Self Storage Blog

  • 25th March 2011
  • News

Big Yellow Self Storage Salutes The Scouts

Big Yellow Self Storage Salutes The Scouts

Our Big Yellow Reading store has been able to come to the aid of a local Scout group by providing storage after their previous facility was vandalised earlier this year. The 1st Earley St Peter’s Scouts had many items damaged and stolen in January leaving many of the youngsters and organisers devastated. We’ve been able to help out by giving the group free storage for its camping equipment for six months. The new storage solution has meant that their equipment is being kept in a safe place and allows the group to carry on without disruption.

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Tips & Tricks: Spring Clean and Go Green

Tips & Tricks: Spring Clean and Go Green

Not only is Spring cleaning and going green good for the environment but it can also save you money as natural products can work just as well for cleaning and they don’t carry the harmful effects. Here are some top tips that will help you save money and go green while cleaning this Spring. There are many cleaning remedies that you can use at home such as sprinkling baking soda over your carpet before vacuuming and you can mix it with water to make a strong natural paste for removing difficult stains on hard surfaces. Another option is to use a mixture of white vinegar with water which is an environmentally safe, natural solution for your cleaning needs that can be used instead of using harmful chemicals. It’s a natural odour absorber and neutraliser which can be used to clean […]

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  • 11th March 2011
  • News

Win The iPad 2 With Big Yellow Self Storage!

Win The iPad 2 With Big Yellow Self Storage!

We’re giving you the chance to win the latest iPad in our new prize giveaway. With the UK release date just weeks away, you can be one of the first to get your hands on the latest device from Apple. The device has ended months of speculation as the new edition includes front and rear facing cameras that can record in HD and support FaceTime. The increase in battery life will allow you to play games and talk to friends online for even longer! 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. Where is the largest Apple store in the world? a. New York b. London c. Chicago

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Tips & Tricks: Bring Spring Into Your Home

Tips & Tricks: Bring Spring Into Your Home

Spring is on its way and there are many ways you can enjoy it by getting your home ready for the season. It doesn’t even need to cost money as you can use items that you find in nature. Here are some top tips to help you add a touch of Spring to your home. Simply by opening your windows to allow fresh air back into your home or freshening up tired looking rooms can blow away the cobwebs and winter blues. One way to bring freshness into your home is through your windows. Not only should they be clean and sparkling but you may want to consider having curtains that don’t block your view outside. One way to do this is by having blinds that won’t completely cover the windows and can still let light in while maintaining privacy. […]

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  • 8th March 2011
  • News

Big Yellow Supports Warwick And Cycle 2 Save Lives

Big Yellow Supports Warwick And Cycle 2 Save Lives

Warwick Sleigh, who works for the Big Yellow Wandsworth store is hoping to raise £15,000 in support of St George’s Hospital dedicated charity, First Touch, which helps fund its equipment and staff initiatives. The money will be given as a thank you to all the excellent staff who gave live-saving care to his new born daughter in October 2009. Warwick will be leading a team of work colleagues and friends, including ex-Saracen’s rugby star Muna Ebongalame on a bicycle ride to raise the money. The cyclists will ride 60 miles from St George’s Hospital to Eastbourne District General Hospital on 7th May 2011. We’ve been able to provide the team with matching cycling jerseys and the cause has already raised more than £2,000 so far! To find out more information about the 7th May cycle, visit cycle2savelives.com, and to learn […]

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Getting Ready To Spring Clean

Getting Ready To Spring Clean

At this time of year the majority of people are happy that the cold and dark nights of Winter have passed and are looking forward to a long Summer. Not only is it a great time to feel refreshed but it’s also a time of year when you can refresh your house. The hardest part is finding the motivation to actually make it happen. Spring cleaning can seem a major task, but it needs to be done. Starting with a fresh, clean and organised home will make everyone at home feel much better and ensures a healthy environment. Before you make a start, choose one small area or room that you that you want to accomplish first. Choosing a high traffic area in your home to begin with will increase your motivation because you will be able to notice the […]

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How To Reclaim Your Living Room

How To Reclaim Your Living Room

Your living room is meant to be the place in your home where your friends and family gather but if the space is cluttered then it may drive people away. Your living room doesn’t have to be a collection of clutter and keeping it clear shouldn’t feel like a chore that you just want to avoid. Here are some top tips that will help you reclaim the space in your living room. Clothes that belong in a wardrobe or a jacket that needs to be hung up before you use it next should be placed in the correct space. Items that don’t belong in your living room shouldn’t be kept there. If all of your possessions don’t have a home then they will always be out of place. Find a space where cluttered items can be kept. Remember to store […]

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Did You Know Even Hollywood A-Lister’s Need To Cut the Clutter?

Did You Know Even Hollywood A-Lister’s Need To Cut the Clutter?

Did you know that we’re not the only ones that suffer from too much clutter around the home? Even former Friends star Jennifer Aniston is selling her Beverley Hills mansion because she is desperate to de-clutter. The house has been placed on the market for an incredible £26million as she looks to simplify and clear the clutter. However, there are many solutions to help solve clutter and get organised in your home without having to move. Your living space should only have items that are used on a regular basis as all the other items can be stored elsewhere. Ensure all of your items are sorted before you place them in the storage areas around your home as this will prevent clutter being moved from one area to another and for the items that you can’t find a space for […]

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Tips & Tricks: De-Cluttering Your Home

Tips & Tricks: De-Cluttering Your Home

Deciding how to store items in your home is a very important part of de-cluttering and getting organised. The following tips will help you make quick and valuable decisions which will help you organise all areas of your home. Hallway – Sort through your collection of scarves, hats, coats and other items of clothing that take up space. You can keep the items that are used daily or weekly as any of the excess items can be moved into a nearby cupboard, donated to charity or put in a self storage room. Living Room – Old books, DVDs and CDs are the usual culprits so lose the bits and pieces and only display your most prized possessions. Kitchen – The main source of frustration in a kitchen is overstuffed cabinets and drawers filled with duplicate kitchenware, dishes that are used […]

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Did You Know You Can Find Hidden Treasures in Your Attic?

Did You Know You Can Find Hidden Treasures in Your Attic?

Did you know you could find old and forgotten items in your attic that could be worth a tidy sum? Recently a Chinese vase was found in an attic and sold at auction. The vase was found while clearing in an attic and put aside after the owner decided it might be worth something and when put up for auction, the owner was proved right. The owners took it to their local auctioneer who estimated the vase between £800,000 and £1.2 million which was a nice sum. However, no one expected that the vase would be very popular with Chinese buyers who pushed the bidding up to a world record £43 million. It’s unlikely that any items you find will reach a figure close to the price of this porcelain goldmine, but you could turn unwanted items into a bit […]

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