Self Storage Blog


September 2014

On our bike for Millie’s Trust

The benefit of having a little extra space is huge, especially for the local charities that our Big Yellow stores support. But, we don’t just lend a hand with storage. This month Big Yellow Stockport is lending their feet to Millie’s Trust, a charity that was established in 2012 in memory of Millie Thompson. On the 22nd of September, Ben, Kev, Liam and Amy from our Stockport branch will be showing their support by cycling 450 miles on static bikes. That’s the same distance between our most northern store in Dundee to our one in Stockport. The guys (and girl) will be setting up exercise bikes, kindly provided by Pure Gym and sharing this very heavy cycle load over the course of five days. You can pop in to see them in action or donate online to show your support […]

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We need some space

The first rule of an uncluttered home is to make sure there’s a place for everything. Yet city living means there’s often a limit on storage space – even if you don’t have a lot of stuff. Clever storage solutions are one thing. But once the space under-the-bed, under-the-stairs and on-top-of-the-wardrobe has been filled with your winter duvet, jumpers and scarves or perhaps empty suitcases from holidays past, what do you do? RIBA (The Royal Institution of British Architects) coined the term “rabbit hutch Britain” after it found that the size of a typical new terraced house has fallen from over 1,000 square feet in the 1920s to just 645 square feet today. The average UK home is lacking space the equivalent of a single bedroom but most of us have probably got enough stuff to fill one… maybe even […]

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De-clutter your home to bump up the sale price say estate agents

The UK is in the grip of a housing squeeze with the smallest homes in Western Europe, earning us the title ‘rabbit hutch Britain.’ It’s little wonder then that space is increasingly desirable for home buyers. Big Yellow research has discovered that almost a fifth of buyers (22%) wouldn’t make an offer on a property because it was too cluttered, so it’s important to maximise the space in your home to clinch that sale. We surveyed estate agents across the country to reveal how de-cluttering your home can help it sell for more. In some cases, de-cluttering by removing bulky items to maximise space pushed the sale price up by as much as 11%. In fact, each square foot of floor space freed up is estimated to be worth an average of £238. A huge 95% of estate agents say […]

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