Self Storage Blog

  • 6th January 2011
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The Big Yellow Advent Calendar Winners Roundup

The Big Yellow Advent Calendar Winners Roundup

Throughout December up until Christmas Day we gave away fantastic prizes and stocking fillers exclusively to the members of our Facebook page. There were 356 prizes given away including an Xbox 360 console and Kinect controller in our grand prize draw. Prizes were awarded everyday and Claire Macmanus was the lucky recipient of the grand prize on Christmas Day when over 4,000 people entered the draw. Other winners walked away with gift vouchers for iTunes, IKEA, Homebase, Amazon and a 25% discount at Big Yellow Self Storage. For competitions to win fantastic prizes and to join our growing community visit the Big Yellow Self Storage Facebook page.

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Resolutions For The Whole Year, Not Just January

Resolutions For The Whole Year, Not Just January

The start of a New Year is the perfect time to make a resolution that will benefit you and your living space. Only 40% of resolutions made at the start of the year make it past January. Therefore the solution to maintaining them is to make small and manageable promises that you can keep all year round. Here’s our selection of simple New Year’s Resolutions that you can keep longer than one month: If you think your wardrobe is due for an overhaul then this is the opportunity to free up valuable space. You can do this regularly at different times throughout the year as your winter clothing may need a refresh or there’s a jacket that you think you’ll never wear again. There’s no need to hoard it but rather than throwing them away, you can give them to […]

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Tips & Tricks: Clearing Post Christmas Clutter

Tips & Tricks: Clearing Post Christmas Clutter

The Christmas period is coming to an end but that doesn’t mean you will want to be reminded of it all year round. Here are some tips to reduce the amount of Christmas clutter in your home for the New Year. When you remove your decorations after the 12 days of Christmas, make sure that they are stored in the same boxes. If any decorations have broken or you no longer want them, there is no need to keep them for next year. Only keep the decorations that you will want to use again. The time after Christmas is a great time to sort through your wardrobes and cabinets to make room for new items you have received as gifts. Sort through your clothing, shoes and any accessories and make a pile of items that no longer fit or you […]

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  • 28th December 2010
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Mountain Trek In Support Of Cash For Kids

Mountain Trek In Support Of Cash For Kids

Derek from our Armadillo Dundee store was recently asked to accompany Cash for Kids coordinator, Alison Carr on a Mountain Trek in the High Tatras Mountains, Poland. The purpose of the trek was to raise as much money as possible for the Radio Tay – Cash for Kids Charity which the Dundee store is heavily involved with. Cash for Kids supports thousands of children across the North East of the UK who suffer abuse or neglect, are disabled and have special needs or simply need a little extra care or guidance. The trip lasted 9 days, which included 5 days of mountain trekking and living in the High Tatras Mountain range. Each day involved around 7 hours of walking and the occasional rock climbing at the steeper parts, to reach peaks of around 2000 meters. Day 5 of the trek […]

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  • 24th December 2010
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‘Elf’ Storage

‘Elf’ Storage

One of the letters has fallen off the sign at our Armadillo Hull store and we thought we would keep it that way over the festive season. The sign now reads “Armadillo Elf Storage” so if Santa is looking for some extra helpers before Christmas Day, then we’re definitely the place to come! To find out more information about how you can benefit from storing of your belongings and elves, visit www.bigyellow.co.uk/personal to get started.

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  • 23rd December 2010
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Win A PS3 Slim Console and Gran Turismo 5 With Big Yellow Self Storage!

Win A PS3 Slim Console and Gran Turismo 5 With Big Yellow Self Storage!

We’re giving you to chance to win a PS3 Slim console and the fast paced Gran Turismo 5 game. The console continues to offer cutting-edge features and functions such as the ability to enjoy high-definition Blu-ray disc movies and games, as well as various content and services downloadable through the Playstation network. The console and game will give you the ultimate driving experience with over 800 car models to race on 35 courses! To get your hands on this fantastic prize all you have to do is race over to the ‘Competitions’ tab on Big Yellow’s Facebook page and answer this question: Who was the last British racing driver to win the Formula 1 Championship? a. Jenson Button b. Nigel Mansell c. Damon Hill

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Tips & Tricks: Celebrate Christmas In Your Home Without The Clutter

Tips & Tricks: Celebrate Christmas In Your Home Without The Clutter

Christmas Day is drawing closer and by following these tips over the festive period you can celebrate without cluttering your home. If you’ve bought a real Christmas tree, many local councils offer free recycling and will pick it up for you like they would on a normal refuse collection. You can save storage space all year round by easily disposing of them when Christmas is over. Don’t use Christmas as an excuse to overload your home with a dancing snowman or a singing Santa. Adding decorations to every bit of free space in your home is a quick way to make it look crowded and cluttered. Try playing Christmas music instead to get in a festive mood. Rather than having large decorations you could just tie a ribbon around everyday items such as door handles, banisters and potted plants. This […]

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The Big Yellow Christmas Gift Guide

The Big Yellow Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas just a few days away, many people will still be rushing around the shops to get their last minute gifts and hoping there will be no more snow until Christmas Day. Here are some top tips for presents to buy without creating clutter in your friends or family’s homes. It is essential when purchasing gifts for people that you buy items they actually want or need and avoid duplicating what they already have. Every year people receive Christmas gifts that are really nice but they just have no idea what to do with them. Instead of being put to good use they end up not being used and put in a closet. Buying an activity experience is a great present and there are many things that they offer such as luxury spa treatments, sport stadium tours and driving […]

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Bodega Catena Zapata Master Class

Bodega Catena Zapata Master Class

Hi again! It’s Matt the wine manager at ‘The Wine Cellars’ located in Big Yellow Self Storage’s Fulham branch with an update to the wine blog from our recent Catena Zapata event. We had the opportunity to invite Mariela Molinari to The Wine Cellars who is a winemaker at Catena Zapata. They have been established since 1902 and have become one of Argentina’s premier wine makers. Catena’s Alta range has regularly been awarded 90+ points from leading wine authority Robert Parker, making it some of the best value for money wine in the world. All wines tasted on the night were of outstanding quality and here are my top picks: Catena ‘Alamos’ Malbec 2009 £7-8 (Available at Majestic, Slurp & other retailers) A fantastic nose of black cherries, plums, coffee and warm Bakewell tart. With a long, toasty blackcurrant and […]

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Big Yellow Supports Mayors Toy Appeal

Big Yellow Supports Mayors Toy Appeal

For the 3rd year running, Big Yellow Tunbridge Wells is supporting The Mayors Toy appeal in the area. We are acting as a donation station for toys and offering free storage to the appeal in the run up to Christmas. The Toy Appeal is celebrating its 21st anniversary and each year they have been helping children from disadvantaged families celebrate Christmas. The local community can donate gifts, which will then be wrapped in our store and given to children as presents. Last year the Toy Appeal successfully gave Christmas gifts to 279 children living in the area of Tunbridge Wells, with many of the presents donated by local residents, shops and stores, as well as local churches, schools and other organisations.

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