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December 2014

Make the most from your house sale by de-cluttering

If the recent overhaul of the stamp duty land tax has prompted you to think more about moving home in 2015, you will need to ensure your home is tip top to stand out from other properties on the market. One of the best ways to do this is by de-cluttering. Our recent research reveals that not only does clutter deter buyers from making an offer, but homes that appear more spacious are likely to clinch a higher sale price. Two thirds of sellers who de-cluttered before viewings received a higher offer than expected – an impressive £4,811 more, on average.43% of house buyers admit that in hindsight they’ve made a higher offer on a property because it had been de-cluttered and they thought it was bigger. As well as clutter, bug bears that put buyers off making an offer […]

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Room at the inn?

Room at the inn?

Our research has found that 22% of people dread Christmas gatherings due to a lack of space. While Christmas is a time for family, when they descend all at once it is best to be prepared and try to make the most of the space you have. First things first, if they’re staying the night (or for a few days) you’ll need plenty of space for them to lay their weary head at the end of a fun filled day. Sofa beds always come in handy at this time but if you don’t have one then a good air mattress is comfortable and doesn’t take up too much room (store it inside a suitcase when not in use). At Big Yellow we offer a range of storage spaces which you can hire for as little as one week. These are […]

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Out with the old, in with 2015

Out with the old, in with 2015

We’re all guilty of making resolutions and not sticking to them (we’ve heard that a quarter of the nation doesn’t even make it past the first week). Why not make 2015 the year to make that resolution happen. We’ve put together some resolutions you could start tomorrow… and stick to… if you really want? Get fit After all that Christmas indulgence, a lifetime on the sofa and a few too many on too many occasions, why wouldn’t you want to get back to your best in January? While summer might seem far away, it’s only six months until you’ll need to think about revealing that body beautiful at your closest beach, park or lido. Why not think about a home gym? Reclaim space in your spare room or garage by moving the contents into Big Yellow. We offer flexible storage […]

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Add some fizz to your festive season

Add some fizz to your festive season

Whether you’re a fan of Cava, Crémant, Prosecco, Sekt or Champagne, our resident wine expert Matthew Wicksteed – based at our Fulham store where we have specialized wine cellars – shares his top tips to make your Christmas sparkle. Let it rest Sparkling wine should always be stored horizontally (to keep the corks moist) in a cool, dry, dark place. If you’re storing champagne, the bubbles will become smaller over time; consequently most vintage champagnes are released at their peak in order to be best enjoyed. Keep it cold If your champers starts out cold and stays that way, chances are that it will retain more bubbles. If time is of the essence and you’ve only got minutes to spare then here’s a guide to keeping your fizz frosty: o 30 minutes: lay it in the fridge o 15 minutes: […]

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