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January 2011

Tips & Tricks: Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions for Longer

Tips & Tricks: Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions for Longer

One resolution that is often made at the beginning of each year is to exercise more and get in shape, but this rarely lasts beyond January. Here are some top tips and tricks to keep your New Year’s Resolution going throughout the rest of the year. Before you purchase any fitness equipment, look around your home for possible areas where it can be stored. You may need to rearrange furniture or even get rid of some to make sure it will all fit. Don’t forget about the extra space you will need that isn’t obvious at first glance, as some equipment will fold out onto the floor. Once you have an idea of the space available you can make a selection of possible equipment to have in your home. You can still maintain your resolution of getting fit in the […]

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  • 26th January 2011
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New Eco-Friendly Store in Camberley

We’re very proud to announce that we’ve opened a brand new state of the art store in Camberley, Surrey on 24th January 2011. The new store maintains the high standards of energy-efficiency set by our other stores and is bordered by landscaping and a pedestrian cycle lane. As well as creating several permanent new jobs in the Surrey Heath area, the new store features a number of eco-friendly elements. The additions include solar panels and energy efficient lighting, which are set to be rolled out across other stores as part of our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint in the future. The area has been regenerated thanks to the bio-diverse landscaping and work to make sure that the local cycle lane continues around its perimeter. The store has been rated ‘A’ for Energy Performance with just 3% of the store […]

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5 Ways To Cut Down On Your Possessions

5 Ways To Cut Down On Your Possessions

Most homeowners will admit they own too many possessions, many of which stay hidden at the back of cupboards and never – or very rarely – see the light of day. Yet unless you take action to rid yourself of these non-essentials, you’ll have to move them to your property. If you own a lot of items, this can be no mean feat. Everything needs to be packed up and transported carefully, and the less you own, the easier this is. Not to mention, removals quotes are based on volume, so the more you transport the more you’ll pay. At a time when money is often tight, saving those extra pounds on transport costs can really benefit your budget as you settle down in your new home. Many people balk at the idea of getting rid of their possessions, but […]

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Did You Know You Can Burn Calories While Decluttering?

Did You Know You Can Burn Calories While Decluttering?

Did you know you could burn calories by doing housework and de-cluttering? In an hours cleaning you could burn 500 calories. Polishing, dusting, mopping and sweeping are all great workouts for your arms. Planning your housework so it involves running up and down the stairs can also give you a good aerobic workout. Instead of using spray polish try using a wax. This is because you will need to rub it much harder and requires more effort to create a shine. Bending and stretching when you make the bed, wash windows or do the laundry are all good for your flexibility. You can create an even better workout by doing more challenging chores around the home such as decorating and moving furniture. Doing your housework in one burst could produce the same results as going to a gym without the […]

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  • 20th January 2011
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Customer Review Winners!

Big Yellow customers are invited by email to enter a review of our service on our website. Customers award stars out of five in the following categories: overall rating; convenience of the location; quality of the store environment; and store security features. The remaining categories include access arrangements, attitude of our staff, value for money and whether they recommend to a friend. All submissions are entered into a prize draw to win a £15 Marks & Spencer voucher. On a quarterly basis 100 winners are selected at random by an independent supervisor. Here are the latest voucher winners from September to November 2010: Aimee Butcher Alan Patman Alistair Douglas Amanda Akehurst Amanda Steel Amy Webster Angie Swift Anna Barwick Anna Kropelnicki Ansobe Smal Barbara Kadziela Callum Mitchell Catherine Passmore Chris Flood Clare Marriott Corrina Kennedy David Radwell Denise Channing Donna […]

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Getting Organised and Planning Effectively in the New Year

Getting Organised and Planning Effectively in the New Year

With a busy lifestyle, keeping your home clutter-free can often fall to the bottom in the list of priorities after work, chores and being with your family. But before you know it, rooms start getting filled with clutter and you’re struggling to know where to start. Starting the New Year with a new routine and planning effectively will soon help you remove clutter and restore order in your home. Making a plan is the first task that needs to be prepared. You should decide how many hours you want to spend de-cluttering your home each day or how many hours per week you will aim to achieve. Each job can be broken down so that it doesn’t appear too big but shouldn’t be avoided. Setting goals can help you decide exactly what needs to be done around your home. You […]

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Did You Know There Are Millions Spent On Unwanted Christmas Gifts?

Did You Know There Are Millions Spent On Unwanted Christmas Gifts?

Did you know there is over £650 Million spent on wasted Christmas gifts each year? The huge amount spent each year is rising at a record rate in the UK. Many purchases are made because of last-minute panic buying especially this year as the poor weather conditions disrupted Christmas deliveries. A third of Brits end up keeping unwanted gifts, leaving them to take up free space and never be used. A rising number of people are selling their unwanted items online or reusing them as presents to give to others – while trying to avoid the embarrassing situation of giving it to the same person that bought the gift! If you’ve been given unwanted gifts over Christmas and have nowhere to keep them, visit www.bigyellow.co.uk/personal to see how you can benefit from self storage.

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  • 14th January 2011
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Customer Review Winners!

Big Yellow customers are invited by email to enter a review of our service on our website. They award stars out of five in the following categories: overall rating; convenience of the location; quality of the store environment; and store security features. The remaining categories include access arrangements, attitude of our staff, value for money and whether they recommend to a friend. All submissions are entered into a prize draw to win a £15 Marks & Spencer voucher. On a quarterly basis, 100 winners are selected at random by an independent supervisor. Here is the list of the winners from June to August 2010: Alice Matthews Andy Clifford Ann Tofari Annette Haden Antikhab Hussain Arun Suri Ash Humby Barnaby Griffin Belinda Porter Beth Fenn Carol Ann Etheridge Carol O’Gorman Carolan Bradburn Caroline Prime Caroline Sankey Cecelia Allen Christine Bray Christine […]

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New Year, New Home

New Year, New Home

The New Year brings many resolutions such as starting a diet, finding a new job, decorating the home or deciding to move. Although you don’t have to move to create a new home for yourself as rearranging furniture and decorating can give your living space a fresh feel, if you have decided to move house then it’s important to make sure you’re not under-prepared. If you’re moving or thinking of giving the home a makeover in the New Year you can find inspiration from magazines, websites and our blog to create a fresh look. If you find something you like then you can clip out the articles from magazines or print them off and keep a file of ideas to use for future reference. Painting and decorating a room can dramatically change its appearance, but so can doing something different […]

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Tips & Tricks: Storing New Christmas Gifts

Tips & Tricks: Storing New Christmas Gifts

Christmas maybe over for another year but the gifts that you receive can often take a while to sort and find a place where they can be kept. Here are some top tips for you to find space in your home for new Christmas gifts. A simple idea that quickly cuts down clutter after Christmas is that for every gift you receive, you dispose or store two. For example: if you’re given an item of new clothing, you can take out two items that you no longer wear or are out of season before you place it in your wardrobe. You will be freeing up space in your home as you’re putting away gifts. Whether you decide to recycle, donate or store old items, each new gift will reduce clutter and keep you organised. Children’s rooms can often become cluttered […]

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