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  • 18th November 2010
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The Big Yellow Armadillos Movember Team

The Big Yellow Armadillos Movember Team

Members of Armadillo and Big Yellow Self Storage are growing a Mo’ this month in aid of a very deserving cause. Each November men are challenged to grow some lip fuzz to raise money for The Prostate Cancer Charity. The rules are simple, start November 1st clean shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month to raise awareness for this important charity. The idea for Movember started in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 after being inspired by the work that women have done in the past for breast cancer. Since then the Movember moustache has grown year on year and become popular here in the UK. The money raised as a result of Movember is channeled by The Prostate Cancer Charity into a number of world class and innovative education, support, research and awareness initiatives. The Big Yellow Armadillos […]

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  • 15th November 2010
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Win A Fujifilm 14 Megapixel Camera With Big Yellow Self Storage!

Win A Fujifilm 14 Megapixel Camera With Big Yellow Self Storage!

We have launched the third round of our ‘Big Yellow Space Savers’ Facebook game after Emma Jacklin successfully won an iPod Nano by storing an amazing 461 items with the help of her friends. Round 3 of Space Savers gives you the chance to win a Fujifilm 14 megapixel camera when you store items in your virtual self storage room. You have to store as many items as possible to be in with a chance of winning the prize and you can even gain points by inviting your friends to play the game when they store items. To gain points you must catch falling items from a moving van before they hit the ground and once they’ve all been caught successfully, you’ll be able to store an item to go in your room. Each player can add one item per […]

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  • 25th October 2010
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Win A PS3 Console And A Playstation Move Starter Pack With Big Yellow Self Storage

Win A PS3 Console And A Playstation Move Starter Pack With Big Yellow Self Storage

We’re giving you the chance to win a Playstation 3 Slim console with a Playstation Move starter pack. The PS3 Slim is noticeably smaller than the original console and offers all of the cutting-edge features that let you to enjoy the latest games and Blu-Ray movies in high-definition. The addition of the Playstation Move controller will take your motion-based gaming experience to the next level! To get your hands on this fantastic prize all you have to do is head over to the Competition Tab on Big Yellow’s Facebook page and answer this question: Who makes the Playstation 3? a. Sunny b. Sony c. Pony

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  • 22nd October 2010
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Win an iPod Nano with Big Yellow Space Savers Round 2!

Win an iPod Nano with Big Yellow Space Savers Round 2!

We’ve launched the second round of our Facebook game ‘Big Yellow Space Savers’ after very successful first round. Kelly Bourton our first winner successfully won Round 1 and a brand new Apple iPad amassing 590 items with the help of her friends! In Round 2 of Space Savers, players will have the chance to win the latest iPod Nano when they store items in their virtual self storage room. To be in with a chance of winning the prize, players have to store as many items as possible and you’ll even gain points by inviting your friends to play the game when they store items. The aim of the game is to catch falling items from a van before they hit the ground. Once they’ve all been caught successfully you’ll be able to store and customise an item to go […]

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  • 22nd October 2010
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Get Inspired To Clear Out Your Home During National Declutter Week!

Get Inspired To Clear Out Your Home During National Declutter Week!

National Declutter Week kicks off this Saturday 23 October until Sunday 31 October and is a great chance for the entire nation to get rid of some rubbish. With the kids off school for half term and Christmas just around the corner, there has never been a better time to make a start on decluttering. Set aside a day to clear out your home and realise the benefit of a clutter free home. Big Yellow Self Storage has taken inspiration from National Declutter Week and compiled five top tips for de-cluttering your home from our self storage blog archive: 1. Tackle the task section by section, otherwise it can seem too overwhelming. Ensure you finish each part before you move on to the next 2. Throw out all the bottles, toothbrushes and soaps etc which are old or empty and […]

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We’ve Been Rated Over 3,000 Times!

We’ve Been Rated Over 3,000 Times!

As some of you may have noticed, we’ve recently launched a new Ratings & Reviews section on the Big Yellow site to give you some insight into how other customers rate our stores. This month we’ve had over 250 reviews from customers who have rated us on convenience, store environment, security, accessibility and value on a 5 star scale. Here’s how we did. Overall – 4.6 Convenience of location – 4.4 Quality of store environment – 4.6 Security features – 4.7 Access – 4.4 Value for money – 4.1 At Big Yellow our attention to customer service is paramount, so next time you’re on bigyellow.co.uk check out our Ratings & Reviews section online to see what other customers have to say.

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READ International Uganda Update (Part 2)

Throughout the six weeks in Uganda the student volunteers from the University of Edinburgh were faced with many challenges in the library and by the end they had managed to create a fantastic space. The opening ceremony of the library really brought it home to the volunteers what they had achieved. Children had the opportunity to explore the new books that had been donated to READ and kept secure in Big Yellow Self Storage’s rooms across the UK. The day was full of special moments as children of all ages surrounded the team throughout eager to be read to. Children from local primary schools performed during the event standing up reading in front of the others showing their delight at the new facilities. Members of the town council and representatives from the National Library of Uganda set out their ambitions […]

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READ International Uganda Update (Part 1)

On the 22nd August READ International completed its latest mission in Uganda with the help of student volunteers from the University of Edinburgh. They were able to successfully distribute over 29,000 textbooks to primary and secondary schools in the Mubende and Masaka districts. At the same time they were also able to aid in the renovation of the Mubende Community Library. When the team from Edinburgh arrived at the library it was a dark and gloomy building with a small number of books gathering dust in a storage cupboard. It was a large space so the team had to really get stuck in if they were to make a difference. The team showed the same enthusiasm that they demonstrated throughout the previous year when the team were collecting textbooks and raising money. For the first time the town had a […]

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  • 27th August 2010
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Big Yellow Announces Partnership With DX Business Direct

Big Yellow Announces Partnership With DX Business Direct

We’ve just inked a national deal with DX Business Direct who are a leading independent mail, courier and secure logistics company. The deal will see DX Business Direct place dedicated ParcelXchange depots in 18 of our Big Yellow Self Storage store forecourts across the country. ParcelXchange offer a series of intelligent lockers with built in track-and-trace functions which enable businesses to dispatch parts nationwide for engineer collection via an overnight delivery service. The service can reduce distribution costs, improve stock control and increase engineer efficiency. The lockers on Big Yellow forecourts will provide 24/7 access to the virtual depot and a state of the art security system with pin code entry. The role out of lockers is expected to be complete by the end of June 2011 and there is a possibility that the partnership could extend to more Big […]

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Armadillo Self Storage Finds The Perfect Storage Solution For RSPCA Peterborough

Armadillo Self Storage Finds The Perfect Storage Solution For RSPCA Peterborough

Our Armadillo store in Peterborough has come to the rescue of a very deserving local RSPCA charity shop as it closes its doors for the last time. There is a new shop opening in the near future, but until then staff need to store their stock. In anticipation of the new shop opening, Armadillo Self Storage has donated free storage space for three months to help out. As a result, the RSCPA shop doesn’t have to spend money on storage and can instead channel those funds straight back into helping animals in the Greater Peterborough area that have sadly been abandoned or neglected. Visit RSPCA Peterborough for further information on volunteering and fundraising opportunities.

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