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Stay Motivated While De-Cluttering 


Stay Motivated While De-Cluttering 


Just like cleaning the bathroom – isn’t there always something else that’s more important to do rather than de-cluttering? As you squeeze another t-shirt into your already stuffed drawers, why not take the plunge and seriously deal with your personal storage? Keep yourself entertained – Turn on your favourite tracks, switch on the radio and get busy with clearing up. Tackle the floor and surfaces first, then open up some cupboards and do a proper review. Starting with clothes in the bedroom should be easy… Just remember the six-month rule! You can keep special items with real, sentimental value in self storage units, see www.bigyellow.co.uk/personal. Grab a regular cuppa – After the initial blitz, make yourself a cup of tea. Looking around with fresh eyes can often make all the difference. Personal storage at Big Yellow is ideal for all […]

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  • 29th July 2011
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Armadillo charity helped in the Great Britain Rugby League All Stars Tournament

Armadillo charity helped in the Great Britain Rugby League All Stars Tournament

John from Armadillo Self Storage in Hull recently attended in a rugby league tournament, which was held in memory of Tim Sage, popular Rugby League player for Hull KR, and amateur teams Beverley and Eureka. Tim tragically died from cancer just before Christmas, leaving a wife who had just had her 12 week scan for her baby, now their beautiful daughter Hannah. The event aimed to raise money for the “Saggy” trust, and Armadillo’s own charity, Life for a Kid. The tournament was held at Hull Rugby Union Club, and four teams participated, which involved all of Tim’s previous clubs and the Great Britain All-Stars, including Great Britain international players such as Paul Newlove, Andy Gregory, Gary Divorty and Anthony Sullivan. The turnout for the tournament exceeded everyone’s expectations, with at least 1,500 people attending and queues for entry still […]

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Tips and Tricks: Keeping Your Garage Clear of Clutter

Tips and Tricks: Keeping Your Garage Clear of Clutter

The garage is the go-to place for clutter in the average modern household. So much so that many people can hardly squeeze out of their cars due to the mountains of unwanted garden furniture and outgrown toys rest in the garage safe from the cold. The garage can be a great place to store items but it has become a regular dumping ground to the average household and it is essential that space is made to enable vehicles to be stored in their rightful spaces instead. With the help of Big Yellow Self Storage, you can sort through items in your garage and keep those that may not be needed at present, but will be used at some point, away from a space you are likely to access on a daily basis. Once you have cleared your garage of those […]

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Tips and Tricks : Storing Sports Equipment

Tips and Tricks : Storing Sports Equipment

Sports equipment is traditionally one of the most difficult things to store, as it tends to be rigid, and usually takes up a lot of space. For those with smaller sports equipment, just dumping balls, rackets, or a boxing kit into a bin or bucket is unsightly and not good for the equipment either. In order to make full use of the space and equipment you have available to you, create an area in your garage or basement that can be used as a sports centre. You may even think about investing in a well-built storage system which you can use to store your sports equipment, as well as other clutter. If you do not wish to splash out on a full storage system, there are alternative ways of storing different types of sports equipment. For example, ball claws are […]

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All hands on deck: cleaning with kids

All hands on deck: cleaning with kids

Every parent has the same problem with young children getting sick of their toys, or simply growing out of them. The problem is that the house ends covered in toys rendered useless, and simply gathering dust. If this sounds familiar, and you cannot bear to just throw these expensive toys away then Big Yellow Self Storage are here to help. We offer units in a range of sizes, starting from just ten square foot, so if you plan to have more children you can store these toys for them, instead of shelling out more money in the future. As well as saving you money, this can also help to reduce dust which clutter, such as toys, tends to gather. Cleaning your home can become quite a chore when you have to do it on your own. Working with other people […]

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Did you know – Garden Furniture Storage

Did you know – Garden Furniture Storage

We are already half way through summer, and the party season is in full swing, with garden furniture coming out at every opportunity. However, what with the disappointing weather it’s nearly that time again for the age old question of where to store the garden furniture. The problem with the traditional methods of storage such as the garden shed, or just left covered in the corner of the garden is that when you come back to it next summer, it is likely that you will find it covered in rust or mould, and that it has to be thrown out. Big Yellow Self Storage could prove to be an economical way to store your garden furniture, rather than replacing it each year. Our Self Storage units will guarantee prevention of rust or mould developing as each room is dry, clean […]

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  • 18th July 2011
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Armadillo Self Storage helps to triple space for Caudwell Children’s Charity

Armadillo Self Storage helps to triple space for Caudwell Children’s Charity

Armadillo Self Storage company have made a philanthropic move and donated extra space to meet the needs of local charity, Caudwell Children. Armadillo, based in Victoria Road, Fenton, have tripled Caudwell Children’s storage space, helping the charity further expand its resources. The store manager, Ashley Sitdown, highlights that: “Caudwell Children are a local charity, who help sick and disabled children in our community and all over the UK. This is why Armadillo is so keen to help. Armadillo Self Storage are thrilled to be able to contribute something to Caudwell Children and help them carry on their fantastic work in Stoke-on-Trent providing help and support for children.” Caudwell Children provide treatment, therapy equipment, and family support services for sick and disabled children throughout the UK. Essential fundraising takes place throughout the year to provide youngsters with the life changing equipment […]

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  • 15th July 2011
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Did You Know – 1.3 million people sell full time on eBay?

Did You Know – 1.3 million people sell full time on eBay?

Did you know, 1.3 million people make their living selling full-time on eBay? – That’s according to CEO of eBay, Meg Whitman. Incredible though it might seem, it’s also great to hear that so many people are taking the initiative and working for themselves. Looking through the market place, you can find virtually everything you could ever want. From vintage cars to old vinyl LPs, 1920s lace gloves to a new tap for the kitchen sink, adult fancy dress to a first edition book. eBay is truly an online shoppers heaven! Selling on eBay isn’t difficult either. You just need a computer, something to sell and storage for your goods. www.bigyellow.co.uk has ideas on personal and business storage solutions free from pets, cigarette smoke and damp – essential if you are to be a successful eBayer. Many eBay sellers don’t […]

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Tips & Tricks: Staying motivated whilst cleaning

Tips & Tricks: Staying motivated whilst cleaning

Spring cleaning can be a bit of a chore especially when after spending thirty minutes of your time moving furniture, you then have to clean it. Staying motivated is a task in itself; here are just some tips to keep you cleaning. Before you even begin to pick up a mop and duster do two things. Plan what you’re going to clean and dedicate your time appropriately to different tasks, and then wash your face. It may sound silly but washing your face before you start cleaning will wake you up and ensure that you will maintain the motivation to finish the task you have set yourself. Other tips include promising yourself a reward for when you finish, whether this is a bar of chocolate, a decent meal or a relaxing bath knowing that you have something to look forward […]

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Did You Know – the average person makes £150 online?

Did You Know – the average person makes £150 online?

Whether it’s things that you no longer need, can’t fit into or gifts you can’t return, online auctions are a great way to earn money from the comfort of your own home. You can earn anything from a few pounds to hundreds of thousands, depending on how much you have to sell. Platinum power sellers on eBay for example, make sales of over £15,000 every month. To shift that much stock however, you would need a serious amount of personal storage space! Vintage items and used designer brands in good condition are always in demand. Auction on eBay and you could have the money within a few days. It’s not only on eBay that you can sell your wares. If it has a bar code then Amazon is a good bet – especially books. Another quick win would be to […]

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