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How To Make The Most Of Your Garden Space This Summer

How To Make The Most Of Your Garden Space This Summer

The summer is a great time to enjoy your garden, the weather is good and your flowers are blooming. At this time of year there can be a lot of maintenance that needs to be done and you might decide to spruce up the design. The sites below will provide you with lots of tips and tricks to keep your garden in great condition, regardless of what the size is. Royal Horticultural Society – a charity founded in 1804 that is dedicated to promoting gardening and horticulture. They’re famous for flower shows which are open to the public but their website offers advice for a novice to the experienced gardener. The site is frequently updated with seasonal tips and handy help along with an online community which features a forum for expert advice. Gardeners World is the online version of […]

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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

We’ve teamed up with our friends at home magazine to give you top advice on personal storage solutions over the next six weeks. Stay tuned as we’ll be looking at how you can save space and declutter in all areas of your home…… Welcome to the first 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. Over the next six weeks, the at home team will be bringing you personal storage solutions about how to declutter in all areas of your home, including the living room, bedroom and garden. It’s important to remember that keeping a tidy mind means keeping a tidy home. You can create space through natural palettes in design or decluttering style choices throughout your home – decluttering regularly will help you […]

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Big Yellow Self Storage Finds Two Social Media Gurus

Big Yellow Self Storage Finds Two Social Media Gurus

Earlier in the summer we unveiled the Big Think to search for students that are passionate about social networking, social media and web culture. Those taking part had to prove their enthusiasm for social media by submitting a catchy, funny or downright silly news headline which had to include the words “Big” and “Yellow” on our Big Yellow Self Storage page on Facebook. Many of the entries were topical as they mentioned the General Election that was happening at the time and the noisy Vuvuzelas in the World Cup. Entrants were then encouraged to get as many ‘Likes’ or retweets on their entry as possible from their friends, family and complete strangers to get their hands on the prize. The winner would win an internship with the Big Yellow online communications team and the runners-up would receive an iPod Touch. […]

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Win A Nintendo Wii Sports Resort Bundle With Big Yellow Self Storage

Win A Nintendo Wii Sports Resort Bundle With Big Yellow Self Storage

This summer we’re celebrating the great sporting summer by giving you the chance to win a Nintendo Wii Bundle, Wii Motion Plus and Wii Sports Resort. It is the perfect package for those that are sports mad or think they can do better than the pro’s! We’re not just fans of the World Cup, we’ve been racing on our bikes, serving aces and practicing our golf swing just in time for The Open Championship. The Wii Sports Resort will take you away to a sea side world of challenges, filled with more than 12 sports to get involved in. To get your hands on this fantastic prize all you have to do is head over to Big Yellow’s Facebook page and answer this question: What kind of surface is the tennis at Wimbledon played on? a. Hard b. Grass c. […]

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We’ve Launched A New iPhone App: The Big Yellow Space Kit

…A toolkit that sits in your back pocket – not the garage. As part of our ongoing commitment to help the nation make the most of their space – we’ve launched an iPhone application packed with tools to help people at home, at work, or even at one of our stores. The Big Yellow Space Kit is full of easy-to-use tools with everything from a Floor Planner that lets users try out different room designs on the go to see if things fit, to a Box Archiver that allows users to list their items so they know exactly where they are perfect for those moving home or using self storage. The Big Yellow Space Kit is available to download for FREE from the Apple App Store now here. View the Big Yellow Space Kit screen cast to view all the […]

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Feature: The Key Steps For Redecorating Your Home

Feature: The Key Steps For Redecorating Your Home

Now you have seen the Best Online Resources and Added Inspiration when it comes to redecorating your home, we thought we would let you know the key steps for actually doing it! Redecorating your home, or even just one room, is exciting. If you’ve just moved, you’ve got a totally blank canvas to build your dream décor, and if you’re giving a long-term home a lick of paint, it’s just as much as a fresh start. There is a tendency to get slightly overwhelmed by the task at hand, but there are a few key steps you can take during the preparation stage to prevent this from happening. First, plan, plan and plan some more. It sounds dull, but it will truly save time and money in the long run. This also helps you to think about what you really […]

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Removals Day and How to Handle It

Removals Day and How to Handle It

Ask those about to move house what they are most apprehensive about and you can bet their answers are going to be the same: removals day! Removals day can be one of the most stressful aspects of the moving process if you’re under-prepared. The combination of packing the car, talking to your removals men, handling the kids and getting some sort of order going once you’ve arrived at your new house can all get way too much! However, with proper preparation removals day doesn’t have to be a struggle. In fact, it can be quite pleasurable when everything’s prepared in advance, and you enjoy the excitement of knowing you’ll soon be starting a brand new life with your family. Why not follow these handy tips for a stress-free moving day that’ll get you on the road to your new house […]

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Big Yellow Self Storage Finds A Cracking Social Media Intern

Big Yellow Self Storage Finds A Cracking Social Media Intern

We recently unveiled the Big Think, a search for students passionate about social networks, social media and web culture. Entrants had to prove their gusto on Facebook and Twitter to craft attention grabbing headlines, whilst promoting themselves on the social web. Designed for undergraduates and graduates alike and those interested in social media the internship is a fantastic opportunity for the winner to work and learn with our online communications team in London this summer. The internship scheme offers students a detailed program focusing on how to effectively enhance brand presence online and through social media sites such as Facebook. To secure this prize, students had to enter by submitting a catchy, funny or downright silly news headline which had to include the words “Big” and “Yellow” on our Big Yellow Self Storage page on Facebook. We saw many Big […]

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Added Inspiration for Redecorating Your Home

Added Inspiration for Redecorating Your Home

Following on from our Redecorating Your Home – The Best Online Resources blog post, we thought we would give you added inspiration while you’re redecorating your house. If you’ve had a clear out and decided to store some belongings while you refresh the house, or even re-do the place entirely, look to the design blogs below to tickle the right side of your brain. decor8 – Holly Becker, a freelance journalist and design consultant launched decor8 in January 2006 long before design blogs became a trusted and popular source of information on the web. An established site known as a reliable design resource to over 35,000 daily readers, decor8 (a creative play on the word decorate) is dedicated to sharing honest opinions, fresh decorating ideas, beautiful interior spaces, independent art and design, products and services, and articles meant to inspire […]

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Feature: Redecorating Your Home – The Best Online Resources

Feature: Redecorating Your Home – The Best Online Resources

When it comes to redecorating your home, don’t forget about the dead space that could be used for storage. Look at corners of rooms, nooks and crannies in which shelving or units could be placed. Don’t be constrained by a box mentality though, you can find specially designed units to fit almost any space. The retailers below will provide you with a source of furniture to suit almost any need – in any colour, size and shape. Ikea – the Scandinavian company that is now synonymous with good quality basics at low prices. It is a hugely popular destination for model styled décor and accessories, but you can use its products as a base, then personalise them to fit into your home with a bit of creative thinking. Graham and Green – opened its first shop in Notting Hill in […]

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