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Raise the Woof: Big Yellow Swindon helps local SN Dogs charity

Raise the Woof: Big Yellow Swindon helps local SN Dogs charity

Our Big Yellow store in Swindon has recently arranged to act as a drop off point for donations for local charity SN Dogs, helping to care for rescued dogs. The charity had been looking for a central-to-town, local business to become a key location for the public to donate items to support it. With only veterinary clinics outside of town acting as drop of points to date, the Big Yellow store has stepped in to make it as easy as possible for the local community and businesses to donate canned dog food, bedding and toys, to keep the animals content while in their care. SN Dogs is a Swindon, foster-based, dog rescue charity that relies solely on volunteers to run the company and care for dogs that are brought in from the local area. Volunteers at the charity will assess […]

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  • 29th July 2016
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Top tips: Prepare your home for summer

Top tips: Prepare your home for summer

When the season starts to change, and the sun begins to shine, it’s nice to be able to make your home feel like summer inside and out. There are a few little spruces you can do to your house to help lighten the mood so it fits in with the glorious outside weather. This blog post gives you some ideas, but remember to check out our Twitter feed where we upload useful tips and tricks all the time. Lighter & brighter Curtains can make a huge impact on the feel of a room. Thick, dark curtains are great for winter, as they keep in the heat and make your home feel cosy. However, curtains are so easy to switch around, so think about changing them to something lighter and more colorful for summer to help let the light in. Colour […]

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  • 27th July 2016
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Big Yellow Norwich protects rare bee orchids

Big Yellow Norwich protects rare bee orchids

Each year at our Big Yellow Self Storage site in Norwich, a rare flower blossoms and is on show for just a couple of weeks. Rare bee orchids, which look as though they have a bee resting on the flower, were first spotted by Chris Durdin, a local wildlife enthusiast, back in 2009. He requested the area to be left to grow wild so the rare orchids could continue to flourish year on year. Every spring, the team at Norwich nurture the ground and leave it uncultivated to encourage the flowers to bloom. Despite the downturn in weather at the start of this summer, which makes it unusual to bee orchids to be spotted, the team are proud to say that this year the tally of flowers doubled, with 30 spikes appearing. Gavin Thomas, Store Manager at Big Yellow Self […]

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  • 8th July 2016
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Storage by day, stand up by night

Storage by day, stand up by night

At our Big Yellow store in Kingston, we have our very own stand-up comedian – Ryan Dalton. This weekend, Ryan will be performing his first 45-minute comedy show at the Kingston International Youth Arts Festival, with the aim to perfect it for next year’s Fringe Festivals. Ryan has devised his original sketch, Into The Wild, taking the audience on a journey through his past of working with animals and his love for the natural world. The arts festival, which gives young people a platform to showcase their creativity, takes place from 8th – 17th July across 20 venues in Kingston upon Thames. Ryan will be performing at The Library on Saturday 9th July (12pm), Sunday 10th July (2.30pm) and Friday 15th July (7pm). Since first getting up on stage at the age of 19 in Australia, Ryan has performed in […]

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Big Yellow Sponsors The Tringe Festival

Big Yellow Sponsors The Tringe Festival

For the 6th year running, Big Yellow Self Storage is supporting Tring’s comedy festival, The Tringe. Running from 26th June to 16th July, The Tringe will see a line-up of stellar comedians grace the stage at The Court Theatre in Tring. Local comedy lovers will be given the chance to hear top comedians trial their new shows before they hit the stage at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Some of the best names in comedy will be performing over the course of the festival, including Shappi Khorsandi, Zoe Lyons, Jason Byrne, Nish Kumar and The Boy With Tape On His Face. Tickets range from £5 – £22.50, and can be purchased from the website: http://www.get-stuffed.biz/tringe/ Be quick though, as shows are selling out fast.

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Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Has anyone else noticed that the sun is finally trying to poke his head out and welcome in the season of spring? We have, and it’s a great excuse to get your home looking tip top for all the entertaining you’ll be doing in the months to come. Stock up on what you need – all-purpose cleaners, natural cleansers such as baking soda and vinegar, sponges, brushes – and put on some summer tunes to get yourself in the mood. Here’s some great tips to help you on your way to a fresh home. One by one To help avoid unfinished jobs, do one room at a time. Even if it’s a room a day, the satisfaction of seeing one room complete will spur you on to do the rest. Shower curtain Find that your shower curtain is starting to […]

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Big Yellow is supporting Go Dad Run 2016

Big Yellow is supporting Go Dad Run 2016

We’re proud to announce that for the third year running, Big Yellow Self Storage will be supporting Go Dad Run. This year, Go Dad Run is hosting a series of 5K and 10K runs for men and boys to raise awareness of, and funds for, Prostate Cancer UK. The runs will take place across six UK cities – London, Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Sunderland and the Isle of Man – on the weekends leading up to Father’s Day on the 19th June. Go Dad Run was created by World Championship hurdler Colin Jackson, and aims to encourage men in the UK to regularly check their bodies and expand their medical knowledge around prostate cancer. The events are open to any male – dads, sons, grandfathers, uncles, nephews, brothers, cousins or friends, and costs for entry vary depending on age and what […]

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  • 8th February 2016
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Alternative cleaning products around the home

Alternative cleaning products around the home

Cleaning: loved by some, hated by most, but a job that everyone has to do. Cleaning products bought from stores can be expensive, and also bulky to store around the home. Some are also harmful to the environment. But it doesn’t have to be this way; your home is a haven for cleaning products, but you just might not know where to look. Check out our tips below on things you probably have around the house that can do a great job of cleaning. Remember to head to our Twitter feed for more tips and tricks to help out around the home. Turn up the heat Did someone forget to use a coaster? Water stains are the bug bear of any coffee table lover. Hold a hairdryer up to the stain and gently buff with a cloth. The stain will […]

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  • 5th February 2016
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Transform your small outdoor spaces

Transform your small outdoor spaces

Small spaces, indoors or outdoors, can be difficult to know what to do with. Here at Big Yellow Self Storage, we’d like to help inspire you to think of all the ways you can make the most out of them. If you have a small balcony or garden, check out our tips below on how to spruce them up and make them great. Remember to check out our Big Yellow Twitter feed for more tips and inspiration, including upcycling, garden games and DIY. Merging inside with outside If your living room or kitchen looks out onto the garden, installing full-length bi-folding doors will create a seamless transition. Another clever trick is to use similar coloured flooring both inside and outside to add to this continuous effect; the merging colours create the illusion of space. Water features Water features can help […]

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Big Yellow Colchester supports The Soma Leo Foundation

Big Yellow Colchester supports The Soma Leo Foundation

Our Big Yellow store in Colchester are proud to be helping out The Soma Leo Foundation, providing space and packing materials to support its Christmas Appeal. As trustees of The Soma Leo Foundation, our friends at Pound Gates visited Kenya to learn about the good work the Foundation provides. Recently, The Soma Leo Foundation has established a partnership with the Kenyan based Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF), and thanks to this they have developed the logistics that make the shipping of worthwhile supplies economically viable. Feeling inspired by their experience and their new found partnership, The Soma Leo Foundation have launched a Christmas Appeal. They are collecting donations to ship to children who attend The Soma Leo Academy and Senator Barack Obama Primary School, a community school supported by the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation. They plan to ship a container […]

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