Author Archives: Claire O'Connell

About Claire O'Connell

Claire is the Digital Marketing Intern at Zippy Shell. In addition to helping the marketing team, Claire is an undergraduate student at The George Washington School of Business, studying marketing and journalism/mass communication. When she is not in the office or studying, you can find Claire exploring Washington, D.C. or going to a workout class with her friends.

Clever Ideas for Organizing Your Garage

The garage is one of the most used places in your home, but it always turns into a storage locker for excess household items and miscellaneous things. We’ve talked about How to Declutter the Garage, but what comes after your weekend long garage clean out? How do you put all of your belongings back into the garage in an orderly and organized manner?

Luckily, there are a lot of clever storage ideas out there for organizing your garage. I’ve gone through and picked out the best ideas and tips, so you can finally claim back your garage and once and for all put an end to the clutter. Here we go! 

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Clever Ways to Store Jewelry

Is your jewelry cluttered and disorganized? Most people will probably answer yes. We love our jewelry and we are sentimental about our jewelry, but most of us struggle with the task of organizing and storing our favorite pieces.

The Internet (mostly Pinterest) is filled to the brim with different ideas and solutions for storing jewelry, but it can be exhausting to comb through everything that’s out there. To help out, I’ve done the research and picked out the best of the best of clever ways to store your jewelry.

Whether you’re looking for a DIY version, a new chic jewelry box, or an out-of-the-box idea, you will definitely be inspired by what I’ve found. Enjoy!

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Most Profitable Bathroom Renovations for 2015

One of the best home improvement projects you can take on is a bathroom renovation. Bathroom renovations, large and small, can not only increase your love for your home, but they can also have a large return on investment for the home owner.

Bathroom renovations are among the top renovations that yield the best return on investment with an average return of 62%. Another reason bathroom renovations are great for adding value to your home is that renovations both large and small yield a great return. According to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report, a bathroom renovation of $16,724 will recoup 70% of the investment and a more extensive $54,115 renovation job has a return of 59.8%.

When it’s time to sell your home, you’ll be glad that you did a smart renovation by adding value to your home.

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The Best Towns to Buy Antiques

Antiques are the perfect way to decorate your home with items that are truly unique, regardless of what your personal style might be. When you look in the right places, you can even score a bargain.

Who doesn’t love going on an antique adventure? The United States has so much history and artifacts that represent that time, so it’s always a treat to find a hidden treasure to add to the collection. What’s interesting is that every state seems to have its own unique collection of artifacts, so why stop at your state!

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An Inside View of the Voice Behind Zippy Shell, Meet Arnetia Curtis.

Interview by Claire O’Connell

“Sometimes it’s hard to know that we’re good at something, until we actually try it.”

This saying goes especially well for the Head of Customer Service, Arnetia Curtis. It’s hard to believe that the first point of contact for our customers would have once considered herself a shy person. After landing her first job in sales, she slowly began to realize that it was surprisingly easy to talk and even relate to the customers she was helping. Arnetia has worked at Zippy Shell for 3 years and continues to grow in her role at the company.

Let’s take a closer look at what Arnetia is up to these days….

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