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Tips and Tricks: Storage for Student Clutter

Tips and Tricks: Storage for Student Clutter

It only seems like yesterday that your children left for their first term of the year for university, but it’s already that time again when they are bringing back all the clutter they initially took with them. For those who have finished their degrees completely, most parents will be dreading the returning clutter, which may have doubled in size over the past three years with added University books, notes, sports equipment, DVDs and household items. When your family home is already short of space, this can be a frightening thought for most parents. If you are one of these parents, fret not, as Big Yellow Self Storage is here to help. Big Yellow’s rooms are available in a range of sizes, access to which is available seven days a week. If you are unsure how long you will need self […]

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Tips and Tricks: Big Yellow Self Storage Could Help Clear Allergies

Tips and Tricks: Big Yellow Self Storage Could Help Clear Allergies

One in four people are affected by allergies at some point in their life, and dust mites cause the most common allergy. Keeping your home clutter free with good personal storage is essential to improving your living environment and reducing allergies. Choose wooden floors and boxes – Children with eczema are particularly vulnerable to dust mites. 80% of asthma sufferers react to them too. Try keeping bedrooms tidy, just putting things away is a start. Toys should be stored away to stop them getting dusty. Storage in good quality, sturdy boxes that are made from recycled material will help keep toys in good condition. Replacing carpets with hard wood flooring can make rooms easier to keep clean and also reduce allergies. Keep toys away from the mattress -Your bed is the main dust mite zone. The average mattress contains over100,000 […]

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Feature – How to Use Big Yellow Self Storage to help Your Business

Feature – How to Use Big Yellow Self Storage to help Your Business

There are lots of ways in which Big Yellow Self Storage could help your business, as you might need somewhere to store goods on a temporary or semi-permanent basis. All businesses go through periods of change and reorganization. The current state of the economy is not helping and it has been a hard couple of years for many companies. Take a look at these ideas about how self storage could help your business:- Free up space for new equipment – When you need space for new furniture or equipment such as a photocopier or drinks machine, you may find yourself visiting Big Yellow. Businesses, like homes, inevitably accumulate an excess of clutter over time, from boxes of papers to redundant tools. For things that you simply cannot throw away, or that you have to keep for a period of time, […]

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Tips And Tricks: Prepare For Company

Tips And Tricks: Prepare For Company

De-cluttering your home should not just be a one off occurance. Being able to welcome visitors into a tidy home fulfills a home-owners sense of pride and allows visitors, both planned and spontaneous to enter into a calm and social sanctuary. Regularly completing simple tasks such as sorting through mail, wiping services and making your bed as well as hoovering and dusting on a weekly basis enables you to keep on top of the clutter eliminating the need for a one day a year hardcore clear out. The most important area to tackle when preparing your home for spontaneous visitors is the bathroom. The next is the lounge, vacuuming will make a dramatic improvement on the appearance of your home. Wipe your kitchen surfaces, discarding any crumbs you may have picked up into the sink and rinse. Don’t spoil your […]

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Tips And Tricks: Decluttering Your Online Life

Tips And Tricks: Decluttering Your Online Life

Decluttering your home is extremely useful but it only works if you go the whole way and don’t miss out the small yet often highly stressful areas of your life. Here are three handy ways you can de-clutter your online life. If you spend a lot of time on social networks you can be forever inundated with notifications and requests. Using Tweetdeck is the simplest way to monitor and manage your online social activites. Tweetdeck allows users to collect their Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIN, Myspace and Google Buzz updates all in one place. To reduce the amount of online clutter users can even opt out of recieving specific updates making this customisable application perfect for your needs. Instapaper is a personalised online article storage system. By simply installing a “Read Later” bookmark, once signed up, users of Instapaper can save […]

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Tips & Tricks: DIY Around Your Home

Tips & Tricks: DIY Around Your Home

Learning basic DIY can be a beneficial skill to have as you can save money on home improvement and emergency repairs. Here are some top tips on how to use DIY around your home. If you’re a complete novice then it’s advised that you learn some basic skills from your friends and family as well as the many DIY websites online. In no time you’ll be looking for things to fix all over your home! One important thing to remember about DIY is make sure you set enough time to complete a job and add an extra hour on top just to make sure. Most DIY errors occur when someone is trying to rush through a project. However if you start a job then you must finish it. Leaving a job unfinished can make your home look messy and if […]

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Tips & Tricks: How To Furnish And Decorate A Small Room

Tips & Tricks: How To Furnish And Decorate A Small Room

Even if you’re constrained by the size of a room, there are some things you can do to make it appear bigger. Mirrors are a great way of making a small room seem larger. Hanging a mirror on the door or using a large mirror on a wall is a good plan of action. Furniture should be placed at an angle in order to hide the box-like feel of certain rooms. You should also consider using fewer, but larger pieces of furniture and eliminating the things that you don’t need such as side tables. The light in a room also makes a lot of difference, and in general, the more lit a room is, the bigger it looks. Blinds are a better option than drapes in order to maximise the sunlight on offer, but if you have drapes, they should […]

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Tips & Tricks: Use Self Storage To Help Clear Clutter In Your Living Room

Tips & Tricks: Use Self Storage To Help Clear Clutter In Your Living Room

Your living room is usually the area where clutter can build up quickly and can be difficult to keep organised. Here are some top tips to help keep the room free from clutter giving you more space to relax. An effective way to eliminate clutter in your family room is to designate areas for specific purposes. If you use this area to read magazines and books it’s easy for them to be left in different areas such as on coffee tables. Make sure they always return to a bookshelf or magazine rack so they’re always kept in one place. If your family room has too much furniture, it will make the room appear much smaller than it actually is. Any furniture that you feel is taking up space but you want to keep can be stored in a self storage […]

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Tips & Tricks: How To Relax at Home

Tips & Tricks: How To Relax at Home

After a stressful day at work, there’s nothing better than coming home to a relaxing environment. Here’s some top tips help clear clutter and relax at home. The first thing you will need to do is to declutter the main areas of your home from items such as magazines in the living room, kitchen utensils and clothing in your bedroom. If you have too many items lying around it won’t be comfortable and the messy environment can add to your stress levels. Clearing an area will make the room look much bigger and more enjoyable and keeping areas of your home sparse and clear of all clutter will create soothing surroundings. Make sure you use drawer organisers, under the bed storage and closets but avoid overfilling. Having a clean house will make you feel calm and less disorganised, giving you […]

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Tips & Tricks: Relieve Stress By Keeping Your Clutter Under Control

Tips & Tricks: Relieve Stress By Keeping Your Clutter Under Control

De-cluttering can help relieve stress and create a fresh start in your home. It’s hard to relax in a disorganised home and once you start clearing the clutter you will be surprised how much bigger your home really is. It should be a stress free environment and with a little effort you can help clear the clutter. Start small by tackling one room at a time and designate three boxes labelled charity, rubbish and storage. As you complete each room you can go through the boxes by donating and throwing away any items that you no longer want or storing the items that you want to keep but can’t find a home for. Before you buy new items for your home, ask yourself if you really need them and consider what you already have in your home. This will help […]

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