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How To Reclaim Your Living Room

How To Reclaim Your Living Room

Your living room is meant to be the place in your home where your friends and family gather but if the space is cluttered then it may drive people away. Your living room doesn’t have to be a collection of clutter and keeping it clear shouldn’t feel like a chore that you just want to avoid. Here are some top tips that will help you reclaim the space in your living room. Clothes that belong in a wardrobe or a jacket that needs to be hung up before you use it next should be placed in the correct space. Items that don’t belong in your living room shouldn’t be kept there. If all of your possessions don’t have a home then they will always be out of place. Find a space where cluttered items can be kept. Remember to store […]

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Making Space in Your Attic

Making Space in Your Attic

The free space in your attic is often taken up by the Christmas decorations and old children’s toys that never see the light of day. While sorting through your belongings you may find items that are a blast from the past and even some hidden treasures. Attics are usually dumping grounds that lack organisation but you can use the free space to clear clutter around your home before it becomes unbearable. The first task is to eliminate any items that are broken or you no longer have a need for. Some people like to hoard items because they think they will use them again someday and find it hard to throw anything away. However, keeping the clutter takes up valuable space that can be used to free up other areas of your home. You could sell any items that you […]

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Declutter Your Home Before The Spring Clean

Declutter Your Home Before The Spring Clean

One way to banish the winter blues is to get your home ready for Spring and Summer. Spring cleaning is something many people hate but it’s a great time to sort out your belongings and freshen up your surroundings. Before you start cleaning there are many things you can to in preparation to make it go as smoothly as possible. In each room of your home, break down the individual tasks that need to be completed in a list that you can check off. This could be to sort through the pile of magazines or to organise the cabinet. Once you’ve completed it you can tick it off your list as completed. If you have a wardrobe of out-of-season clothes then this a great time to sort your old items before the new season. Instead of cramming all of your […]

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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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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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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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Resolutions For The Whole Year, Not Just January

Resolutions For The Whole Year, Not Just January

The start of a New Year is the perfect time to make a resolution that will benefit you and your living space. Only 40% of resolutions made at the start of the year make it past January. Therefore the solution to maintaining them is to make small and manageable promises that you can keep all year round. Here’s our selection of simple New Year’s Resolutions that you can keep longer than one month: If you think your wardrobe is due for an overhaul then this is the opportunity to free up valuable space. You can do this regularly at different times throughout the year as your winter clothing may need a refresh or there’s a jacket that you think you’ll never wear again. There’s no need to hoard it but rather than throwing them away, you can give them to […]

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The Big Yellow Christmas Gift Guide

The Big Yellow Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas just a few days away, many people will still be rushing around the shops to get their last minute gifts and hoping there will be no more snow until Christmas Day. Here are some top tips for presents to buy without creating clutter in your friends or family’s homes. It is essential when purchasing gifts for people that you buy items they actually want or need and avoid duplicating what they already have. Every year people receive Christmas gifts that are really nice but they just have no idea what to do with them. Instead of being put to good use they end up not being used and put in a closet. Buying an activity experience is a great present and there are many things that they offer such as luxury spa treatments, sport stadium tours and driving […]

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Christmas Without The Clutter

Christmas Without The Clutter

During the Christmas period your home can go from a humble abode to looking like a tip in a matter of days. The main cause of this is adding seasonal decorations to your home which can increase your home’s clutter. In the run-up to Christmas we’ll be providing solutions so you can celebrate Christmas without the clutter, suggesting gift ideas for around the home that will provide great storage solutions and give you reason to celebrate without the mess. When decorating your home make sure you remove everyday items that are being replaced by Christmas decorations. It’s a good idea to place the everyday items in the boxes that usually hold your decorations or place them in storage. That way you know where they are and you can easily put them back when removing the decorations after Christmas. If you’re […]

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Theres over 350 Prizes to Win with Big Yellow’s Christmas Advent Calendar

Theres over 350 Prizes to Win with Big Yellow’s Christmas Advent Calendar

Over the next 25 days until Christmas we will be giving you the chance to win prizes everyday on our Advent Calendar! We will be giving away over 356 prizes exclusively to members of our Facebook page with a grand prize of an XBox 360 console and Kinect, which allows your own body to become the controller. The 360 Kinect camera tracks your movement, recognises your voice, scans objects into games, and works with every Xbox 360. We will also be giving away gift vouchers for iTunes, IKEA, Homebase, Amazon and offering a 25% discount at Big Yellow Self Storage so you’ll be sure to find something to treat yourself! You can even increase your chances of winning by inviting your friends to take part. To be in with a chance of winning any of these fantastic prizes visit the […]

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