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Big Yellow Self Storage is named one of the greenest UK companies

Big Yellow Self Storage is named one of the greenest UK companies

We’re proud to have achieved a position in The Sunday Times Green List, which awards the top 60 UK companies who act in the most environmentally responsible manner. The “Best Green Companies” listing, now in its fourth year, has become the standard against which companies can measure their environmental performance and they must also demonstrate that their employees are engaged and committed to protecting the environment. Big Yellow was the only self storage company to appear in the list as we’ve always operated in a responsible way by investing in green buildings and operations. Over one third of our stores have onsite renewable technology such as solar panel roofs which has increased our renewable energy generation by 11.5% in the past year alone. Other ‘green’ initiatives such as motion sensor lighting, rain water harvesting and green roof insulation also feature […]

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Six Months And You’re Out!

Six Months And You’re Out!

It’s now that time of the year, when you begin to realise that those January Sale purchases were unnecessary and you need to decide what needs to go. Using self storage is a useful solution for those items you don’t want to throw away but you can’t find a home for. In order to help you decide what should stay and what should go, follow this simple rule – six months and you’re out! This golden rule can be used when managing other areas of the home, whether you’re updating your wardrobe, clearing the garage, emptying the garden shed or even moving your office. However, getting rid of some objects may be harder than you imagined and thankfully for those things that really have to stay there are other options. Consider storing items in a secure environment away from the […]

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Tips And Tricks: Prepare For Company

Tips And Tricks: Prepare For Company

De-cluttering your home should not just be a one off occurance. Being able to welcome visitors into a tidy home fulfills a home-owners sense of pride and allows visitors, both planned and spontaneous to enter into a calm and social sanctuary. Regularly completing simple tasks such as sorting through mail, wiping services and making your bed as well as hoovering and dusting on a weekly basis enables you to keep on top of the clutter eliminating the need for a one day a year hardcore clear out. The most important area to tackle when preparing your home for spontaneous visitors is the bathroom. The next is the lounge, vacuuming will make a dramatic improvement on the appearance of your home. Wipe your kitchen surfaces, discarding any crumbs you may have picked up into the sink and rinse. Don’t spoil your […]

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Tips And Tricks: Decluttering Your Online Life

Tips And Tricks: Decluttering Your Online Life

Decluttering your home is extremely useful but it only works if you go the whole way and don’t miss out the small yet often highly stressful areas of your life. Here are three handy ways you can de-clutter your online life. If you spend a lot of time on social networks you can be forever inundated with notifications and requests. Using Tweetdeck is the simplest way to monitor and manage your online social activites. Tweetdeck allows users to collect their Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIN, Myspace and Google Buzz updates all in one place. To reduce the amount of online clutter users can even opt out of recieving specific updates making this customisable application perfect for your needs. Instapaper is a personalised online article storage system. By simply installing a “Read Later” bookmark, once signed up, users of Instapaper can save […]

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Big Yellow Is Working Together With READ International

Big Yellow Is Working Together With READ International

We’ve been working with READ International, a network of students who volunteer at 45 universities across Britain. We’ve been able to provide storage for thousands of books, getting them ready for shipping to Tanzania and Uganda. The latest shipment was loaded up on 9th May from Norwich and other Big Yellow stores with a staggering 296,965 books which volunteers had been collecting over the past year. These books are now on the way for educational use in deprived schools in East Africa. To find out how you can get active with READ International or donate books to the project please visit their Facebook group.

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Armadillo Self Storage Supports Life For A Kid

Armadillo Self Storage Supports Life For A Kid

Our Armadillo Hull store has come to the aid of local charity ‘Life For A Kid’ which was formed earlier this year. Their goal is to make a difference to the lives of young children in the area with critical illnesses and disabilities. The charity founder, Dean Hoggard, is from the area and is working with the Great Britain ALL STARS who are a team of ex-Rugby League internationals. A small charity shop has opened to raise extra money and we’ve been able to donate one of our storage rooms to help the cause. The Great Britain ALL STARS travel the nation playing charity matches in front of thousands of rugby league fans and the whole team in Hull are very proud to be part of a great local charity.

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Win An iPad 2 With Big Yellow Self Storage

Win An iPad 2 With Big Yellow Self Storage

We’re giving you another chance to win the latest iPad 2 in our new prize giveaway on our Facebook Page. The new edition of the iPad includes front and rear facing cameras that can record in HD and support ‘FaceTime’. With an increase in battery life it will allow you to watch movies, play games and talk to friends online for even longer! To be in with a chance of winning this great prize all you need to do is answer the following question on the Big Yellow Facebook Page. When was Apple founded? a. 1976 b. 1986 c. 1996

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Big Yellow Bird House

Big Yellow Bird House

A family of blue tits have found a new home at our Big Yellow Colchester store in a wall mounted ashtray. The tiny birds have been chirping away and a sign has been put in place to make sure people don’t use it while they are nesting. We’ve decided not to charge rent, so the blue tits are welcome to stay until they’re ready to leave the nest!

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Tips & Tricks: DIY Around Your Home

Tips & Tricks: DIY Around Your Home

Learning basic DIY can be a beneficial skill to have as you can save money on home improvement and emergency repairs. Here are some top tips on how to use DIY around your home. If you’re a complete novice then it’s advised that you learn some basic skills from your friends and family as well as the many DIY websites online. In no time you’ll be looking for things to fix all over your home! One important thing to remember about DIY is make sure you set enough time to complete a job and add an extra hour on top just to make sure. Most DIY errors occur when someone is trying to rush through a project. However if you start a job then you must finish it. Leaving a job unfinished can make your home look messy and if […]

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Clear Clutter When Moving In With Your Partner

Clear Clutter When Moving In With Your Partner

If you’re moving in with your partner for the first time it may be hard to find a space to fit all of your belongings from your previous homes. Before you move in together you should go through your belongings and decide what you really want to keep, what can be donated and what can be stored until you find free space in your home. If both of you move all your belongings it can become overwhelming as there is maybe too much. If you found it a struggle to find space in your previous home then you will need to make a sacrifice. Now that both of you have made a compromise and have gotten rid of your clutter, you can really start organising. Any items that you want to sell or donate but want to keep can be […]

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