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Five easy fixes to help keep your things safe

Five easy fixes to help keep your things safe

Your bags are packed and you’ve triple checked that you’ve got your passport. The dog’s been taken care of and now all that’s left to do is leave. Before you do, read our five quick and easy tips to ensure you come home to the same house you left behind. The light’s on so someone is home A well lit home is far less likely to be broken into. Illuminate your exterior with motion sensor lighting and consider installing plug socket timers for your lamps in order to give the impression someone is in while you’re away. De-fence Unlike you, burglars won’t just let themselves in through the front door. Most of the time they will try the back. Use fencing to keep out unwanted visitors but don’t stop there, add some trellis to the top. It is more difficult […]

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Big Yellow boxes a-maze children

Big Yellow boxes a-maze children

We’re big supporters of local communities at Big Yellow, offering space, materials, advice and even boxes. Recently, our North Finchley team donated fifty boxes to the Akiva School’s summer fayre and was inspired by what they did with them. The school constructed a maze for the children to enjoy from the extra large Big Yellow boxes. The cardboard attraction managed to raise £477 for the school on the day so it was a great effort all round. Take a look at the maze below.

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Seven reasons to love boxes

Seven reasons to love boxes

In our opinion, boxes are underestimated. They help make space, they keep things safe and help you to stay organised. But there are other things a box can do. Boxes are also fun. Why not let your imagination run wild and create objects and games from those old boxes you’ve got lying around? Here are seven ideas to get you started. Headspace Cardboard Kingdom Thinking space Box car racer Space: the final frontier Space wars Need we say more? Find out how Big Yellow can help put your boxes to use here whether you need them for fun or practical reasons.

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Top tips for summer wine

Top tips for summer wine

The sun’s out and you’ve made it through another week at work. There’s only one thing for it: friends, food and a good time. But before you send the invite or prep the food, quench your thirst with our tips for summer drinking. 1) Add sparkle to your chicken Did you know that sparkling wine has the same palate-cleansing effect as the more traditional choice of BBQ beverage, beer? Not only that, it goes perfectly with chicken. 2) Opposites attract Pair strong BBQ flavours with a sweet rosé to create a balance of flavours. Impress your friends by telling them the wine has been specially selected to neutralise the palette and they’ll go home impressed. We guarantee they’ll use the same line next time they host. 3) Light food, light wine Low alcohol wine is becoming a popular choice with […]

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Gap years aren’t just for students

Gap years aren’t just for students

We all need a little head-space from time to time. In fact, a survey by ABTA – The Travel Association found last year that one in five Brits said that an overseas holiday was a necessity, not a luxury. Well imagine what a whole year out can do for you? Gap years aren’t just for the free-willed students with money to burn. They can be a great way to take time out, reassess or just relax. Who wouldn’t want to beach hop around Thailand or Australia from time to time? Don’t miss out. Take a look at the options you have below. Give back Some people might feel a little guilty about taking time off. If this is you then consider volunteering overseas and give back while you’re getting what you really want. Hands Up Holidays have a range of […]

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Not in your typical English country garden…

Not in your typical English country garden…

At Big Yellow, we’re all about valuing the space you have and where possible making more of it. However, we can’t all boast about having acres to our name and for some of us, finding time to spend in the garden is more valuable than having it in the first place. For those of us who don’t have the space we desire, there is a solution. Add another room to your home and make the most of your outdoor space with a treehouse. We’re not talking the type where you have to crouch to get in and only kids are allowed. These tree houses are for adults. We’ve pulled together a few of our favourites to help inspire you with your own tree top creations. The Birds’ Nest With it’s rough exterior but beautiful decoration, this circular treehouse is one […]

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Say “I do” to storage

Say “I do” to storage

The question’s been popped and the answer’s “Yes”… Now the work begins. Believe it or not most women plan their wedding from the age of 13 before they’ve even met the groom. No matter what style of celebration, ‘the BIG day’ will be the main topic of conversation from the word “yes” to the words “I do”. There is a lot to think about: table settings, flowers, the seating plan, favours, food, who you’re actually going to invite and of course the dress – and that’s just to name a few. Soon, your house becomes the equivalent of a bridal shop and you have no way of escaping ‘wedding world’. Storage can help. Our wardrobe-sized lockers are perfect for storing all those little touches that are going to make the day. Pack up your favours and store away your centerpieces […]

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Five top tips for tackling the bank holiday clear out

What’s the best thing about bank holidays? You’ve got one extra day to tackle that clear out and still have the two days to recover. It’s time to open those curtains, let the sun in and get down to your bank holiday clear out. Here are some top tips to help you get through it. Be realistic You’ve got one day so rather than turn your house upside down, inside out and get it back to normal again, set yourself a realistic goal. What can you achieve in just one day? Work to a deadline and more importantly, stick to it. Prioritise Now that you know you can’t do it all (although you’d probably like to think you can) plan what needs to get done. Is the kitchen driving you crazy? Is that pile of papers in the office stopping […]

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Big Yellow Romford get lively for the Motor Neurones Disease Association.

Big Yellow Romford get lively for the Motor Neurones Disease Association.

Mike from Big Yellow Romford has been showcasing his musical talent in a band formed specifically to raise money for the Motor Neurones Disease Association. “The Lively Boys” are a group of individual musicians that play solo acoustic sets before performing together as a band at each gig. After Mike’s uncle passed away from the disease, the band formed and their first gig was played earlier this month. If you want to help support the guys you can donate at www.justgiving.com/lambo-fitzgerald or you can see them in action on the 30th May at the Essex Arms in Brentwood. We wish all the guys luck and look forward to seeing them play.

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Big Yellow Cardiff Getting in the Go Dad Run Spirit with Olympic Athlete Jamie Baulch

Big Yellow Cardiff Getting in the Go Dad Run Spirit with Olympic Athlete Jamie Baulch

Go Dad Run ambassador and Olympian Jamie Baulch popped in to meet the team at Big Yellow Cardif, earlier this week. Jamie was in town with the Go Dad Run tour bus promoting the forthcoming 5k fun runs in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. Big Yellow Self Storage are supporting the events which are being held in Cardiff, London and Birmingham on the Father’s Day Weekend, June 14th and 15th. Go Dad Run was created by British sporting legend Colin Jackson and are open to any man or boy aged 14 and over who would like to sign up, get sponsored and run, jog or walk around one of three special courses. On Saturday June 14th you can join Colin Jackson and his fellow Olympian Jamie Baulch in Cardiff and on Father’s Day itself, Sunday June 15th, Colin will be […]

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