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  • 27th January 2012
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Hidden Treasures: What could you find hidden in your Attic?

Hidden Treasures: What could you find hidden in your Attic?

Attics are the home of Christmas decorations and unused sports equipment from that failed New Year resolution. Often we throw things in our attic to give us a bit more room around the house, leaving us to think what is actually up there? People have uncovered many unique treasures by rummaging through their own belongings and in some special cases those items have been worth millions of pounds. Perhaps it’s time to dedicate an afternoon to clearing out the cobwebs and sorting through your things from years ago. We’ve been hunting around and were amazed at what people uncovered in their attics: 1. Martin Johnson Heade Paintings – While the name may sound unfamiliar, it’s not one that should be forgotten after being heard. Heade is America’s Van Gogh, with his paintings being unknown during his time (1900’s), his flower […]

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  • 26th January 2012
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De-cluttering your kids rooms

Organising your children’s bedroom can be one of the most difficult tasks you face around your home. Keeping it clean can be a problem but with the right organisation, it may make it easier for your child to pick up after themselves and take better care of their toys. Big Yellow Self Storage has come up with some helpful tips on how to de-clutter and organise your child’s bedroom or toy room in the easiest way possible! 1. Get two boxes and one large rubbish bag. Label one box ‘keep’, the other ‘donate’, and start sorting. Work in a clockwise pattern, making sure you hit every section of the room. 2. Invest in some plastic containers to store under the bed, in the closet, or on empty shelves. Go through the ‘keep’ bin and decide which items you’d like to […]

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  • 10th January 2012
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De-cluttering your lounge of gadgets

De-cluttering your lounge of gadgets

We’re kicking off how to get storage FIT in 2012 with tips on how to sort out wires and gadgets as we focus on de-cluttering your tech in the lounge! The age of CD’s, digital cameras and DVD’s are fading away. We’re now living in a world of the Digital Cloud. So before you get left behind, or your other half demands you get rid of all of your favourite gadgets, make 2012 the year that you sort it out and finally get rid of that knot of cables behind your telly and that pile of never played CD’s! 1. It’s MP3’s over CD’s Save space and chuck the CD’s out. Import all your CD’s to your computer as soon as possible. You can use iTunes/Zune/Media Player to do this. It’s worth buying a portable hard drive allowing you extra […]

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  • 5th January 2012
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Resolutions: Get fit and create a home gym for under £100

Resolutions: Get fit and create a home gym for under £100

Ok, so it’s the New Year – you want to get fit, but with some gym memberships being way out of your post-Christmas price range, why not save yourself a few quid and do your workout in the comfort of your own home! For £100 you can quite easily kit out your spare room with equipment from eBay, so you can even shop from home. A multi-gym covers most strength exercises and will allow you to adapt your work out with its multi functions. Or why not try out a simpler piece of equipment and see how many Pull up Push up Sit up Dips you can do! This is a cheap and cheerful £28.49. If your piggy bank is a little too bare for these bits of gym equipment you can do it even cheaper by using more basic […]

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  • 4th January 2012
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Armadillo storage joins a partnership of 40 agencies for North Liverpool Foodbank

Armadillo storage joins a partnership of 40 agencies for North Liverpool Foodbank

Armadillo Storage, Stanley Road, Bootle have agreed to provide a supply of complimentary cardboard boxes to make up emergency food parcels as part of the North Liverpool Foodbank and St. Andrews Church. Dave Reason, Store Manager from Armadillo Storage said he was delighted to support the scheme “We are always looking to play our part in the community, and having met with some of the Foodbank staff and volunteers, we could see how we could help out local people when they really need it.” On Friday 23rd December, Liverpool Primary Care Trust held ‘Jeans for Beans’ day where staff swapped their normal office attire for casual wear in exchange for food contributions to each of the Foodbanks across Liverpool. Dave said “I think our staff saw the benefit of providing nutritionally balanced food for people who are struggling, and Christmas […]

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World Records – Bizarre Collections

World Records  –  Bizarre Collections

Everyone’s collected something at some point in their life. Sometimes finding your passion is as easy as looking around and saving the item that has always fascinated you. But, have you ever wondered what some of weirdest and largest collections people have created? We’ve compiled a list of the wackiest and largest collections from around the world that are all record breakers. How do your collections measure up? 1. Navel Fluff – Australian, Graham Barker has been collecting his own belly button lint since 1984, categorizing it by years in 4 jars. It all started when he wanted to find out how much fluff a person produces and how much it would take to fill a cushion. Barker plans to continue growing his collection, the largest in the world, until he’s no longer physically able to collect his own fluff. […]

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Securing your stock over the holiday period

Securing your stock over the holiday period

Did you know – 1.3 million people sell full time on eBay? That’s a lot of people with a lot of stock currently being stored in their personal property. If you’re one of them, then spare a thought for what you’re going to do over the festive season if you’re going away… It seems this year it’s not just Santa Claus who could be coming down your chimney. According to The Guardian Crime Figures, burglaries are already up 14% on last year. If you don’t want to let thieves fill their stocking with your stock, then why not consider putting it in temporary self storage over Christmas with Big Yellow Self Storage? One of the benefits of Big Yellow Self Storage is the flexibility. You can store from as little as seven days and you only pay for the space […]

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Perfect Wines for Christmas!

Perfect Wines for Christmas!

Want to find out what wines go well with your Turkey? Need to choose the perfect tipple for your mince pies? Look no further. The Big Yellow blog spoke to Matt, Big Yellow’s wine storage expert about finding the crispest whites and the boldest reds to accompany your festive season… BYSS BLOG: We’re thinking of inviting our friends over the night before Christmas, what wine would you recommend as the warm up to the big event? MATT: Take it easy on Christmas Eve – there’s no good done by peaking too early and waking up on Christmas morning with a sore head. I try to stick to wines that are light in body and low in alcohol, these two are perfect: Domaine Carneros Brut, Carneros, California, 2007 £19.99 from www.thepurveyor.com Domaine Carneros is owned by the Champagne house Taittinger who […]

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  • 14th December 2011
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Pets for Christmas!

Pets for Christmas!

Planning on having family and friends plus their pets stay this Christmas? For those of you who don’t have pets of your own and are entertaining someone who’s bringing theirs with them, here are some helpful hints on how to ensure you’re prize possessions stay safe while the pet feels at home. 1. Organise It’s worth planning ahead when it comes to your possessions. If you don’t want something knocked over, played with or covered in fur, make sure it’s safely out of the way. If you don’t have any extra room or have packed away special breakables, Big Yellow Self Storage can help keep your things safe from a little as £7 a week. It’s also best to keep shoes, boots, and bags out of sight to avoid pet teeth marks imprinting on your favourite pair of shoes or […]

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  • 13th December 2011
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Christmas day – Making the most of your space

Christmas day – Making the most of your space

It’s that time of year again and with Christmas rapidly approaching, families are beginning to sort out holiday plans. Who’s playing host? Where will all the children sleep? How to keep the in-laws happy? What causes many people stress over the holidays is how to comfortably fit and entertain all guests in their home. Make sure everyone enjoys the festive season by reading our top tips on how to ensure your guests have the perfect stay and how you can knock one less worry off your holiday to-do-list. Beforehand 1. De-clutter First things first; you’ve got a few weeks to go before the big day so use this time wisely. It’s time to make a little extra room in your life. Having a general clean out will instantly give you more space to work with when preparing to entertain the […]

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