Self Storage Blog

  • 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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  • 20th February 2012
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So you think you’re a gamer?

So you think you’re a gamer? You spend hours on end where nothing is true, where everything is permitted. Do you play during every spare moment you have? Or perhaps you’re a casual gamer, turning on your Xbox/PS3 every now and then. Just how devoted a video gamer are you? Whether you’re a newbie or a Pro-gamer, having a specific room solely devoted for the gaming experience, is surely the perfect scene to let your avatar take over. With Big Yellow’s help, you can make that virtual experience spectacular. But it’s not just the virtual games that occupy a game room. A dartboard, pool table and a small fridge are essentials to help steer clear from what otherwise would be called the computer room. 1. First step first, create a floor plan of your ideal gaming arena! Head over to […]

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  • 16th February 2012
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Still thinking about renting your spare room?

Still thinking about renting your spare room?

There are over 5.4 million homeowners who have additional space in the UK, that could be cashing in on local events such as the famous Edinburgh Hogmanay, Oxford Literary Fair, the Grand National in Aintree or the PGA Golf Championships in Surrey. Many London homeowners are planning on cashing-in on the arrival of 500,000 sports fans this summer. With some hotels quadrupling their prices due to the unprecedented demand for accommodation, homeowners are charging as much as £175 a night for a double room. We’ve chatted to Michael Holmes, presenter of Channel 5’s Britain’s Best Home and editor-in-chief of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, Real Homes magazine and Period Living magazine. He says “For a property located close to a major event, it can make real sense to clear out the spare room or rooms, put items into self storage and […]

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  • 14th February 2012
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Big Yellow Liverpool Edge Lane – Nugent Care Visit

Big Yellow Liverpool Edge Lane – Nugent Care Visit

We have caught up with Jenna from our Liverpool Edge Lane store on their recent work with Nugent Care: How long have you been involved with Nugent Care? Jenna: Nugent Care have been storing with us for nearly 3 years. What do Nugent Care store at Big Yellow? They use the room to store charitable gifts to be taken to the charity shop or for their events. How did you get involved? I donated 2 hours of my time to help out in the shop. The tasks were well varied including sorting though bags of clothes, steaming the garments, pricing and putting them on display. I also rung items through the till and helped out in any way possible.

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