While some companies use a storage container as a moving container, Zippy Shell uses a caged interior so customers can tie down their belongings to the walls every three to four inches. This keeps your stuff from shifting during transit. A common problem with moving containers is that the container doors jam when things move around. Zippy Shell doesn’t have that problem because the doors open outward.
In the rare event something comes loose, Zippy Shell uses barn-style doors so you can still open the container.
The only drawback is Zippy Shell has only one container size: 15 x 7 x 7 ft. A smaller 10-foot container is available for some local moves, but the reps we spoke with said Zippy Shell rarely uses the smaller containers, and there’s only a $30–$40 price difference.
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Not every moving container company offers both local and long-distance service, but Zippy Shell does. The downside? It’s available in only about half of the country (28 states), and it’s not easy to get quotes for local moves (we tried several times, and the company’s few local reps were never available).
If your new place isn’t ready when your belongings arrive, Zippy Shell will let you keep your moving containers at one of its warehouses. Storage is included as part of your $159 per month per container rental fee.