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Big Yellow Bramall Lane win a Sheffield Telegraph Environment Award

Big Yellow Bramall Lane win a Sheffield Telegraph Environment Award

Big Yellow picked up the Business award for outstanding environmental and sustainable innovations and improvements at this year’s Sheffield Telegraph Environment Awards last night. In its fifth year, the event was truly inspiring with guest speakers including Paul Hudson, the BBC Look North weather reporter, discussing issues relating to climate change and changing the public’s opinion. Big Yellow was up against some tough competition including Meadow Hall Shopping centre for their outstanding recycling system. Hannah Jones, Big Yellow employee said “The judges were really impressed with Big Yellow’s commitment to the environment and the fact that we have a green feature in a large number of our stores. They also commented on how passionate the staff were about the company’s corporate social responsibility and in particular Bramall Lane store which has encouraged local wildlife, flora and fauna by planting hundreds […]

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Preparing for Winter!

Preparing for Winter!

It’s approaching that time of year again when the woolly hats and scarves come out, the central heating comes on and the beach gear goes to the very back of the wardrobe to become a mere distant memory. But apart from clothes, what else should we be putting on the back burner? We at Big Yellow have put together a list of the things to do to get ready for the next few months of icy weather. Unless you’re hoping to open a small ice skating rink in your back garden, the time has come for you to wave goodbye to the paddling pool as it goes to its home in storage or the garage to spend a long lonely winter. It brought hours of enjoyment in the summer time but now with winter approaching its far more enjoyable for […]

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Cash in on your spare room next June to earn up to £1000!

Cash in on your spare room next June to earn up to £1000!

Are you finding it hard during the downturn in the economy? Fancy going on holiday next year, but you can’t afford it? Well the answer could come from your spare room. Simply by letting it out during the world’s biggest sporting event next year, you could increase your income by up to £1,000! So how do you go about doing it? Michael Holmes, presenter of Channel 5’s Britain’s Best Home and editor-in-chief of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, Real Homes magazine and Period Living magazine, believes that by clearing out your spare room and renting a self storage unit for as little as £5 a day, 5.4 million homeowners, who have a additional space, in the UK could be cashing in on local events such as the famous Edinburgh Hogmanay, Oxford Literary Fair, the Grand National in Aintree or the PGA […]

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Antiques of tomorrow: old computers and phones

Antiques of tomorrow: old computers and phones

So you’ve discovered your old coat from many, many winters ago in the back of the cupboard. You try it on, just to see if it still fits; you put your hand in the pocket and pull out a large, brick shaped object. On closer inspection, you discover it is your old mobile phone, the one from long before the days of touch screen and cameras. Well did you know that you could potentially get a rather large amount of money for that old ‘brick’? When we think of antiques, we usually think of precious pieces of china or family heirlooms passed down from generations. We don’t often associate the word with phones and computers. However, an expert at the BBC show ‘The Antiques Roadshow’ believes that future generations will be bringing their old mobiles on to the show, particularly […]

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Big Yellow Fellows get their legs waxed for charity!

Big Yellow Fellows get their legs waxed for charity!

Having cycled more than 191 miles around London over two days to raise money for charity, the four man team made up of Big Yellow staff, decided to get their legs waxed one by one in celebration at raising so much money for the Get Kids Going! charity. The team, made up of leader, Mike FitzGerald, store manager at Big Yellow Romford, Luke McLaughlin from Birmingham Big Yellow, Richard Shubrook and Paul Holmes from Big Yellow Head office, decided that if the team raised over £1,500 Luke and Mike would get their legs waxed, at £2,000 Richard is up with Paul following behind at £3,000. Team leader Mike told us “We were so amazed at how much everyone got behind us and supported the challenge. As the money grew higher and higher, we started talking about what else we could […]

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Feature: Use Big Yellow Self Storage and become a top eBay Seller 


Feature: Use Big Yellow Self Storage and become a top eBay Seller 


The rise of the eBay auction site has been incredible. Set up in the 1980s, today eBay has over 100 million users, both buying and selling, and the opportunities to make money keep on growing. To become a successful eBay entrepreneur however takes coordination, planning and a lot of storage space. Platinum sellers can make sales of up to £15,000 per month – that’s a lot of material to turn around and store in your living room! Maintain stock control – as a first time eBay seller, don’t feel overwhelmed if your product range gets out of control. Anyone can end up simply surrounded by ‘stuff’. After de-cluttering your own home and selling unwanted goods online, friends and family may start to offload their items to you as well. Personal storage can help if you are suddenly faced with wardrobes […]

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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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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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Top 5 DIY Websites For Tips

Top 5 DIY Websites For Tips

There are many DIY websites on the internet, but we are big fans of five in particular. Some are strictly DIY while some are more design focussed. Some are glorified message boards while some are absolutely stunning websites. However, they’re all going to be help you fulfil your DIY needs. Doityourself.com – A massive online resource filled with in-depth “how to” articles, forums, videos, and user submitted “Did it myself!” projects. There is also a Question of the Day section, Tips & Tricks, and more. Ikeahacker.com – This website allows you to not only customise your Ikea flat pack furniture, but also offers fantastic ideas for modifications or “hacks.” The site is the brainchild of Jules in Malaysia (who lives only 15 minutes away from an Ikea store), but most ideas and articles are user submitted. Our favourites include the […]

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Create a Relaxing Home Office

Create a Relaxing Home Office

If you’re working from a home office many things can cause a distraction such as paperwork that hasn’t been filed or a large amount of items around your desk. Here are some suggestions to make your home office a more productive place to work. Simple things like changing your desktop picture to something calming and pleasing to look at will make spending a day in front of the screen less of a chore. It’s also a great way to compensate for an office that doesn’t necessarily boast a room with a view. Place house plants around the room in order to not only look better but aid the circulation of oxygen through the office. Let there be light and take advantage of any outdoor space you may have. Stay hydrated and ditch the sugar to avoid the sugar crash and […]

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