin a major organizational overhaul is to start with a clear
slate. As you are cleaning out, you can begin the decluttering process by
tossing anything you know at first glance should be in the trash. An empty
garage opens up the possibility to do clean-up, maintenance, and upgrades. This
is the time to sweep the floors, clean up stains, get rid of spiderwebs, add
some extra lighting, and maybe give the floor some love by installing a
protective epoxy floor coating.
- Utilize the walls. Get
the most storage space out of your garage by taking advantage of the available
wall space. Pegboards, cabinets, wire grids, and shelving are all options for
getting your gear up and off the ground.
- Look up. The
ceiling in your garage is also valuable square footage. A garage ceiling is a
perfect place to hang bikes or suspend a hanging platform to place boxes of
seasonal decorations or rarely used outdoor equipment.
- Categorize and group like items. This
will save you frustration down the road when you are searching for a particular
item. Also, use your garage storage in a way that makes sense to you. Make sure
you can get to your most used gear with the least amount of effort.
If you are working on a big reorganization project in your garage or any other area of your home and need temporary storage, the Piedmont Triad Zippy Shell has options! Visit Zippy Shell online or call your local Piedmont Triad location at 336-499-3386 to receive a quote for all your storage needs.
If you are searching for a new home, you have probably envisioned your dream home in your mind over and over. Now is the time to make those dreams a reality! Chances are you will find exactly the home you and your family are looking for in the Piedmont Triad area. This area is a thriving region that features tons of fun things to do including arts, shopping, botanical gardens, breweries.
To follow are a few things to keep in mind
when you are looking for your dream home:
Make sure that you have a solid list of
priorities in order of what is most important to you. The key is knowing which
items on your dream home checklist are negotiable and which are non-negotiable.
Coming up with a list of “must haves” will help narrow down the search.
Do your Research
You may already know what part of the
region you want to live in, but neighborhoods can be very different across the
landscape. To find the perfect community for your family, take some time to
investigate the area online and then take a drive or walk through the different
neighborhoods. Do you like the schools, restaurants, athletic facilities,
emergency services, etc.?
Set a Budget
Before you start looking for homes, it
helps to get pre-approved. You want to buy a dream home that fits into your
financial situation now and in the future. In addition to the price of your
home, you should leave room in your budget for moving expenses, closing costs,
and possible renovations to the home.
Go into the process with the
expectation that you probably won’t find a home with every single item on your
wish list. You can always add your own style to turn your new home into your
dream home. The key is looking past the exterior cosmetic blemishes to the
home’s bones. Look for a well-built home that has the space you need, some
features you love, a layout that serves your lifestyle and a price point that
allows you to make some changes. Stay flexible, be willing to compromise, and
you’ll be sure to find your dream home.
Welcome to the area! The Piedmont Triad Zippy Shell is here to make sure your treasured belongings arrive at your dream home safely and securely.
As your children are settled into the school routine once again for another year in the Piedmont Triad area, it is important to review transportation procedures to ensure safe travels. Whether your children will be walking, riding their bicycles, carpooling, or taking the bus to school, it is important to take proper safety precautions.
The Piedmont Triad area boasts several
residential areas in close enough proximity to neighborhood schools to give
students the option to walk, especially when the weather is nice! Children
usually aren’t ready to start walking to school without an adult until about
fifth grade, or around age 10. With your child, plan a safe route and walk on
the sidewalk when one is available. Watch for cars at every driveway and
intersection and make eye contact with drivers before crossing.
When cycling to school, all riders
should follow the basic rules of the road. This means riding on the right side,
in the same direction as traffic using bike lanes when available. Teach your
children to respect traffic lights and stop signs when riding a bicycle. And
always wear a bicycle helmet, no matter how short or long the ride.
Schools often have very specific
drop-off and pick-up procedures. Make sure everyone knows and practices these
procedures for the safety of all kids. Also, never pass a bus that is actively
loading or unloading children when driving to school.
Riding the Bus
Teach bus riders to maintain a safe
distance from the bus at all times and to always remain visible to the bus
driver. Encourage your children to see the school bus as an extension of the
classroom. Following the same guidelines for behavior on the bus as they do
while at school will increase safety for everyone.
When children are back at school, it
means sharing the road with school busses, car riders, bicycles, and
pedestrians. It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay
attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school.
If you are looking to move
to the Piedmont Triad area with your kiddos soon and need a reliable moving and
storage partner for the job, give us a call at 336-499-3386 or check us out online
What exactly is curb appeal? It is
essentially how appealing your home looks when first viewed from the street,
like a first impression. Of course, we all know first impressions can be nearly
impossible to reverse or undo. Increasing your curb appeal can add thousands of
dollars to the value of your Piedmont Triad home and cut the time it takes to
sell. Even if you don’t plan on selling anytime soon, sprucing up your property
can provide a more positive first and lasting impression!
- The simplest way to boost curb appeal is to have a well-manicured lawn. Set the foundation for great curb appeal with healthy, evenly trimmed, weed-free grass. Next put any dead, dying, or sad-looking plants and shrubbery out of their misery and out of your yard. When bringing in new greenery, mix things up with a variety of plants that will bloom at different times during the season.
- Create an inviting walkway to the door you use as your main entrance. Pavers or stone are extremely popular options for a beautiful walkway. Flank the area with colorful landscaping and incorporate illumination to finish the look.
- Speaking of illumination, entryway lighting is crucial for setting a welcoming mood and providing security. A combination of pathway, landscaping, and entryway lighting is the perfect recipe for perfect curb appeal.
- Add a splash of style to your home with bold, vibrant colors. Go big by painting your front door or front shutters with an exciting color or you can go smaller by adding vibrant accessories like flowers, planters or door decorations. Welcome signs, welcome mats and porch furniture are also a great place to incorporate pops of color.
Inspired yet? Just think of the amazing
feeling you will get each and every time you drive up and realize that
gorgeously maintained Piedmont Triad property is all yours! If you are looking
to make a move to the Piedmont Triad area or need local storage services, give
your local Zippy Shell of the Piedmont Triad a call at 336-499-3386 or visit
to learn more!
your new home is in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, or a surrounding city, your new
Piedmont Triad home is in one of the most family-friendly areas around! Your
children will grow to love this area, but initially moving to a new city or
town can be overwhelming for any child. And while you can’t totally eliminate
the challenge of moving with kids, there are tips that can help ease the
process. Here are our top tips for helping kids transition into your new life.
them something to be excited about. In the midst of saying
goodbye to familiarity, do some research into the Piedmont Triad area to find
events or attractions that will get them excited. There are a variety of family
friendly attractions in this area that are open year round. You should have no
problem finding something for everyone to enjoy at any age.
them in the process whenever possible. Even the littlest task can
make a difference in your child’s feelings towards their new home. Allow them
to help you run a yard sale before packing. Give them markers and stickers to
decorate their moving boxes. Let them help pick out decorations for their new
room or choose where to eat dinner after a day of house hunting.
them space to say goodbye. Before your move, make one last trip
to say goodbye to some of your child’s favorite places. You can also host a
party at your old home as a celebration of the time your family spent there.
Invite all of their closest friends for a special goodbye.
Pack a “moving day” bag for each child. Pack a bag for each child that includes several of their very favorite belongings. Keeping these items close by can provide assurance throughout the move and allow access as soon as you arrive at your new home. You and your family are going to love the Piedmont Triad area! Zippy Shell is here to take the stress out of your move allowing you to focus on your family during this exciting time.
Are you moving in or around
the Piedmont Triad area in North Carolina? Having help from family and friends
during the sorting, packing, and moving processes is a great distraction and
more importantly it makes the work go faster. But how do you thank them for
sacrificing their time and muscles for you? Follow these tips to help show your
loved ones how much you appreciate their help.
often people want to help, but they don’t know how. Not everyone in your life
has the physical ability to help you move a couch up a flight of stairs. Asking
friends and family to help in ways that play to their strengths will be
appreciated! You can ask for assistance in organizing, packing, providing
meals, watching children or pets, bringing supplies, or just providing company
during the long hours you have ahead of you.
- Provide water and snacks for your
helpers. For those that are with you for the long haul on moving
day, make plans to provide them with a meal or even two. The Piedmont Triad
area has delicious food delivery options that can feed your moving crew!
- If you’re moving, chances are you’re purging also. Offer
your helpers first dibs on any items from your donation pile that will not
be making the move with you.
- Once you are settled, throwing a housewarming party
is a great way to thank your friends for all the hard work. Nothing says “thank
you” like yummy food and drinks.
- Return the favor.
Offering to help your family and friends with something in return is one of the
simplest but best ways to show your gratitude.
Make your move easier on yourself and your helpers by using portable storage units from Zippy Shell. You load up your belongings at your convenience, and we will simply move them for you! Contact your local Piedmont Triad Zippy Shell today to get a quote.
Is there any insect more annoying than
a mosquito? And central North Carolina definitely has our share of these
annoying pests! While there are other insects that rank pretty high on the
annoying scale, mosquitoes are infamous for spreading harmful diseases. Meaning
they can leave behind more than just itchy, red bites. Your best defense is to
make your Piedmont Triad yard as inhospitable to them as possible. Don’t let
these pesky pests ruin your summer fun!
Tips to Reduce the
Amount of Mosquitoes in Your Yard
- The number one way to achieve mosquito control is to reduce the amount of standing water on your property. Without water, mosquitoes don’t have anywhere to lay their eggs. Buckets, toys, tarps, watering cans, and other containers that can collect water should be stored indoors or emptied at least twice a week.
- Clean leaves and debris out of roof gutters so that water flows freely and does not attract mosquitoes.
- Fight off these pests with strategically placed fans. Flies and mosquitoes are not strong fliers and do not like moving air. As an added bonus, the breeze tends to dissipate all the body odors and the carbon dioxide that people give off which attracts mosquitoes.
- Place specific plants in your yard to naturally deter mosquitoes. Here are a few to try: lavender, garlic, sage, eucalyptus, mint, basil, citronella, marigolds, and lemon balm.
- Frequently change the water in wading pools, bird baths, and other outdoor water features. Keep swimming pool water treated and circulating.
- If you have a mosquito infestation that persists despite your best efforts, it is always best to call in the professionals. A reputable pest control service can evaluate and treat your yard accordingly.
Use these tips to enjoy a magical Piedmont Triad summer without the risk of bites and potential infections. We live in a fast-growing area and your local Zippy Shell of the Piedmont is here to meet all your moving and storage needs!
One of the best things about Summer is
the longer days giving us what feels like more time to tackle projects. If you
have been wanting to take on a big clean out or full force home organization
project, now is the perfect time. We have the best tips for getting your home
organized at the beginning of the North Carolina Summer, giving yourself time
to relax in a tidy home the remainder of the year!
But first, here some positive reasons
to get cleaned out and organized:
- It makes for an easier to clean your home.
- Everyday life will become less stressful when you know where to find ALL the things.
- You may save money by not shopping for items you already own.
- You will be able to use the space in your home to its full potential.
- An organized home just feels peaceful.
Make a plan
Sometimes with less glamorous projects
such as this, the tendency is to let it fall to the wayside after the initial
excitement wears off. A plan will help you stay the course and see this project
to completion. Think about the work that needs to be done in each room of your
home and make a master list. Remember this list whenever your enthusiasm wanes
and check items off to fuel the feeling of accomplishment!
Commit to a timeline
Look over your plan and realistically
set a start and end date. You can even break your to-do list down into smaller
sections with a deadline set for each. Refer back to the positives listed above
when procrastination rears its ugly head.
Find motivation in a playlist
Create a playlist of fun, upbeat, energy inducing music to play for the sole purpose of cleaning out and getting organized. Figure out the amount of time you have each day to devote to this project and choose the amount of songs needed to cover that time. Crush your organizing plan by playing this list loud and proud during each clean out session. Did you know: Zippy Shell’s portable storage units are perfect for storing items from the home, giving you more space to clean and organize. Check us out today for answers to any questions you may have and a free quote!
The Piedmont-Triad area of North
Carolina is made up of three major cities: Greensboro, High Point and
Winston-Salem. And we understand why you would want to move here! It is a fast
growing, economically thriving area with a wide array of entertainment and
After the initial excitement of making
a move, the emotion that sometimes takes over is stress. Zippy Shell aims to
make your move to the Piedmont-Triad as stress free as possible with the
the inevitable: Let’s make it clear from
the beginning that at some point along your moving journey, you will feel
stressed. Recognize the stress, but don’t let it overwhelm you or deter you
from the tasks at hand.
ahead: There are many steps
involved in the moving process and you need to give yourself adequate time to
devote to each one. The more you leave to the last minute, the more stress
you’ll inevitably feel.
organized: Make a detailed list of
all the tasks you need to complete by the day or the week. Keep all the
important documents required during a move organized and in an easy to access
place. Devise a system for packing and labeling boxes that will make your
belongings easy to find when needed. There is no such thing as too many labels!
You can also consider an inventory list for this task.
for help: Having help from family
and friends during the sorting, packing, and moving processes is a great
distraction and more importantly it makes the work go faster! Also, lean on
your family and friends for emotional support when you feel overwhelmed.
Take care of yourself: We know it feels like the moving process takes over your life, but don’t let your healthy habits suffer. Continue to eat a balanced diet to give yourself energy and make time for an adequate amount of sleep.
Zippy Shell wants to help de-stress your move to the Piedmont-Triad area. We offer affordable and convenient options that will simplify your move. Having someone in your corner who cares about your belongings just as much as you do should definitely cut down on your stress level!
Whether you are moving to the Piedmont
Triad area for the first time or moving to a new location within the area,
either way you have made a very wise decision! In this area, we enjoy great
weather, family friendly activities, a wide array of entertainment and
recreation choices, a thriving economy, and a strong sense of community. What’s
not to love? To make your move as seamless and stress-free as possible,
portable storage units are definitely the way to go.
Here are 4 reasons you should use a
Zippy Shell portable storage unit for your next move:
Convenience: We come to you. Your portable storage unit will arrive in your
driveway or on your street ready to be loaded. You gain the convenience of
packing up your storage unit right from your original destination. Our
innovative design allows for placement in tight spots and at tough angles.
Flexibility: Life happens. Your closing date changes, an inspection causes
delays, your moving helpers reschedule, your new job starts early or later than
expected – any number of things out of your control can cause chaos during a
move. Zippy Shells give you flexibility during that chaos. Delivery dates and
storage dates can all easily be rescheduled when you use a portable storage
Security: While on your property, a block will be placed on your Zippy
Shell hitch that only we can remove to prevent anyone else from taking off with
your valuables. While in storage, your container will be held in a secure,
climate controlled indoor facility.
Simplicity: Leave the driving to us. Leave the storage to us. Leave the stress to us. You have more important things to attend to during a move!
Zippy Shell of the Piedmont Triad area will make your move simple and convenient. This is a fast-growing area and we look forward to meeting your moving needs. Visit www.zippyshell.com today to learn more about the services we offer.