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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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  • 5th January 2012
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Resolutions: Get fit and create a home gym for under £100

Resolutions: Get fit and create a home gym for under £100

Ok, so it’s the New Year – you want to get fit, but with some gym memberships being way out of your post-Christmas price range, why not save yourself a few quid and do your workout in the comfort of your own home! For £100 you can quite easily kit out your spare room with equipment from eBay, so you can even shop from home. A multi-gym covers most strength exercises and will allow you to adapt your work out with its multi functions. Or why not try out a simpler piece of equipment and see how many Pull up Push up Sit up Dips you can do! This is a cheap and cheerful £28.49. If your piggy bank is a little too bare for these bits of gym equipment you can do it even cheaper by using more basic […]

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  • 4th January 2012
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Armadillo storage joins a partnership of 40 agencies for North Liverpool Foodbank

Armadillo storage joins a partnership of 40 agencies for North Liverpool Foodbank

Armadillo Storage, Stanley Road, Bootle have agreed to provide a supply of complimentary cardboard boxes to make up emergency food parcels as part of the North Liverpool Foodbank and St. Andrews Church. Dave Reason, Store Manager from Armadillo Storage said he was delighted to support the scheme “We are always looking to play our part in the community, and having met with some of the Foodbank staff and volunteers, we could see how we could help out local people when they really need it.” On Friday 23rd December, Liverpool Primary Care Trust held ‘Jeans for Beans’ day where staff swapped their normal office attire for casual wear in exchange for food contributions to each of the Foodbanks across Liverpool. Dave said “I think our staff saw the benefit of providing nutritionally balanced food for people who are struggling, and Christmas […]

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