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September 2009

Tips and Tricks: label cables

…When you disassemble electronics, such as computers, stereos or anything that has numerous cords, place small coloured stickers on the cable and the same coloured sticker on the socket it plugs into on the device. This will save you the hassle of trying to figure out what goes where when it comes time to moving out of self storage and reassembling.

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  • 29th September 2009
  • News

Self Storage Guru Does NYC Marathon

Self Storage Guru Does NYC Marathon

Our very own Sharon McCarthy will be tackling the New York City Marathon! The grueling 26 mile marathon that runs through all five boroughs of New York City and sets the scene for our brave runner from our Marketing department. It finishes in Central Park where she will be cheered on by huge inspiring crowds and close family. Sharon, no stranger to long distance running, will be taking part in her very first full marathon and will be raising much needed funds for Cancer Research. If you fancy sponsoring Sharon and this amazing cause please visit runningsponsorme.org/sharonmccarthy1 any donation, however small would be warmly received. Good Luck Sharon, we hope your training is going well, and we will be thinking of you on the 1st of November!

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Did You Know: Camel humps

Did You Know: Camel humps

…that most people believe that a camel’s hump stores water, but instead holds fat? The camel uses it as nourishment when food is scarce. If a camel uses the fat inside the hump, the hump will become limp and droop down. With proper food and rest the hump will return to normal. The hump is not used for water storage, but camels can go for long periods of time without water. They drink large amounts of water – up to 20 gallons at a time. This water is stored in the animal’s bloodstream. You might think that self-storage is all about moving house, but that’s far from the case. Looks can be deceiving as what’s often considered to be fact is sometimes not the case at all – from specialist wine cellars to flexible office space, there’s a world of […]

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Tips and Tricks: Make a Floor Plan

… Inside of your self storage unit, make sure you use pallets, 2 x 4’s, plywood or anything that will keep your items off the floor. Create a floor plan to decide how you’ll arrange your items, maximising space to its full potential. A good plan will save you the time of having to rearrange your unit while moving in. Leave an aisle in the center of your unit so that you have a walk way to the back of the unit. Use freestanding shelves to help organise your unit. Be sure to store frequently used items at the front of the unit to avoid having to search for hours through different boxes.

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Did You Know: Wine Storage

Did You Know: Wine Storage

…that wine storage is essential to the success of any collection? If you enjoy collecting fine wines then storage options are a top priority. Consistency is the most important aspect of this, as temperature needs to remain at a constant 50-60 degrees. There should also be plenty of ventilation of the area and this wine storage should be far away from the main area of the house. You do not want to have your wine collection suffering due to too much vibration and you need to keep any source of light to a minimum. If you plan to store 5000 bottles of wine or more you might consider either renting space or building a wine room, speak to us about our temperature controlled self-storage units today.

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  • 21st September 2009
  • News

Big Yellow teams up with the Quins

Big Yellow teams up with the Quins

We have teamed up with the Harlequins to become the club’s official supplier of storage in the forthcoming 2009/2010 season. Big Yellow Self Storage’s new Twickenham branch is conveniently just 200 yards from the Twickenham Stoop Stadium. The Harlequins appreciate Big Yellow Self Storage’s flexible approach to storage that allows customers to use the space for as long or as short as required. Harlequins CEO Mark Evans comments: “We are delighted that Big Yellow Self Storage has become an official supplier to Harlequins. They are a large growing brand and now have a local branch just a stone’s throw away from our stadium by the A316 roundabout. This will be very useful not only for the club, but for many of our supporters. We look forward to a productive partnership with them over the coming season.” With the Stadium so […]

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Welcome to our Wine Blog!

I’m Matt, the wine manager at ‘The Wine Cellars’ located in Big Yellow Self Storage’s Fulham branch. I’ve worked in the wine Industry for the past 8 years and have a passion for wines from all over the world, a passion that I hope to share with you! We’ll be publishing news, events and tasting notes from the world of wine here, with an extra special focus on premium fine wines and those that deserve to be treated with the upmost care and respect! We have some of the world’s finest wines stored in our cellars and we are dedicated to making sure that they are kept in perfect condition. Like you, we want your wine to taste the best it possibly can, no matter how long it is stored with us for. Wine lovers stay tuned! Matt

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  • 18th September 2009
  • News

Big Yellow Self Storage on MTV!

Big Yellow Self Storage boxes are not just great for storing things in, they are also make a fantastic prop for music videos as shown in the music video for Kyla’s brand new Funky House track, Daydreaming. We’re very excited about featuring in Kyla’s video, and love her new song that is out on the 21st of September. In the video, directed by Jak FrSH, Kyla is making a cup of tea and chilling out in her flat on a Sunday afternoon surrounded by Big Yellow Self Storage boxes. You may have seen the video on MTV Dance, and be familiar with some of Kyla’s previous singles, including the floor filler ‘Do You Mind’ which came out in January of this year. So thanks very much to The Digital Holdings & FrSH Entertainment video producers for choosing our boxes! If […]

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Tips and Tricks: Storing Clothes

…Cupboards are generally bulky and take up a lot of room, so organise your unit so that you can place linen and other clothes within them for extra self storage. Otherwise, clothing should be stored in wardrobe boxes, on hangers, to retain their original shapes. Keep out of season clothes accessible, as you may need to store your clothing for longer than anticipated. Finally, place some moth balls inside the boxes where you store your clothes to prevent any damage

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Did You Know: Storage Disks

Did You Know: Storage Disks

…that IBM introduced the great-great-great grandfather of today’s storage disks in 1956? It was the size of a refrigerator, and stored a total of 4.4 megabytes on 50 double-sided, two-foot-diameter disks. The disk had a density of 2,000 bits of data per square inch and cost around a whopping £7,000,000 per gigabyte. In comparison, today’s laptop drives are typically 2.5 inches thick, are a size of a deck of cards, and can store up to 160 gigabytes – the price of which is less than 50p per gigabyte. Our self-storage is equally as space efficient and cost effective, which you can secure for just a £10 deposit and use for a week, a month or as long as you need.

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