Zippy Shell puts a speedy twist on storage. Instead of customers hauling items to storage facilities, they bring mobile containers to the customer. Once customers fill them, they pick up the container and whisk it away to their climate-controlled self-storage facilities. Any time the customer would like the container returned, they need only call. Zippy is also available for moving, transferring packed shells from old abodes to new habitats.
The closet connoisseurs at Perfection Closets help keep bedrooms, garages, home offices, and pantries well-ordered via an array of organizational materials and accessories. A free in-home consultation provides clients with a 3-D rendering of proposed closet designs and an estimate that includes the potential costs of design, materials, fabrication, delivery, and installation. Clients can store garments on shelving units 14 inches deep in a 6-foot-wide reach-in closet ($500) or hang their collection of Scooby-Doo costumes in a standard 6'x7' walk-in closet with 11.75-inch-deep hanging units and 14-inch deep shelves ($1,200). Feel free to stop by Perfection Closets' Niles showroom and peruse the vast display of organizational choices and materials, including eco-friendly melamine in a variety of colors to complement rooms and pledge allegiance to your favorite Power Ranger.
Chaos to Order's team of tidiers helps clients reclaim personal space by organizing cluttered homes and offices. A neatness ninja leads the three-hour session, taking an initial assessment, outlining goals, and formulating a customized attack on unruly areas. Corralling closets and making shelves shipshape, they advise clients on optimal use of storage space and how to best arrange a collection of WKRP in Cincinnati figurines. A next day follow-up checks on progress, recommends supplies, and applauds disposal of bales of junk mail.
By suggesting simple ways to improve energy efficiency at home, Euro-Tech's level-one residential-energy audit can shave up to 30% off bloated energy bills. During an audit, a well-trained energy doctor will examine the amount of energy a home consumes versus the cost of that energy. Then, within one week, auditors will reveal their recommendations in 15- to 25-page reports stuffed with suggested energy-saving stratagems, such as using energy-efficient light bulbs, caulking or replacing windows, adding attic insulation, or handcuffing radiators so their heat waves can't escape.
Scattered across nine states, Mini U Storage's secure facilities make frequent cameos on the reality TV show Storage Wars. At each location, rows of storage units in a vast range of sizes house personal goods, business items, and vehicles. Specialty climate-controlled units can help preserve sensitive heirlooms or souvenirs from historic snowball fights. The Mini U Storage staff further assists clients in the moving process by offering complimentary rental trucks, along with boxes, moving supplies, and locks for purchase.
Throughout nearly two decades of collecting and reselling beads, owner Charlene Steele has gathered more than one million types of baubles including Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, and Miyuki seed beads and Delica beads. In addition to a variety of beads and jewelry components from Czech glass buttons to crystal pendants, customers can drape themselves in the shop's finished jewelry. To learn techniques for making their own treasures, patrons can attend beginner to advanced classes, in which knowledgeable instructors teach students how to wire wrap a stone or preserve a small photo or dried flower in a resin pendant. The shop hosts private parties for kids and adults alike.