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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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Create a Relaxing Home Office

Create a Relaxing Home Office

If you’re working from a home office many things can cause a distraction such as paperwork that hasn’t been filed or a large amount of items around your desk. Here are some suggestions to make your home office a more productive place to work. Simple things like changing your desktop picture to something calming and pleasing to look at will make spending a day in front of the screen less of a chore. It’s also a great way to compensate for an office that doesn’t necessarily boast a room with a view. Place house plants around the room in order to not only look better but aid the circulation of oxygen through the office. Let there be light and take advantage of any outdoor space you may have. Stay hydrated and ditch the sugar to avoid the sugar crash and […]

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Did You Know You Could Be A Hoarder?

Did You Know You Could Be A Hoarder?

Did you know that there is such a thing as Disposophobia? Becoming a hoarder and being reluctant to dispose of your items is now a recognised disorder. After recent exposure to the public through television shows such as Hoarders and Hoarders: Buried Alive, recognition of the condition and its symptoms has increased. Also known as Hoarding Disorder, Disposophobia affects 1-2% of people in the UK which accounts for 2 to 3 houses per urban street. Extreme cases such as that of Edmund Trebus; who featured on the BBC’s Documentary Series ‘A Life of Grime’, cause victims of the disorder to allow hoarding and clutter to dominate their lives. Mr Trebus lived in one corner of the kitchen only accessible by ladders in his North London home along with his Jack Russell, whilst his collections of vacuum cleaners, old cameras, children’s […]

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Moving House Doesn’t Need to be Stressful

Moving House Doesn’t Need to be Stressful

Moving to a new home can be a very exciting time but it can also be very stressful. Here are some top tips to take the stress out of moving home. The first thing to do around your home in the months and weeks leading up to your move is decide what you don’t want to take with you. As the fewer items you have to take, the easier the move will become. Every other night, take 15-20 minutes going around areas of your home sorting through your belongings that you want to take with you. Not only will this reduce the amount of items but it will make your home more organised. It’s always good to pack items that you don’t use regularly in advance of your move, as this will allow you to take your time. Start in […]

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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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Create a Minimalist Home

Create a Minimalist Home

Becoming a minimalist at home can help you to reduce stress as there is much less clutter, mess and your home will be much easier to clean. Becoming a minimalist isn’t about giving up the things that you need, it’s about keeping only the essentials in your home to live comfortably. It can help you save space, time and money because you won’t be spending on unnecessary items. Here are some top tips to help you become a minimalist at home. The main element of becoming a minimalist is removing all of the items that you don’t need around your home. You will need to be ruthless and let go of the items that will cause clutter and mess. Start with your wardrobe as many people allow clothing to pile up in their closets and it can get even worse […]

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  • 19th April 2011
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Win A Motorola Xoom With Big Yellow Self Storage

Win A Motorola Xoom With Big Yellow Self Storage

We’re giving you the chance to win the new Motorola Xoom tablet, the first to be built with Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. The tablet is filled with great features including a 1290×800 pixel widescreen and comes with a 5-megapixel front facing camera and a 2-megapixel camera on the back that allows you to record in HD. With 32GB of memory you’ll have plenty of space to store all of your music, movies and recorded video. To be in with a chance of winning this great prize in our giveaway all you need to do is answer the following question on the Big Yellow Facebook Page. What product did Motorola become most famous for? 1. Mobile Phones 2. Computers 3. Camcorders

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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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Self Storage Tips & Tricks: Getting Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer

Self Storage Tips & Tricks: Getting Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer

It’s great to overhaul and organise your wardrobe during this time of year as part of your Spring cleaning and by getting your wardrobe ready for the summer you can ensure that winter items aren’t taking up valuable storage space. Here are some top tips to spring clean your wardrobe. First of all, clear out any winter jumpers and jackets to make space for summer clothing as you won’t need these again until Autumn. If you have space underneath your bed you can place them in airtight plastic boxes or in vacuum space bags to make sure that they stay in good condition. Alternatively if you’re short on space you could place them in one of our self storage rooms. If you’re finding clothes that you haven’t worn in a while, be ruthless especially if you have a small wardrobe […]

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Did You Know You Can Spring Clean With Vinegar?

Did You Know You Can Spring Clean With Vinegar?

Did you know that you can use white vinegar for spring cleaning on just about any household item? You can buy many types of vinegar from your local supermarket but for cleaning purposes make sure you use white vinegar. It’s a safe, non-toxic and affordable alternative to clean your home rather than using commercial cleaning products that can be hazardous to the environment. Vinegar will cut through the greasy dirt that forms on your oven by simply dampening a paper towel and wiping. It can also be used as a deodoriser and clear the air in your home by simply placing a bowl of vinegar in the middle of the room. White vinegar is a great cleaning solution however it is a mild acid and shouldn’t be used on items such as crystal, marble or stone surfaces. To find out […]

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