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August 2015

Life moment: Top tips for travelling when you’re older

Life moment: Top tips for travelling when you’re older

It’s a big world out there, and there’s so many things to see, places to go and people to meet. It’s easy to think that travelling is something to do while you’re young and free. However, there is no time limit on travelling. There’s a hugely different experience to be had from when you’re on your gap year at 18, and when you’re retired and the kids have all moved on. Money is no longer as much of an issue, your outlook on life is completely different, and you can shoot off for as long as you like. It can be a massive life moment; one that is not to be taken lightly. So here’s a few tips to get you on your way. Don’t put it off Stop making excuses on why you shouldn’t go, and start thinking of […]

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Life Hacks

Life Hacks

At Big Yellow, we like to give you a helping hand through life, and offer you tips to make each day a little easier. From clever storage solutions to ingenious life hacks, here’s a selection of ideas that will help with everyday hitches. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Twitter page where we offer tips like this every day. Creating wardrobe space There’s no need to get hung up on limited wardrobe space with this simple hack. Use a tag from a can to hang two hangers together, doubling the amount of clothes in your closet. Cable management Whether it’s in the living room, bedroom or office, there’s bound to be a range of wires leading to who-knows-where. Labelling each one with what it’s connected to will save you time and frustration when you need to move the […]

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Don’t be afraid to upcycle

Don’t be afraid to upcycle

Summer is the perfect time to get creative, and at Big Yellow, we love the idea of upcycling – taking possessions that you no longer need or want, and turning it into something beautiful. Here’s a few ideas to get you started, and remember to keep an eye on our Twitter page for more inspirational tips. Light up your garden You can create a stunning floral display in your garden, or even your conservatory, with recycled lights bulbs. All you need is an old light bulb, a piece of string, and some flowers These boots are made for…plants Children grow at the speed of light, so their clothes and shoes can be quickly outgrown. With this creative idea, there’s no need to get rid of their old wellies, and its great fun for the kids to get involved with. A […]

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Life moments: A basic guide to buying your first home

Life moments: A basic guide to buying your first home

Buying your first house is a hugely exciting time, however it can be incredibly daunting as well. There’s a lot of decisions you’ve never been faced with before, numbers you haven’t had to deal with, and most probably some language you won’t understand. Here at Big Yellow, we’re here to help you through life moments, big or small. Read on for some helpful tips that guide you on your way to purchasing your first home, and remember to check our Twitter page for more everyday tricks. Money & what you can borrow Recently, a comprehensive look at the mortgage market means a few changes have incurred. When you apply, the lender will cap the loan-to-income ratio at no more than four and a half times your income. They’ll also carry out an affordability assessment; this means they take into account […]

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