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How To Start Your Own Collection

How To Start Your Own Collection

People collect things for many different reasons. For some it is a hobby, others are continuing a family tradition and many do it to make money. If you would like to start your own collection, first decide what you want to collect and why. For example there would be no point in collecting restaurant napkins because you think it will make you millions. Aiming to get rich is a risky reason to begin a collection, there are no guarantees that you will be in profit and you could end up losing cash. To make money from a collection you have to acquire something which other people desire and will pay for. Art and antiques can be very prosperous but often need a high investment in the first place. Unless you consider yourself to be an expert in your chosen field, […]

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Big Yellow Self Storage’s Big Thinker

Big Yellow Self Storage’s Big Thinker

On the closing day of the Big Thinker’s competition, I was on my laptop at home feeling frantic. I furiously messaged friends, family and anyone else who would take any notice, to convince them to ‘Like’ my Big Thinker’s entry before 4pm so I could win the Big Thinkers Internship. For those of you who don’t know what I am talking about – earlier this year the Big Yellow Self Storage Company launched a competition to win a month’s internship with their online communications team in London. I had to write something funny, catchy or downright silly, incorporating the words ‘Big’ and ‘Yellow’ and submit it on the Big Yellow Self Storage Facebook page. My challenge was to then get the most ‘Likes’ or retweets on my entry from friends and family. I was a Facebook fan before this competition, […]

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Make Some Space, Make Some Money

Make Some Space, Make Some Money

You don’t have to be David Dickenson to spot a valuable item in your home. Having a good search around your home may uncover some precious heirlooms you’ve previously overlooked. Most garages, lofts and sheds are crammed full of belongings, clearing out these spaces could have you laughing all the way to the bank. There are countless success stories of people finding antique items in their homes worth hundreds or even thousands of pounds. Ian and Lynda Spires from Milton Keynes uncovered some old railway signs in their loft, worth an amazing £20,000. The signs were being used as make shift flooring. Even if you don’t find a rare antique or priceless collector’s item in your house, it is a good opportunity to de-clutter areas which are getting a bit untidy. You will benefit from having more space in your […]

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Big Yellow Self Storage & The Gadget Show Team Up For Record Breaking Giant Game Of Tetris

Big Yellow Self Storage & The Gadget Show Team Up For Record Breaking Giant Game Of Tetris

The Gadget Show has created a gigantic Tetris game to beat a world record in a show which aired on Monday night. The Channel Five show set a new Guinness World Record for the largest game of Tetris ever played. The programme produced a spectacular instillation using boxes donated by Big Yellow Self Storage, with bright lights inside every box. The 1984 game, which involves moving and rotating shaped blocks to fit into lines, was recreated using 200 of Big Yellow’s extra large storage boxes making a grid of 105.7 metre squared. Presenters Ortis Deley, Suzi Perry, Pollyanna Woodward and Jon Bentley controlled the game on the ground by stamping on directional pressure pads, whilst Jason Bradbury oversaw the game from a cherry picker, shouting directions to his fellow team members. To beat the previous record, the technology show’s presenters […]

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Charity Race Night For A Great Cause

Charity Race Night For A Great Cause

To aid The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign a charity race night was recently held at The Fairfield Halls in Croydon with our Big Yellow Bromley store sponsoring one of the races. The campaign supports the great work of the Royal Marsden which raises money to help the hospital stay at the leading edge of cancer treatment, research and care. The evening was compared by Channel 4’s own racing legend Derek Thompson and featured comedian Kevin Day to help Royal Marsden go that extra mile with the work that they provide for their patients. It was a great night of fun for our members of staff that attended and for everyone involved. Visit The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign for further information on fundraising, making a donation and organising your own events for this amazing cause!

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

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

Welcome to the sixth and final 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 declutter and ease tensions in the home. We’ve already looked at space saving tips for your home in the living room, space saving solutions to plan the perfect space in the kitchen and the at home team will be bringing you solutions to clear the clutter in relationships by relieving tension in your family dynamic through self storage. A third of Britons claim that clutter is the main source of tension around the home with arguments occurring at least once per week and 2.4 million of us are arguing about it more than once a day. Clutter around the home could be depriving […]

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Win An iPad With Big Yellow Space Savers

Win An iPad With Big Yellow Space Savers

We’ve launched our brand new Facebook game ‘Big Yellow Space Savers’ and every two weeks we’ll be giving away some amazing prizes including an iPad and an Xbox console. To win one of our prizes you’ll have to store as many items as possible in your virtual Big Yellow Self Storage room and by inviting your friends to take part in the game, you’ll be earning points when they store items too! All you have to do is catch falling items from a van before they hit the ground. Once you’ve caught them successfully you’ll be able to store an item from the gallery in your room, with each item giving you points on the leader board. You can personally add one item a day and you can see your friend’s recently added items in your virtual self storage room. […]

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

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

Welcome to the fifth 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 those of you who work from home some great solutions to ensure your work doesn’t interfere with your home life. We’ve already looked at space saving tips for your home in the bedroom, space saving solutions to help transform your garden and the at home team will be bringing you solutions to get the work/life balance right at home by transforming areas into zones and maximising space through self storage. If you regularly work from home, the work space can be one of the areas of the house that seems to get cluttered faster than others. Setting apart your work space and the areas of home where you […]

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We’ve Been Rated Over 3,000 Times!

We’ve Been Rated Over 3,000 Times!

As some of you may have noticed, we’ve recently launched a new Ratings & Reviews section on the Big Yellow site to give you some insight into how other customers rate our stores. This month we’ve had over 250 reviews from customers who have rated us on convenience, store environment, security, accessibility and value on a 5 star scale. Here’s how we did. Overall – 4.6 Convenience of location – 4.4 Quality of store environment – 4.6 Security features – 4.7 Access – 4.4 Value for money – 4.1 At Big Yellow our attention to customer service is paramount, so next time you’re on bigyellow.co.uk check out our Ratings & Reviews section online to see what other customers have to say.

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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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