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  • 13th February 2012
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Re-claim your kitchen!

Re-claim your kitchen!

The kitchen represents the heart of the home. It’s a place where stresses are halved over cups of tea, where old friends gather for a nostalgia top up, and where Mother’s gourmet magic is conjured. The downside to a very social kitchen though is the amount of clutter that it attracts. From letters to trinkets, gadgets that you’ll never use to stuff piled high on top of the cupboards, that favourite place to hang out can rapidly become one of the biggest storage places in your house meaning it starts to lose its actual function as a kitchen! Re-claim your kitchen now! Get rid of the stress of never being able to locate that right utensil, pot, or mixer. Shift those tumbling plastic containers and reveal your hidden cups and plates with Big Yellow Self Storage’s top tips to solving […]

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  • 13th February 2012
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National Childbirth Trust visits Armadillo Liverpool North!

National Childbirth Trust  visits Armadillo Liverpool North!

Armadillo Liverpool North has been giving a helping hand to the National Childbirth Trust (http://www.nct.org.uk/) by helping them sort out their storage needs! Mandy McCarthy (One of the trusts’s committee members), came in to our store and met up with Iain McLeod (the store’s Assistant Manager) this week to thank him for the continued support. Armadillo Liverpool North is proud to continue to support the trust which is the UK’s largest charity for parents, and campaigns as the voice for parents on the issues that they care about offering accurate, impartial information so that parents can decide what’s best for their family, and introducing them to a network of local parents to gain practical and emotional support.

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  • 10th February 2012
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How to create the perfect home cinema experience!

How to create the perfect home cinema experience!

Tired of having to traipse to the cinema to watch your movies? Want to bring the big screen experience to your home? Then why not turn your spare room into your very own home cinema! Check out our top tips on how to do it the right way! The room: First off, let’s have a look at the room. You’ll want somewhere which has enough space to allow you the perfect distance between your seats and the screen. Ideally, you need between 3 and 5 metres between your eyeballs and the screen. When you’ve chosen your room, clear it out of anything you won’t need. If you’ve not got the space Big Yellow Self Storage can help out with small Storage rooms from as little as £7 a week. Check out www.bigyellow.co.uk for more details. Get yourself a comfy sofa […]

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  • 7th February 2012
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Big Yellow Race Team – Take them on…

Big Yellow Race Team – Take them on…

Want to race in one of these? Some of the guys at Big Yellow love cars and video games and have created their very own Big Yellow cars. They race online against drivers all over the world and are currently ranked in the top 62 thousand drivers. There are over a few million players all over the world playing the Xbox 360 game – Forza Motorsport 4. The team started it as a bit of fun and are hoping to get invited to a competition called Formula Forza this year which will take place in London. Can you take them on? Search the Big Yellow Race Team to race.

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  • 6th February 2012
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De-clutter your bathroom

De-clutter your bathroom

What are your thoughts on the bathroom? Is it a throne to sit on and admire the view, a powder room to bless yourself with beauty, or even a library to enjoy a good read in peace and quiet. If your bathroom isn’t quite the tranquil and heavenly environment you’d hope for, then sort it out with Big Yellow Self Storage’s top de-cluttering tips. 1. Plan your attack – If you want to leave the harder things till last, start with small items like the vanity. It’s easy to decide what to keep and what to throw in the rubbish bin. Plan on moving to open shelves next. Then head under the sink, and finally into the closet. 2. Pull out all the items you are not using – If you’ve got items that have been collecting dust for months […]

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  • 2nd February 2012
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DE-CLUTTER YOUR BEDROOM

What does your bedroom say about you? Do your walls sport an array of vibrant prints with eclectic storage areas suitably placed to bring out your energetic vibe? Or do you prefer your bedroom to be a tranquil hub of relaxation and comfort with nothing but a cosy, sinking bed to snuggle up in? These may be ideals, although reaching your bedroom paradise is a struggle when your carpet is a sea of shoes and your bed is an island of clothes, bags and cuddly toys (of course). De-cluttering your bedroom is easy when you check out these useful storage ideas and helpful tips for a painless, organized clear up. Before you devour yourself into a cleaning frenzy, take a notepad and pen, and make yourself some simple but cunning notes. Note where the mess is congregating. Is it on […]

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  • 30th January 2012
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Starting a band? Top tips for storing your gear!

Starting a band? Top tips for storing your gear!

The dining room may seem like the perfect place to store your bands massive kit however what to do when you actually want to have guests over and need to use this space? Whether you’re in a rock band or classical orchestra, a solo artist or electronic DJ, everyone needs a good quality space to store your equipment that will create that next million pound selling album. Big Yellow Self Storage can offer you the space to house your instruments, your decks, your amps and your lights from as little as £7 a week. Keeping them all in one place easy to pop in the back of the van and take to your next gig or studio session. In the mean time, take a look at some top tips to accentuate that sweet sound in your house, perfect for recording […]

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  • 27th January 2012
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Hidden Treasures: What could you find hidden in your Attic?

Hidden Treasures: What could you find hidden in your Attic?

Attics are the home of Christmas decorations and unused sports equipment from that failed New Year resolution. Often we throw things in our attic to give us a bit more room around the house, leaving us to think what is actually up there? People have uncovered many unique treasures by rummaging through their own belongings and in some special cases those items have been worth millions of pounds. Perhaps it’s time to dedicate an afternoon to clearing out the cobwebs and sorting through your things from years ago. We’ve been hunting around and were amazed at what people uncovered in their attics: 1. Martin Johnson Heade Paintings – While the name may sound unfamiliar, it’s not one that should be forgotten after being heard. Heade is America’s Van Gogh, with his paintings being unknown during his time (1900’s), his flower […]

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  • 26th January 2012
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De-cluttering your kids rooms

Organising your children’s bedroom can be one of the most difficult tasks you face around your home. Keeping it clean can be a problem but with the right organisation, it may make it easier for your child to pick up after themselves and take better care of their toys. Big Yellow Self Storage has come up with some helpful tips on how to de-clutter and organise your child’s bedroom or toy room in the easiest way possible! 1. Get two boxes and one large rubbish bag. Label one box ‘keep’, the other ‘donate’, and start sorting. Work in a clockwise pattern, making sure you hit every section of the room. 2. Invest in some plastic containers to store under the bed, in the closet, or on empty shelves. Go through the ‘keep’ bin and decide which items you’d like to […]

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  • 10th January 2012
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De-cluttering your lounge of gadgets

De-cluttering your lounge of gadgets

We’re kicking off how to get storage FIT in 2012 with tips on how to sort out wires and gadgets as we focus on de-cluttering your tech in the lounge! The age of CD’s, digital cameras and DVD’s are fading away. We’re now living in a world of the Digital Cloud. So before you get left behind, or your other half demands you get rid of all of your favourite gadgets, make 2012 the year that you sort it out and finally get rid of that knot of cables behind your telly and that pile of never played CD’s! 1. It’s MP3’s over CD’s Save space and chuck the CD’s out. Import all your CD’s to your computer as soon as possible. You can use iTunes/Zune/Media Player to do this. It’s worth buying a portable hard drive allowing you extra […]

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