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Win A Nintendo Wii Sports Resort Bundle With Big Yellow Self Storage

Win A Nintendo Wii Sports Resort Bundle With Big Yellow Self Storage

This summer we’re celebrating the great sporting summer by giving you the chance to win a Nintendo Wii Bundle, Wii Motion Plus and Wii Sports Resort. It is the perfect package for those that are sports mad or think they can do better than the pro’s! We’re not just fans of the World Cup, we’ve been racing on our bikes, serving aces and practicing our golf swing just in time for The Open Championship. The Wii Sports Resort will take you away to a sea side world of challenges, filled with more than 12 sports to get involved in. To get your hands on this fantastic prize all you have to do is head over to Big Yellow’s Facebook page and answer this question: What kind of surface is the tennis at Wimbledon played on? a. Hard b. Grass c. […]

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We’ve Launched A New iPhone App: The Big Yellow Space Kit

…A toolkit that sits in your back pocket – not the garage. As part of our ongoing commitment to help the nation make the most of their space – we’ve launched an iPhone application packed with tools to help people at home, at work, or even at one of our stores. The Big Yellow Space Kit is full of easy-to-use tools with everything from a Floor Planner that lets users try out different room designs on the go to see if things fit, to a Box Archiver that allows users to list their items so they know exactly where they are perfect for those moving home or using self storage. The Big Yellow Space Kit is available to download for FREE from the Apple App Store now here. View the Big Yellow Space Kit screen cast to view all the […]

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Feature: The Key Steps For Redecorating Your Home

Feature: The Key Steps For Redecorating Your Home

Now you have seen the Best Online Resources and Added Inspiration when it comes to redecorating your home, we thought we would let you know the key steps for actually doing it! Redecorating your home, or even just one room, is exciting. If you’ve just moved, you’ve got a totally blank canvas to build your dream décor, and if you’re giving a long-term home a lick of paint, it’s just as much as a fresh start. There is a tendency to get slightly overwhelmed by the task at hand, but there are a few key steps you can take during the preparation stage to prevent this from happening. First, plan, plan and plan some more. It sounds dull, but it will truly save time and money in the long run. This also helps you to think about what you really […]

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Removals Day and How to Handle It

Removals Day and How to Handle It

Ask those about to move house what they are most apprehensive about and you can bet their answers are going to be the same: removals day! Removals day can be one of the most stressful aspects of the moving process if you’re under-prepared. The combination of packing the car, talking to your removals men, handling the kids and getting some sort of order going once you’ve arrived at your new house can all get way too much! However, with proper preparation removals day doesn’t have to be a struggle. In fact, it can be quite pleasurable when everything’s prepared in advance, and you enjoy the excitement of knowing you’ll soon be starting a brand new life with your family. Why not follow these handy tips for a stress-free moving day that’ll get you on the road to your new house […]

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Big Yellow Self Storage Finds A Cracking Social Media Intern

Big Yellow Self Storage Finds A Cracking Social Media Intern

We recently unveiled the Big Think, a search for students passionate about social networks, social media and web culture. Entrants had to prove their gusto on Facebook and Twitter to craft attention grabbing headlines, whilst promoting themselves on the social web. Designed for undergraduates and graduates alike and those interested in social media the internship is a fantastic opportunity for the winner to work and learn with our online communications team in London this summer. The internship scheme offers students a detailed program focusing on how to effectively enhance brand presence online and through social media sites such as Facebook. To secure this prize, students had to enter by submitting a catchy, funny or downright silly news headline which had to include the words “Big” and “Yellow” on our Big Yellow Self Storage page on Facebook. We saw many Big […]

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Added Inspiration for Redecorating Your Home

Added Inspiration for Redecorating Your Home

Following on from our Redecorating Your Home – The Best Online Resources blog post, we thought we would give you added inspiration while you’re redecorating your house. If you’ve had a clear out and decided to store some belongings while you refresh the house, or even re-do the place entirely, look to the design blogs below to tickle the right side of your brain. decor8 – Holly Becker, a freelance journalist and design consultant launched decor8 in January 2006 long before design blogs became a trusted and popular source of information on the web. An established site known as a reliable design resource to over 35,000 daily readers, decor8 (a creative play on the word decorate) is dedicated to sharing honest opinions, fresh decorating ideas, beautiful interior spaces, independent art and design, products and services, and articles meant to inspire […]

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Feature: Redecorating Your Home – The Best Online Resources

Feature: Redecorating Your Home – The Best Online Resources

When it comes to redecorating your home, don’t forget about the dead space that could be used for storage. Look at corners of rooms, nooks and crannies in which shelving or units could be placed. Don’t be constrained by a box mentality though, you can find specially designed units to fit almost any space. The retailers below will provide you with a source of furniture to suit almost any need – in any colour, size and shape. Ikea – the Scandinavian company that is now synonymous with good quality basics at low prices. It is a hugely popular destination for model styled décor and accessories, but you can use its products as a base, then personalise them to fit into your home with a bit of creative thinking. Graham and Green – opened its first shop in Notting Hill in […]

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Selling Unwanted Items Online

Selling Unwanted Items Online

As you prepare to move house, there’s inevitably going to be a lot of clothing, possessions and gadgets that you don’t need any more. While the most important things that you can’t quite part with – or simply don’t quite need to be a part of your new home immediately – can go into self storage, the sites below will help you get rid of the things you no longer want and make some money in the process! eBay – the original and biggest auction site, sell anything here from cars to computers on your own terms. Gumtree – started in March 2000 as a local London classified ads and community site, it is designed to connect people who are either planning to move, or had just arrived in the city, and needed help getting started with accommodation, employment and […]

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Feature: Taking the stress out of storing valuables with self storage

Feature: Taking the stress out of storing valuables with self storage

If you’ve just bought a new house, you might be worried about moving some of your most prized possessions. Not even insurance will restore those broken ornaments, chipped paintings and other valuables, so you may need to find a better alternative in securing them. One of the options is to use self storage to put your mind at ease and take a lot of the stress out of moving. It’s not only a place to keep valuable items until you find a place for them in your new home, but can also act as a stopgap if you need to carry out building work. More and more, people are doing their own DIY, particularly with the economic climate as shaky as it is now. It might even be the case that you’re renovating your existing place in preparation to sell. […]

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Selling or Renting Your Home – The Best Online Resources

Selling or Renting Your Home – The Best Online Resources

Spring is coming to an end, and summer is just around the corner. At this time of year, many people have spent weeks cleaning the house, de-cluttering, storing away stuff for safe keeping – and are feeling that air of change. If you’re planning to sell your home, the sites below will provide advice and gets things moving from your own front room. Tepilo – Sarah Beeny’s smarter way to buy, sell or let a property. Though some people will always prefer to use an estate agent, for those that like to take control of the sale/rental of a property, this site simplifies and explains the whole process – which is often perceived as something more complicated than it really is. Globrix – In 2008, Globrix.com launched as a joint venture with News International, the media company behind The Times, […]

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