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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know which size storage I need?
At Zippy Shell Moving and Storage DMV you can choose from two shell sizes – 10ft and 15ft. The 10ft storage container can comfortably hold 1-2 furnished rooms of furniture and boxes, while 15ft is enough for 2-3 rooms of furniture and boxes.
Can your crew help me load the shell in front of my home?
Yes, we offer loading and unloading services too. You will not have to worry about fitting your furniture and boxes in, our packers will do it quickly and professionally. Plus, they are the ones who know in which order to pack stuff so that everything remains undamaged during the transport.
Can I rely on you to help me disassemble furniture for easier storage and reassemble it when it’s back at my place?
Yes, our teams are trained to disassemble and reassemble all types of furniture so that you don’t have to deal with that.
Do you offer packing materials too?
Yes, we have all the packing materials you might need for a smooth relocation and safe storage. When you book your move with us or ask us to bring the shell to your place, you should let us know you need packing supplies too and we will bring them!
How can I be sure that my possessions are intact during the transport?
Before the shell is closed and transported wherever you want it to, our team makes sure that your boxes and furniture are properly fitted wrapped and protected from everything that may occur during the transport. Our drivers know their way around, so you can be sure that your belongings will reach the new destination intact.
Once my items are back from storage do you leave them at my doorstep or bring them in?
We make sure that our job is done from the beginning to the end. That is why we will bring your possessions and place them where you want us to.
How does Zippy Shell's portable storage differ from traditional storage units?
Our portable storage in Northern Virginia, offers the ultimate convenience by bringing the storage unit right to your doorstep. Unlike traditional storage units where you have to transport your belongings to the storage facility, our portable storage units are delivered to your location. You can load your items at your own pace, and once done, we'll pick up the unit and store it in our secure facility.
Is it possible to move the portable storage unit to a different location once it's filled?
Yes, one of the advantages of our storage pods in Northern Virginia is the flexibility to move them. Once the unit is filled and securely locked, we can transport it to a different location of your choice, be it another residence or a commercial location.
Do I need a permit to keep a Zippy Shell portable storage unit on my property?
A permit is not required for short-term use of a portable storage unit on your property.
Can I use portable storage during a home renovation?
Absolutely! Our Northern VA pod storage is perfect for home renovations. You can store your furniture and other belongings in the unit to keep them safe and out of the way during the renovation process. Once the renovation is complete, you can easily retrieve your items.