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At Home’s ‘Save Space’ Series: The Best Zones To Save Space Around The Garden

At Home’s ‘Save Space’ Series: The Best Zones To Save Space Around The Garden

Welcome to the fourth installment of at home’s ‘Get Some Space in Your Life’ series with some great advice from leading personal storage experts Big Yellow Self Storage. We’ve already looked at space saving tips for your home in the bedroom and the at home team will be bringing you space saving solutions to help transform your garden. Although summer has drawn to a close, it’s great to relax and enjoy your garden in the autumn sunshine. There can be a lot of maintenance that needs to be done as well and you might decide to spruce up the design. Your garden is an ideal place for the kids to play and you add years to the life of your tools and furniture by transforming your garden shed before the colder months set in. Three Space Saving Tips To Transform […]

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Win An iPod Touch 4G With Big Yellow Self Storage

Win An iPod Touch 4G With Big Yellow Self Storage

We’re giving you the chance to win the newly released fourth-generation iPod Touch. This next-gen iPod carries some fantastic features from the iPhone 4 including a touch-screen, games centre, HD video recording and ‘FaceTime’ giving you face-to-face video calls with friends over Wi-Fi. It also has 8GB’s of storage so you can listen to all your favourite tracks on the go. To get your hands on this fantastic prize all you have to do is head over to the Competition Tab on Big Yellow’s Facebook page and answer this question: Who makes the iPod? a. Banana b. Apple c. Kiwi

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De-Cluttering Your Wardrobe

De-Cluttering Your Wardrobe

Making tough decisions about what clothes to keep can be the hardest part of de-cluttering your wardrobe and many people are afraid that they might throw out something they’ll want in the future. As a result wardrobes can become your own personal indoor storage sheds which house all the old, off season and mismatched things you can’t bear to throw away. Indecision is what causes clutter to build-up and often leads people to hoarding clothes that they would no longer wear, but keep just in case. Keeping all your clothing may seems to be the easiest option but if you can replace the thought of “I’ll get into this someday” with, “I’ll get new things when I lose weight” as an extra incentive and you’ll be on the right path. Here’s some top tips on how to tackle the mountain […]

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Did You Know Airplanes Can Be Stored In The Desert?

Did You Know Airplanes Can Be Stored In The Desert?

Did you know there’s a desert located in Tucson, Arizona that’s the home of US military planes that are no longer in service? The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base had become the home of retired airplanes shortly after World War II and now has a collection of over 4,000. Nicknamed ‘The Boneyard’, the area is spread across 2,600 acres, which is the equivalent of 1,430 football pitches. The site was chosen as a storage facility because of its high altitude and the favourable conditions that allow the aircraft to be left outside for long periods of time without deteriorating too quickly. Among the aircraft kept in ‘The Boneyard’ are B-52 Cold War-era bombers and dozens of F-14 fighter jets. The area has even featured in a series of Hollywood films with the most recent being Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. High-resolution […]

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At Home’s ‘Save Space’ Series: The Best Zones To Save Space Around The Bedroom

At Home’s ‘Save Space’ Series: The Best Zones To Save Space Around The Bedroom

Welcome to the third installment of at home’s ‘Get Some Space in Your Life’ series with some great advice from leading personal storage experts Big Yellow Self Storage. This week, we show you how to save space in your bedroom! We’ve already looked at space saving tips for your kitchen and next week, the at home team will continue to bring you personal storage solutions about how to declutter in all areas of your garden and how to clear the clutter to relieve tension in relationships. Your bedroom should be a haven of comfort and calm but if you’re greeted with clutter instead of the perfect space, it could be robbing you of all the relaxation and sleep you need. Three Space Saving Tips For Your Bedroom Wardrobes Wardrobes can be a great solution to clear clutter from your bedroom […]

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READ International Uganda Update (Part 2)

Throughout the six weeks in Uganda the student volunteers from the University of Edinburgh were faced with many challenges in the library and by the end they had managed to create a fantastic space. The opening ceremony of the library really brought it home to the volunteers what they had achieved. Children had the opportunity to explore the new books that had been donated to READ and kept secure in Big Yellow Self Storage’s rooms across the UK. The day was full of special moments as children of all ages surrounded the team throughout eager to be read to. Children from local primary schools performed during the event standing up reading in front of the others showing their delight at the new facilities. Members of the town council and representatives from the National Library of Uganda set out their ambitions […]

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Tips & Tricks: Student Storage Solutions

Tips & Tricks: Student Storage Solutions

When students move into university halls they’re often faced with small rooms and not enough space to accommodate their stuff. Rooms usually come with a basic wardrobe, bed and desk fitted into a tight space. Here are some top tips to help organise and store things efficiently. As students usually stay in rented accommodation there are limits to what can be done with the room. Drilling into the walls to put up hooks and shelving won’t be allowed so you will have to be ruthless with the items you want to take and be imaginative with the space available. Bringing boxes, containers and over-the-door hangers will stop items becoming cluttered on the floor. You’re likely to hoard more items throughout the year with university work and any purchases you make. Keeping all your work together in designated areas will make […]

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Back To School: Reclaim Your Space

Back To School: Reclaim Your Space

As the kids are preparing to start a new school year, it’s a great opportunity for you to reclaim the areas of the home. These spaces may have been taken over with toys and sports items throughout the summer holidays. Shelving is one of the simplest storage solutions for your child’s belongings as they are kept together in one place. Children can easily find their things and will be able to see exactly where they need to be returned too. Not only are shelves convenient, they’re easy to assemble as they can be mounted directly onto your walls using an L-shaped bracket. The amount of shelving you use depends on the amount of space is available on the wall and the amount of things you need to be placed on them. As children don’t need to store long clothing in […]

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READ International Uganda Update (Part 1)

On the 22nd August READ International completed its latest mission in Uganda with the help of student volunteers from the University of Edinburgh. They were able to successfully distribute over 29,000 textbooks to primary and secondary schools in the Mubende and Masaka districts. At the same time they were also able to aid in the renovation of the Mubende Community Library. When the team from Edinburgh arrived at the library it was a dark and gloomy building with a small number of books gathering dust in a storage cupboard. It was a large space so the team had to really get stuck in if they were to make a difference. The team showed the same enthusiasm that they demonstrated throughout the previous year when the team were collecting textbooks and raising money. For the first time the town had a […]

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Did You Know You Can Store Files In The Cloud?

Did You Know You Can Store Files In The Cloud?

Did you know you can store computer files online without them taking up space on your computer? When you store items online it’s called ‘Cloud Storage’ or ‘The Cloud’ and can often act as a cheaper alternative to buying additional hard drives for your computer. What makes cloud storage so useful is if you’re connected to the internet, you can access your files. It doesn’t matter what your location is or what computer you’re using. There are different forms of cloud storage; private clouds, public and hybrid which make it easy to store documents for you and share with others if they’re too large to fit in an email. Unfortunately Big Yellow can’t store your physical items in our ‘Cloud’ yet but you can store your household items in our self storage rooms for a little as a week, month, […]

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