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  • 8th December 2011
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Loft Conversion

Loft Conversion

Remember that room in the house that you never use? Which room you say? You know, the big one with lots of space, also known as the loft! That’s right, the loft, and all it takes to utilise this space is a loft conversion. By doing this you will not only increase the space in your home, but will add to the house price, meaning although it may be an expensive cost upfront, you’ll more than make this back on sale. There are a few types of loft conversions for you to consider. Your decision should not only be on the style of your roof, but your budget, planning restrictions and preference. Types of popular loft conversions include: 1. Velux: Velux windows are installed within the existing line of the roof. The structure of the roof is not changed and […]

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  • 6th December 2011
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Top Tips: having a green Christmas

Top Tips: having a green Christmas

We produce more rubbish at Christmas than during any other time of the year! So amongst all the mince pies and cracker jokes, why not spare a thought for what all this festive fun might be doing to our environment. Big Yellow Self Storage have some tips to help you have an eco-friendly Christmas this year to help ease that post-Christmas guilt. Use a real Christmas tree While an artificial tree may be more convenient to pull out every year they are not the greener choice. They’re made from plastic which is not recyclable or from a renewable source. Real trees not only look and smell more authentic they also help to remove carbon from the atmosphere while they are growing. So supporting the business of Christmas tree farms is important to the environment! After your tree has been fully […]

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  • 5th December 2011
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Big Yellow Self Storage Armadillo teams up with Radio Bauer’s national charity; Cash for Kids.

Big Yellow Self Storage Armadillo teams up with Radio Bauer’s national charity; Cash for Kids.

This year Big Yellow Self Storage Armadillo are once again doing the Christmas toy appeal to ensure that no child, wherever they are this Christmas, doesn’t wake up on Christmas morning without a present. This is the third year running that we have been heavily involved in cash for kids toy appeal. We provide not only the storage space but act as a donation station and even volunteer our time to sort and help distribute the presents. We have donated 150sqft for 6 weeks; however also have given an ongoing 80sqft room throughout the year. Meaning this year we have donated the equivalent of £2618.00 of space for FREE. This year is promising to be even more successful than the last year, and we will also be decorating a small area of our branch into a special Christmas grotto to […]

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  • 1st December 2011
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Staying on Budget for Christmas

Staying on Budget for Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly – fa la la la la…or is it more the season to be stressing that this month’s pay check might not quite stretch to that perfect Christmas you have been dreaming about? Well fear not, Big Yellow Self Storage are here with some great tips to help you have a merry and economical Christmas. 1. Get creative Why not get creative this Christmas and save a few pennies by making your own cards. Recycle last year’s cards and turn them into this year’s cards. Simply cut out the decorative part of the card (you could also use wrapping paper) and attach it to plain cardboard. Use markers, glitter and whatever else you fancy to spruce it up. If you are feeling particularly arty you can try making your own festive pop-up card in the […]

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  • 29th November 2011
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Tips and Tricks: Declutter your home to sell more quickly

Tips and Tricks: Declutter your home to sell more quickly

If you are in the process of selling your house, why not declutter your home to make it appear more spacious? Maybe your house has been on the market for a while or maybe you have only just decided to sell. Either way, by decluttering your home, potential buyers will be able to see the space available; enabling a faster decision to be made. House Selling Tips state it is a proven fact that a cluttered house is much harder to sell than a minimalistic, uncluttered house. If you’re not sure where to start decluttering your home, check out our tips and tricks: 1. The Living Room This is usually the first room that buyers will go into. According to the Daily Telegraph, it takes just 8 seconds for people to decide if they will buy a house or not, […]

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  • 23rd November 2011
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Cool Collections – 2012

Cool Collections – 2012

With the year winding to a close, there is no better time to start thinking about next year. Want to stay ahead of the crowd? Read our top tips for cool things to collect in 2012 and get a head start to your collection. 1. Vinyl records: With most people downloading music, and mp3s taking over, you’d think that that the nails were already in the coffin for vinyl, and yet with the current trend for all things retro, there’s been a surge in sales from specialist shops. This year in the UK sales of vinyl records have increased by 55%, and are expected to increase even more so next year, and prices are continually rising with some albums changing hands for thousands of pounds! Maybe it’s the smell, maybe it’s the feel, but whatever it is, vinyl is hot […]

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  • 22nd November 2011
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Ways to keep fit in winter

Ways to keep fit in winter

After summer ups the ante each year to keep fit, winter feels compelled to tag along, to ensure the turkey, stuffing and roast potatoes don’t get the better of us. The clocks have gone back, the dark mornings and the cold evenings mock us and all we want to do is curl up in our slipper socks and hibernate for the winter. But let’s not let mother-nature cocoon us into a couch potato cuddle. Have a look at some of Big Yellow’s top tips to enjoy a fitness filled winter: Winter Olympics Always wanted to venture to the slopes? Take advantage of this weather and learn a new skill. Snowboarding and skiing will work your body hard whilst being an exhilarating activity for you and your family. If you seek a more mesmeric, elegant workout, then get your skates on […]

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  • 17th November 2011
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Sharing a Home – Big Yellow’s Top Tips

There comes a time in everyone’s life when moving in with your partner seems like the ‘next step’. However, when it comes to it, the realities can be quite a shock! Have a read through Big Yellow’s top tips to make sure your joint move goes as smoothly as possible! Knowing your Boundaries When two people move in together, there will always be the issue over whose belongings are whose and how far someone can be pushed. Take the time to have a conversation before you move in with each other to discuss your boundaries. Do you like being left alone for an hour after a busy day at work? Or maybe your laptop is just for you and this is the one part of your life you would prefer not to share? Talking to the person you are moving […]

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  • 15th November 2011
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Warming up Your House; Winter Warmers from Big Yellow

Warming up Your House; Winter Warmers from Big Yellow

Brrr! Winter sure is on its way! And with the rise of gas bills throughout, we’re all wondering how often we should turn our central heating on… So if you’re starting to feel the chill then check out Big Yellow’s winter warmers for some heated inspiration! Warm up the feel of your home Hardwood floors are a beautiful feature in anyone’s home, but they can make your feet feel a bit chilly. Why not consider a rug for your living room? It’s a cheap and easy option and will warm up the feel of your home – as well as keeping your feet warm! Adding fabric to any part of your home is a great option to give yourself that winter feeling. If a rug is too much then pillows or a throw are simple options to start off with […]

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  • 10th November 2011
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Big Yellow – One of the UK’s top green companies!

Big Yellow – One of the UK’s top green companies!

At Big Yellow we’re always on the lookout to be the best we can when it comes to being energy efficient and reducing our Carbon footprint, so we were hugely excited today to find out that we’ve come in the top 4% of companies in the newly released Carbon Reduction Commitment Performance league table! The recognition comes hot on the heels of recent Green work we’ve being carrying out at Big Yellow stores including: • Installing motion sensors in our stores to helping reduce energy consumption by 30% • Adding eco-friendly ground source heat pumps • Generating up to 20 percent of our energy from solar panels Our quest to improve won’t stop here though as we’re committed to constantly ensuring that we remain the most environmentally sound Self Storage Company in the UK.

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