Now that summer is coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about packing up your outdoor furniture. Here are a few actions you should take before stowing away your furniture.
Make sure your items are not covered in any dirt or debris from outside. Don’t forget to check around for any bugs who may have found a new home in your stuff. Make sure to clean off your grill after its final use of the season so that when next summer comes around there isn’t old food stuck to the grill.
You may need to drain out rainwater from some of your pieces of furniture. Also make sure to empty out all the sand in sandboxes and charcoal from grills. Lastly, drain the remaining gas from your lawnmower leaf blowers and more to prevent leakage during storage.
Disassemble and package
Carefully disassemble your furniture without causing any damage. Keep everything together for each individual item. Put all loose pieces that belong to an item in a labeled bag and/or tape or secure this bag to the item.
Moving and storing
Whether you are moving your items to a new location, or want to store them at your house, call Zippy Shell. We can store your outdoor furniture in one of our portable storage containers right at the convenience of your home or we can store your items at our climate-controlled storage facility.
A customer in the Piedmont Triad area needed storage in between home closings. Once they moved out of their home, they needed storage space for the period they were transitioning to their new home. Luckily, Zippy Shell was able to deliver two portable storage containers right to the customer’s home. Our moving and storage professionals loaded up the shells and brought them back to our climate-controlled storage facility.
Once the customer had moved into their new home, Zippy Shell safely delivered their storage units! The shells were unloaded in less than 2 hours and the customer was pleased we had the ability to pick them up the same day. This efficiency allowed the customer to make a smooth transition into their new home.
If you are moving to a new home, have Zippy Shell help you do it. We can help store and transport your belongings at your convenience. Get a quote here today!
Save money and energy by limiting your water consumption, all while helping out the environment!
Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth.
It may not seem like a long period of time for the water to be running while brushing your teeth, but if you continue to have it running every time you brush your teeth, this adds up to a lot of wasted water.
Defrost your frozen items by moving them into your fridge or let them sit out for a couple hours to naturally defrost instead of running them under water.
Don’t use your toilet as a trashcan
It can be tempting sometimes to just throw your trash into the toilet and flush it. This is a huge waste of water as well as unsafe for where the trash will end up after being flushed.
Limit your shower time
Every once in a while everyone needs a long relaxing shower, but often try to limit the time you spend in the shower.
Reuse leftover drinking water
Instead of dumping out the last little bit of water left in your cups after a meal, put all of the water into a pitcher. Use this leftover water to water your plants or boil it next time you are cooking.
Use your dishwasher when you can
If you don’t have to hand-wash your dishes, don’t. Dishwashers use significantly less water by washing multiple dishes at once.
Instead of using your garbage disposal, try composting your trash. This limits the water used to flush your food down the drain.
Strategically time when you water your lawn
Try to water your lawn when it is cooler outside, so in the morning or evening. This will prevent water loss due to evaporation. Also, don’t water your lawn when it is windy out so you don’t lose water from it being blown away.
A customer in the Piedmont Triad area was in need of storage space. They were looking for extra storage that they could keep at their house to have easy access to the items they needed stored. Luckily, Zippy Shell was able to provide a portable storage unit for them right at their home. Our moving and storage professionals delivered the unit straight to their driveway. Per their request, Zippy Shell easily maneuvered the unit into their backyard to be stored there. The customer gained the perfect amount of storage space they needed without having the burden of taking up an entire space in their garage.
Zippy Shell’s portable storage units and onsite storage containers are perfect to serve any of your storage needs! If you are looking for some extra storage space today, check us out for a quote here!
Moving into the Atlanta area? You need to try out some of these activities to get to know your city a little better!
Atlanta Braves Game
Everyone can enjoy a baseball game with friends or family. Go watch a game to support your new home team!
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Learn about all the different aspects of history including dinosaurs, cultures, hands-on science adventures and more!
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park
Learn all about the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and his leadership in the civil rights movement.
Enjoy a nice walk through a forest while staying within your city. Sightsee, get some exercise, take your dog to the dog park, get local produce at the farmer’s market and more!
Six Flags Over Georgia
Channel your inner adventurer with dozens of rides including roller coasters, water rides, and rides for the kids too!
The Shops Buckhead Atlanta
Shop at over 60 designer stores and boutiques for all the latest new trends.
Visit for activities such as learning about the animals and their conservation efforts, zoo yoga, treetop climbing trails, and more!
Check out all the fun festivities Atlanta has to offer at night. This includes restaurants, bars, concerts, and so much more.