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Making Space in Your Attic

Making Space in Your Attic

The free space in your attic is often taken up by the Christmas decorations and old children’s toys that never see the light of day. While sorting through your belongings you may find items that are a blast from the past and even some hidden treasures. Attics are usually dumping grounds that lack organisation but you can use the free space to clear clutter around your home before it becomes unbearable. The first task is to eliminate any items that are broken or you no longer have a need for. Some people like to hoard items because they think they will use them again someday and find it hard to throw anything away. However, keeping the clutter takes up valuable space that can be used to free up other areas of your home. You could sell any items that you […]

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Tips & Tricks: Storage In Small Apartments

Tips & Tricks: Storage In Small Apartments

There are many advantages of living in a small flat or an apartment but if you don’t maximise your storage space it can quickly become cluttered. Here are some top tips to help you reclaim your space and ensure the storage available is used effectively. The living room is often the most used area of an apartment which means it’s the area which can become cluttered the quickest. Having coffee tables with drawers offers additional storage space for smaller items and small decorative baskets are a good way to store remote controls in one place. Maximising the storage space in kitchens can be tricky as there a lot of small items within a confined area. Cereal and boxed items can be stored in smaller plastic storage containers to save space and stacking canned items takes up less room in cabinets. […]

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Tips & Tricks: Maximise The Space In Your Bathroom

Tips & Tricks: Maximise The Space In Your Bathroom

We tend to spend a lot of time decorating our bathrooms but more often than not toiletries begin to take over and outgrow their storage spaces with extra clutter. You can make great use of all the areas of your bathroom to help store items in the most efficient way regardless of the size. A great way to start clearing the clutter and maximising the space is by throwing away any items that have expired or products that you no longer use. Shelves are a versatile storage solution that match any décor and can be added to a blank wall space which will give you the opportunity to find a place for items in your bathroom. Corner shelves are very useful to maximise the space in the corner of your bathroom and be purchased ready-made from household retailers. Wicker baskets […]

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Did You Know That You Have Items Of Clothing That You Will Never Wear?

Did You Know That You Have Items Of Clothing That You Will Never Wear?

Did you know that the average woman has 22 garments in her wardrobe that she will never wear but refuses to throw out? The average cost of unworn items left to take up space is £285 while men are no better as they hoard 19 items that they will never wear. Despite these items taking up valuable storage space, they’re rarely sorted. It’s tough to decide what to throw out of your wardrobe but you need to be ruthless! Impulse buying is often the most common cause of wardrobe clutter as items seem like a good idea in the shop but when you get home they’re less appealing. Jeans are the most common item to be left unworn as well as tops that people would never be seen in. Many people refuse to throw out their clothes because they feel […]

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Declutter Your Home Before The Spring Clean

Declutter Your Home Before The Spring Clean

One way to banish the winter blues is to get your home ready for Spring and Summer. Spring cleaning is something many people hate but it’s a great time to sort out your belongings and freshen up your surroundings. Before you start cleaning there are many things you can to in preparation to make it go as smoothly as possible. In each room of your home, break down the individual tasks that need to be completed in a list that you can check off. This could be to sort through the pile of magazines or to organise the cabinet. Once you’ve completed it you can tick it off your list as completed. If you have a wardrobe of out-of-season clothes then this a great time to sort your old items before the new season. Instead of cramming all of your […]

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  • 3rd February 2011
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Win An Xbox 360 Console and Kinect With Big Yellow Self Storage!

Win An Xbox 360 Console and Kinect With Big Yellow Self Storage!

We’re giving you the chance to be the controller. You could win the sleek Xbox 360 4GB and Kinect, which allows your own body to become the controller. Kinect uses a sensor to track your body movement, recognise your face and even listen to your voice! You can speak to characters in the game or simply step into view of the sensor to log into Xbox LIVE and connect with friends. To get your hands on this fantastic prize all you have to do is head over to the ‘Competitions’ tab on Big Yellow’s Facebook page and answer this question: Who makes the Xbox? a. Microsoft b. Nintendo c. Sony

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  • 2nd February 2011
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Big Yellow Space Savers Winners Roundup

Big Yellow Space Savers Winners Roundup

Over the last few months we’ve been running our online ‘Space Savers’ game on our Facebook page which gave people the chance to win great prizes with the help of their friends. The final round ended on 31st January 2011 after a total of 131,612 items had been stored in virtual self storage rooms. The aim of the game was to catch falling items from a moving van before they hit the ground. Once they had all been caught successfully players could then store and customise an item to go in their room. Each player could add one item per day which gave them a point on the leader board but the more friends they invited to play along and store items, the more points they scored. The winners were Kelly Bourton, Emma Jacklin, Betty Blundell, Lea Grieveson, Cheryl Gauden […]

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Tips & Tricks: Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions for Longer

Tips & Tricks: Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions for Longer

One resolution that is often made at the beginning of each year is to exercise more and get in shape, but this rarely lasts beyond January. Here are some top tips and tricks to keep your New Year’s Resolution going throughout the rest of the year. Before you purchase any fitness equipment, look around your home for possible areas where it can be stored. You may need to rearrange furniture or even get rid of some to make sure it will all fit. Don’t forget about the extra space you will need that isn’t obvious at first glance, as some equipment will fold out onto the floor. Once you have an idea of the space available you can make a selection of possible equipment to have in your home. You can still maintain your resolution of getting fit in the […]

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  • 26th January 2011
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New Eco-Friendly Store in Camberley

We’re very proud to announce that we’ve opened a brand new state of the art store in Camberley, Surrey on 24th January 2011. The new store maintains the high standards of energy-efficiency set by our other stores and is bordered by landscaping and a pedestrian cycle lane. As well as creating several permanent new jobs in the Surrey Heath area, the new store features a number of eco-friendly elements. The additions include solar panels and energy efficient lighting, which are set to be rolled out across other stores as part of our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint in the future. The area has been regenerated thanks to the bio-diverse landscaping and work to make sure that the local cycle lane continues around its perimeter. The store has been rated ‘A’ for Energy Performance with just 3% of the store […]

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5 Ways To Cut Down On Your Possessions

5 Ways To Cut Down On Your Possessions

Most homeowners will admit they own too many possessions, many of which stay hidden at the back of cupboards and never – or very rarely – see the light of day. Yet unless you take action to rid yourself of these non-essentials, you’ll have to move them to your property. If you own a lot of items, this can be no mean feat. Everything needs to be packed up and transported carefully, and the less you own, the easier this is. Not to mention, removals quotes are based on volume, so the more you transport the more you’ll pay. At a time when money is often tight, saving those extra pounds on transport costs can really benefit your budget as you settle down in your new home. Many people balk at the idea of getting rid of their possessions, but […]

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