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October 2010

Tips & Tricks: How To Organise Your Garage

Tips & Tricks: How To Organise Your Garage

Garages can fast become an area of your home where items just get thrown into simply because there’s no other place for them or they haven’t been organised properly. Sifting through these can be a real time investment purely because you may find bits and pieces that you forgot you even had! Here are some top storage solutions to keep your garage organised and stop it from becoming cluttered. First of all you should divide your items into different sections depending on what you decide to keep, store or throw away which will help reduce the amount of items that you have to find a new home for and act as an incentive to clear out the junk. Adding open or closed shelving to your garage will clear away many items such as small paint tins that get cluttered on […]

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Charity Race Night For A Great Cause

Charity Race Night For A Great Cause

To aid The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign a charity race night was recently held at The Fairfield Halls in Croydon with our Big Yellow Bromley store sponsoring one of the races. The campaign supports the great work of the Royal Marsden which raises money to help the hospital stay at the leading edge of cancer treatment, research and care. The evening was compared by Channel 4’s own racing legend Derek Thompson and featured comedian Kevin Day to help Royal Marsden go that extra mile with the work that they provide for their patients. It was a great night of fun for our members of staff that attended and for everyone involved. Visit The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign for further information on fundraising, making a donation and organising your own events for this amazing cause!

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Did You Know Happy Meals Can Make You Rich?

Did You Know Happy Meals Can Make You Rich?

Did You Know that a collection of McDonald’s memorabilia was sold for a whopping £8,130 last year? The 5,000 items from the fast food chain consisted of toys, posters and Happy Meal boxes and made the owner Luke Underwood a small fortune. Luke was only 11 when the collection was sold in March 2009. The young entrepreneur from South Clifton, Nottinghamshire persuaded his dad to buy the memorabilia dating from 1990-2000 for him for just £250 in 2005. Luke sold it 4 years later after running out of space in his home to store the thousands of McDonald’s promotional items. The collection was thought to be the largest of its kind in the UK and included the only known complete set of the 101 Dalmatians promotional toys, in their original bags. The auction, held by Unique Auctions in March 2009, […]

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At Home’s ‘Save Space’ Series: The Best Zones To Save Space Around The Home

At Home’s ‘Save Space’ Series: The Best Zones To Save Space Around The Home

Welcome to the sixth and final installment of at home’s ‘Get Some Space in Your Life’ series with some great advice from leading personal storage experts Big Yellow Self Storage. This week, we show you how to declutter and ease tensions in the home. We’ve already looked at space saving tips for your home in the living room, space saving solutions to plan the perfect space in the kitchen and the at home team will be bringing you solutions to clear the clutter in relationships by relieving tension in your family dynamic through self storage. A third of Britons claim that clutter is the main source of tension around the home with arguments occurring at least once per week and 2.4 million of us are arguing about it more than once a day. Clutter around the home could be depriving […]

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Win An iPad With Big Yellow Space Savers

Win An iPad With Big Yellow Space Savers

We’ve launched our brand new Facebook game ‘Big Yellow Space Savers’ and every two weeks we’ll be giving away some amazing prizes including an iPad and an Xbox console. To win one of our prizes you’ll have to store as many items as possible in your virtual Big Yellow Self Storage room and by inviting your friends to take part in the game, you’ll be earning points when they store items too! All you have to do is catch falling items from a van before they hit the ground. Once you’ve caught them successfully you’ll be able to store an item from the gallery in your room, with each item giving you points on the leader board. You can personally add one item a day and you can see your friend’s recently added items in your virtual self storage room. […]

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