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  • 1st December 2011
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Staying on Budget for Christmas

Staying on Budget for Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly – fa la la la la…or is it more the season to be stressing that this month’s pay check might not quite stretch to that perfect Christmas you have been dreaming about? Well fear not, Big Yellow Self Storage are here with some great tips to help you have a merry and economical Christmas. 1. Get creative Why not get creative this Christmas and save a few pennies by making your own cards. Recycle last year’s cards and turn them into this year’s cards. Simply cut out the decorative part of the card (you could also use wrapping paper) and attach it to plain cardboard. Use markers, glitter and whatever else you fancy to spruce it up. If you are feeling particularly arty you can try making your own festive pop-up card in the […]

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  • 29th November 2011
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Tips and Tricks: Declutter your home to sell more quickly

Tips and Tricks: Declutter your home to sell more quickly

If you are in the process of selling your house, why not declutter your home to make it appear more spacious? Maybe your house has been on the market for a while or maybe you have only just decided to sell. Either way, by decluttering your home, potential buyers will be able to see the space available; enabling a faster decision to be made. House Selling Tips state it is a proven fact that a cluttered house is much harder to sell than a minimalistic, uncluttered house. If you’re not sure where to start decluttering your home, check out our tips and tricks: 1. The Living Room This is usually the first room that buyers will go into. According to the Daily Telegraph, it takes just 8 seconds for people to decide if they will buy a house or not, […]

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  • 23rd November 2011
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Cool Collections – 2012

Cool Collections – 2012

With the year winding to a close, there is no better time to start thinking about next year. Want to stay ahead of the crowd? Read our top tips for cool things to collect in 2012 and get a head start to your collection. 1. Vinyl records: With most people downloading music, and mp3s taking over, you’d think that that the nails were already in the coffin for vinyl, and yet with the current trend for all things retro, there’s been a surge in sales from specialist shops. This year in the UK sales of vinyl records have increased by 55%, and are expected to increase even more so next year, and prices are continually rising with some albums changing hands for thousands of pounds! Maybe it’s the smell, maybe it’s the feel, but whatever it is, vinyl is hot […]

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  • 22nd November 2011
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Ways to keep fit in winter

Ways to keep fit in winter

After summer ups the ante each year to keep fit, winter feels compelled to tag along, to ensure the turkey, stuffing and roast potatoes don’t get the better of us. The clocks have gone back, the dark mornings and the cold evenings mock us and all we want to do is curl up in our slipper socks and hibernate for the winter. But let’s not let mother-nature cocoon us into a couch potato cuddle. Have a look at some of Big Yellow’s top tips to enjoy a fitness filled winter: Winter Olympics Always wanted to venture to the slopes? Take advantage of this weather and learn a new skill. Snowboarding and skiing will work your body hard whilst being an exhilarating activity for you and your family. If you seek a more mesmeric, elegant workout, then get your skates on […]

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  • 17th November 2011
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Sharing a Home – Big Yellow’s Top Tips

There comes a time in everyone’s life when moving in with your partner seems like the ‘next step’. However, when it comes to it, the realities can be quite a shock! Have a read through Big Yellow’s top tips to make sure your joint move goes as smoothly as possible! Knowing your Boundaries When two people move in together, there will always be the issue over whose belongings are whose and how far someone can be pushed. Take the time to have a conversation before you move in with each other to discuss your boundaries. Do you like being left alone for an hour after a busy day at work? Or maybe your laptop is just for you and this is the one part of your life you would prefer not to share? Talking to the person you are moving […]

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  • 15th November 2011
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Warming up Your House; Winter Warmers from Big Yellow

Warming up Your House; Winter Warmers from Big Yellow

Brrr! Winter sure is on its way! And with the rise of gas bills throughout, we’re all wondering how often we should turn our central heating on… So if you’re starting to feel the chill then check out Big Yellow’s winter warmers for some heated inspiration! Warm up the feel of your home Hardwood floors are a beautiful feature in anyone’s home, but they can make your feet feel a bit chilly. Why not consider a rug for your living room? It’s a cheap and easy option and will warm up the feel of your home – as well as keeping your feet warm! Adding fabric to any part of your home is a great option to give yourself that winter feeling. If a rug is too much then pillows or a throw are simple options to start off with […]

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  • 10th November 2011
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Big Yellow – One of the UK’s top green companies!

Big Yellow – One of the UK’s top green companies!

At Big Yellow we’re always on the lookout to be the best we can when it comes to being energy efficient and reducing our Carbon footprint, so we were hugely excited today to find out that we’ve come in the top 4% of companies in the newly released Carbon Reduction Commitment Performance league table! The recognition comes hot on the heels of recent Green work we’ve being carrying out at Big Yellow stores including: • Installing motion sensors in our stores to helping reduce energy consumption by 30% • Adding eco-friendly ground source heat pumps • Generating up to 20 percent of our energy from solar panels Our quest to improve won’t stop here though as we’re committed to constantly ensuring that we remain the most environmentally sound Self Storage Company in the UK.

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  • 9th November 2011
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Starting a new business? Come and see us at Earls Court!

Starting a new business? Come and see us at Earls Court!

Are you a budding Apprentice? Then you’re probably off to the Business Startup Show at Earls Court in London on the 17th/18th of November. Of course your mind will be firmly on your big product idea and making as many contacts as possible to help get your business off the ground. In these uncertain times though, spare a minute to think about where you’re going to store your products for your new enterprise,. Are you about to take a long lease out on a property to run your storage from? Well if you are, why not consider a flexible approach and allow your storage needs to grow with your business. Start small and you can add additional secure storage space if and when your business needs it, helping you manage your cashflow. In addition there are no additional running costs […]

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  • 9th November 2011
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Top Tips: Preparing a Room for a new arrival!

Top Tips: Preparing a Room for a new arrival!

Congratulations! You are about to become a new parent! This is a very exciting time when emotions are running wild and you’ll want to prepare your home for the arrival of your baby. This process is something that every parent goes through, so don’t panic! For expecting mothers it can present itself as an uncontrollable feeling known as ‘nesting’. An instinct which has seen pregnant women repeatedly iron bedding, continually refold baby clothes and clean every corner of the house. If you‘re unsure where to start, check out Big Yellow’s top tips for help preparing your baby’s room… 1. Decide where your baby will sleep. It is quite likely that for the first few weeks, your newborn will sleep in a cot by the side of your bed so you should ensure your bedroom is organised and clean. This is […]

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  • 8th November 2011
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Adding brightness to your home

Adding brightness to your home

With the clocks recently going back, the evenings getting darker and winter creeping in there’s no better time to lighten up you house. You might be leaving work after the sun has set, but there’s no need to go home to a darkened cave! Have no fear as we are here with our top tips to banish the darkness and help brighten up your home life… 1. Natural light isn’t the only option. The first idea that comes to mind is more windows; however this is time consuming, expensive and will require a lot of work. So why not invest in some florescent lighting and lamps? The kind they have in your local doctor’s surgery, except they don’t have to look clinical. Head over to Lighting at Home to get some ideas. Because fluorescent lighting is bright it will provide […]

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