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  • 11th April 2012
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Summer getting closer? Store your winter sports safely.

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer. Outside the trees are green and the sun, for once, can be seen. However cupboards and spare hallways now holds a strong resemblance to an Igloo, with thermals, snow boots and Christmas goods still scattered. Yes, it’s that time to make the switch from heaters to fans, snowboards to surfboards and Long Johns to Speedos, or whatever floats your boat. But what do you do with your winter gear? Big Yellow is here to help, so take a look at some handy ways to prevent an avalanche of winter clutter in your home. With the exception of winter sports enthusiasts, penguins and the Ice Man, I’m sure everyone is glad to see the back of the snow and cold weather. But for those whose homes currently look like shrines dedicated to the […]

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  • 6th April 2012
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De-stressing Easter!

De-stressing Easter!

Easter should be a great time for all the family; kids coming over, family together at last! But often what starts out as a celebration we’re all excited about turns out to deliver exactly the opposite – a hugely stressful weekend. From too many kids with not enough things to do, to overly fussy relatives, Easter can often be somewhat overwhelming for the host family. Don’t let this happen to your weekend by following Big Yellow’s top tips on how to avoid a family bust-up by de-stressing this weekend! 1. De-cluttering: Right, you’ve got loads of people coming over, and loads of people means less space in your household, so anticipate this and free up as much room as you possibly can. • Clear your spaces of potentially breakable items. If you have storage in the attic or cellar, make […]

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Big Yellow staff race around the Olympic Stadium for charity!

Big Yellow staff race around the Olympic Stadium for charity!

Four members of Big Yellow’s staff did their bit for the charity Get Kids Going last weekend by competing in a 4x100m relay against teams from round the country at the all new stadium in Stratford. The team consisting of Big Yellow staff Sharon McCarthy, Luke McLaughlin, Paul Holmes and Mike FitzGerald were hot on the heels of the other competitors finishing a very respectable 2nd out of 8 teams. The event, part of the Gold Challenge, sees the total amount raised so far by the team hit well over the £3,000 mark! Team member Sharon McCarthy who works for Big Yellow’s Head Office said: “What a great day! To be one of the first people to run around such a famous landmark is an absolute privilege. It was enhanced further by the fact that we came second and increased […]

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  • 23rd March 2012
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Creating a home library

Are you an avid reader? Do you want a space to get away from the world and delve into a good magazine or classic book? A home library could be just what you are looking for and you don’t need a mansion for this dream to come true. We have put together some top tips on how to get started. Location: The ideal space is quiet, preferably with doors. This could be a guest bedroom or loft if you have one. If you are not blessed with this much space, look at combining a room such as a sitting area. Your library can be a perfect space to entertain guests too. Shelves: Take a look at the size of your space and the amount of books you currently own. Try and use all possible space with shelving, this can be […]

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  • 22nd March 2012
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Where to keep your favourite pair…

Do you have a mountain of shoes at your front door? With a smaller mountain at the back door? And a large, unorganised mound at the bottom of your wardrobe? Then now is the time to sort out your shoe collection. Whether you have a million pairs of trainers, or heels you forgot you even owned, check out our top tips for storing your shoes, and put an end to shoe mounds and odd shoes. Removing the clutter from the front door: First of all, decide what shoes are allowed to stay at the front door. Be strict! Every day work shoes are fine, but high heels you throw on once a month should not be left lying next to the front door. Once you have been ruthless, stay ruthless. Ask all household members to only keep one or two […]

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  • 8th March 2012
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Room makeovers

We’ve all moved into a property with best intentions of giving the interior an overhaul and adding our own touch. But, by the time you’ve paid all the moving costs and bought all the essentials, the reality is most of us don’t have enough money to crack on with that winning makeover. There are ways to give your rooms a spruce without spending a fortune. Simple things like getting rid of that stain on the carpet, having another look at that comfy old armchair you’ve been hiding away because it’s so worn and spending a bit of time rolling your sleeves up for a quick revamp. 1. Stain removal – tips from FB. Thanks for letting us know all your top stain removers. We’ve put together a blog about getting rid of anything, from that red wine stain to grass […]

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Spring clean your office!

Spring clean your office!

Are you drowning under a mountain of paperwork, do you struggle to find things you need in a hurry, is your desk looking like the base of a bonfire? Fear not, help is at hand with our top tips for spring cleaning your home office and organising your desk. Follow these and you could save time hunting for that missing file you were after and improve creativity at the same time! Starting out: First off, spend a day getting organised and de-clutter. Arm yourself with a roll of bin liners, some archive storage boxes (from as little as £3.74) and handy tidy trays. Decide what you need daily, once a week, occassionally or never (but need to keep) and put them to one side, everything else – chuck! Be ruthless, what do you really need, old bus tickets, flyers, invitations […]

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  • 2nd March 2012
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CREATING A POOL ROOM

CREATING A POOL ROOM

Is your shed or basement full of clutter and looking for a real purpose in life? Then why not turn it into an amazing pool room! Fun for all ages and a cool design piece for your home, what more would you want for your abode? A pool table is a great addition to the household, but it is a big item, so how do you make room for it? Big Yellow is here to help. The Table: Pool tables come in a range of sizes. English pool tables can come in diminutive 6 footers, whereas the American pool tables range from 7-9ft. So before you dive straight into your pocket, take a minute to assess where you can realistically house your table. First, check out what exterior space you have available. Do you have a shed or garage full […]

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  • 29th February 2012
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Want to be a DJ?

Call yourself a DJ? With Big Yellow’s help you could be as we help you transform yourself into the next Tiesto. All you need is the right equipment, the right space and your DJ name. Don’t leave your spare room to boxes and clutter, re-claim it as the hub of your masterful, music creations. The best quality DJ gear doesn’t come cheap, but there are some ways you can at least create the perfect DJ booth for a figure that won’t break the bank. We’ve compiled some of the top items to help kick start your home, music-producing scene. 1. De-clutter your spare room and clear it completely to make room for your new studio! If you haven’t got enough space to store your old stuff and you’re not ready to chuck it out just yet, Big Yellow can help […]

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  • 23rd February 2012
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Start having dinner in your dining room!

Start having dinner in your dining room!

Remember those dinner parties you used to have when you first bought your house? Remember the days before you ate your dinner on your knees in front of the TV? If so you may remember that space called the dining room that you once had! As we’re moving into spring, Big Yellow Self Storage is helping you get storage fit by de-cluttering rooms in your house and bringing back some space in your life. Check out our top tips on how to re-claim the dining room: 1: First off – Remember – the table is not a shelf for stacking things on. Your dining room table had a purpose once, to provide you and your family and friends with a hub around which you can communicate and share precious memories. So to start with move everything off your table and […]

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