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Big Yellow Cardiff Getting in the Go Dad Run Spirit with Olympic Athlete Jamie Baulch

Big Yellow Cardiff Getting in the Go Dad Run Spirit with Olympic Athlete Jamie Baulch

Go Dad Run ambassador and Olympian Jamie Baulch popped in to meet the team at Big Yellow Cardif, earlier this week. Jamie was in town with the Go Dad Run tour bus promoting the forthcoming 5k fun runs in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. Big Yellow Self Storage are supporting the events which are being held in Cardiff, London and Birmingham on the Father’s Day Weekend, June 14th and 15th. Go Dad Run was created by British sporting legend Colin Jackson and are open to any man or boy aged 14 and over who would like to sign up, get sponsored and run, jog or walk around one of three special courses. On Saturday June 14th you can join Colin Jackson and his fellow Olympian Jamie Baulch in Cardiff and on Father’s Day itself, Sunday June 15th, Colin will be […]

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Students: Head home for the summer without the baggage

You’ve handed in your work and exams have finished. The last night out went with a bang and now it’s time to pack up and go home for summer. Before you do though, spare a thought for whoever it is that will be driving you home. Surely they would rather avoid the difficult balancing act caused by all your stuff in the back? Let’s be honest, four months isn’t that long and despite what you might think, you definitely don’t need everything you own over the summer. Will you really use your bike and don’t you already have a TV in your room at home? Think about what you could put into storage to make that journey home less cluttered and enjoy the journey. At Big Yellow, we offer flexible contracts that mean you can store for as little or […]

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Big Yellow gets ready to commemorate 100 years of Remembrance

Big Yellow gets ready to commemorate 100 years of Remembrance

In August this year, Britain will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Nearly 1.1million lives were lost in service and each year Britain comes together to remember the sacrifices that were made. To mark the anniversary, Big Yellow has teamed up with The Hounslow Chamber of Commerce and Wild About Roofs to create the 100 Poppy Roof. The symbol of the poppy is used to commemorate Remembrance Day and it is because of this that the team has chosen to plant these seeds in memory. You can see the guys below working hard on the 100 Poppy Roof earlier this month. The poppies will take roughly seven months to grow and will be in full bloom on November 11th, ready to remember those sacrificed at war.

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Goodbye winter, hello summer!

Goodbye winter, hello summer!

Now that summer’s on its way we can say adios to one of the coldest and wettest winters on record. So what better time to plan ahead and prepare your living space for the warmer months ahead? First things first, why not pack up those wintery bits and bobs that saw you through those long dark months? Gather up those bulky coats, scarves, knitwear and that heavy duvet and consider storing them in one of Big Yellow Self Storage’s clean, safe and secure storage spaces. That way, not only can you make way for your summer clothes but you also free up valuable space in your home to do whatever you please. It works both ways too. When summer fades and autumn rolls by, you can swap items no longer needed for summer such as those holiday suitcases, cooling fans […]

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Top tips for reinventing your home for summer

With attentions turning to the warmer months ahead, why not get in the mood by injecting some sizzle into your home environment. Follow our simple and practical tips for inspiration if you’re planning to reinvent your living space: Go lighter One of the simplest ways to add bring summer to your home is with a lick of paint. Choose lighter shades such as cool neutrals and versatile creams – perfect for creating a light and airy environment throughout the year. Streamline De-clutter your living space of the things you no longer need. If you’d rather not sell or throw things away, an easy solution is to store them with us at Big Yellow. This way, you can have the best of both worlds – freeing up valuable space whilst holding onto items in case you ever change your mind. Dress […]

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Big Yellow is supporting this year’s Go Dad Run

Big Yellow is supporting this year’s Go Dad Run

We’re proud to announce that this year, Big Yellow Self Storage will be supporting Go Dad Run. The run helps raise awareness of Prostate Cancer UK in their continuing fight against the disease. The brainchild of former World Champion hurdler Colin Jackson, Go Dad Run is the only fundraising charity event in the UK just for men. It aims to encourage the male population to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for the disease. Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the UK with over 40,000 men being diagnosed every year, with over 250,000 currently living with the disease. Three 5K runs will take place in Cardiff on Saturday 14th Jun and in London and Birmingham on Sunday 15th June. Runners will be invited to wear the distinctive Y-fronts on top of their shorts, which just happen […]

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Armadillo Hull nominated for Business in the Community award.

Armadillo Hull nominated for Business in the Community award.

The team at Armadillo Self Storage Hull have been nominated for a Hull Daily Mail business award as recognition for the work they do in their local community. The team were shortlisted for the competitive “Business in the Community” award for their work for “Life for a Kid”, a local charity that offers support to children who require life-changing operations. Armadillo Hull has been supporting the local charity for four years by offering free storage space – just one of many charities the team supports. John Colley, a member of the team, also provides resource for other local charities and offers training and merchandise tips for local charity stores. John was individually recognised with an “Outstanding contribution” award. We’re really proud of the team’s great work. They certainly looked the part at the ceremony!

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Top tips for how to best store your wine at home

Here at Big Yellow we’re known for storing your belongings – but did you know that we also offer 500 climate-controlled rooms to store your treasured wine collection? Whether you have 15 or 500 bottles we have the space to keep your whites chilled, reds full of flavour and your fizz… sparkling! Whether you’ve been given a case for posterity, a bottle to mark a milestone or you’re preparing for a special event – make sure you’re wine is looked after at home. We’ve put together some top tips from our wine expert Matthew Wicksteed to help you store your wine at home. 1. Stay cool Wine doesn’t like heat and temperatures higher than 21° C will age it more quickly than necessary. If it gets much hotter your wine might get “cooked,” resulting in flat aromas and flavours. The […]

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The Chiswick Crew Have Muddy Good Fun

The Chiswick Crew Have Muddy Good Fun

After weeks of training, a team of six brave souls from the Big Yellow store in Chiswick took part in Push it for the Peace, a demanding five mile obstacle course in aid of the Peace Hospice in Watford. The gruelling challenge saw Nikki, Gino, Aqua, Darren, Anna and Ali climbing, crawling, swinging and splashing their way through miles of testing obstacles set around Cassiobury Park, Watford. Nikki Wilson, Big Yellow charity co-ordinator, comments: “This is the second time this year that we have been involved in this terrific initiative and it is a cause that we feel extremely passionate about. We will continue our support to help the charity reach their targets. The mud won’t defeat us!” Each year The Peace Hospice aims to raise £3.8 million in order to run and develop their services, which are free to […]

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Big Yellow’s Big Battle in 100K Charity Run

Big Yellow’s Big Battle in 100K Charity Run

Ali Velayat from Big Yellow Chiswick is the toast of the store after raising £700 for Macmillan Cancer Care, as part of a gruelling London to Brighton running challenge. Ali, store manager, took on the punishing test, covering over 100 kilometres and 1,400 metres of ascent on varied terrain completing the race in 12 hours and 47 minutes – far ahead of the other 1,750 competitors. Starting in Richmond Upon Thames, the route headed south into the suburbs of London, then on through the heart of Surrey and Sussex, over the South Downs towards the finish line in Brighton. Well done, Ali, from all at Big Yellow!

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