Self Storage Blog

  • 22nd August 2011
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They’ve done it!

They’ve done it!

Congratulations to the Big Yellow Fellows! The team including Mike FitzGerald (the team leader), Richard Shubrook, Paul Holmes, Luke McLaughlin and Stephanie Cartwright rode 191 miles visiting 34 Big Yellow Self Storage stores within the M25. The team finally arrived at Big Yellow Romford at 10pm at the end of day two after completing just over 28 hours and 30 minutes of cycling. The ride was definitely an adventure with Mike FitzGerald saying ‘so after just under 200miles, four punctures, two broken bikes, two crashes, one water damaged phone and one sore bottom due to an unfortunate incident with some stinging nettles…we did it!’ Unfortunately, Richard Shubrook suffered some broken spokes, cycling through Crystal Palace between the Beckenham and West Norwood stores on day one and much to his dismay found himself out of the challenge. All this is in […]

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  • 12th August 2011
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Big Yellow Self Storage Bike Challenge

Big Yellow Self Storage Bike Challenge

On the 19th of August at 7am four of our staff members will be taking on an amazing feat for charity. The Big Yellow Fellows (Mike FitzGerald (the team leader), Richard Shubrook, Paul Holmes and Luke McLaughlin) will, along with badminton coach Stephanie Cartwright, be riding 191 miles visting 34 Big Yellow Self Storage stores within the M25. All this is in aid of national charity Get The Kids Going! Get Kids Going! works to enable disabled young people to get involved in all kinds of sports, anything from powerlifting to tennis. They’re currently preparing for the London paralympic games in 2012. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Jane Emmerson, loves the idea. “It’s absolutely fantastic to see what the Big Yellow Fellow boys are doing – they are certainly putting themselves to the test! We receive no funding from the […]

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Did You Know that keeping a clean house can reduce your allergy symptoms?

Did You Know that keeping a clean house can reduce your allergy symptoms?

Did you know that you can control and even reduce your allergy symptoms just by having a clean house? There are an estimated 5.1 million people in the UK that suffer from asthma which is most commonly triggered by an allergy to the house dust mite which reside in the buildup of dust in your home. In order to illuminate these, use allergy proof covers on cushions and bed linen or replace all carpets and rugs with wooden floorings. A simple and less expensive solution is to clean using a damp or static-charge cloth so that dust is not just stirred but removed completely-doing this regularly will minimise the opportunity for dust to gather in your home. Do away with large unwanted furniture and air rooms when cleaning to reduce the humidity of the room preventing damp and mold growth […]

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Stay Motivated While De-Cluttering 


Stay Motivated While De-Cluttering 


Just like cleaning the bathroom – isn’t there always something else that’s more important to do rather than de-cluttering? As you squeeze another t-shirt into your already stuffed drawers, why not take the plunge and seriously deal with your personal storage? Keep yourself entertained – Turn on your favourite tracks, switch on the radio and get busy with clearing up. Tackle the floor and surfaces first, then open up some cupboards and do a proper review. Starting with clothes in the bedroom should be easy… Just remember the six-month rule! You can keep special items with real, sentimental value in self storage units, see www.bigyellow.co.uk/personal. Grab a regular cuppa – After the initial blitz, make yourself a cup of tea. Looking around with fresh eyes can often make all the difference. Personal storage at Big Yellow is ideal for all […]

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  • 29th July 2011
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Armadillo charity helped in the Great Britain Rugby League All Stars Tournament

Armadillo charity helped in the Great Britain Rugby League All Stars Tournament

John from Armadillo Self Storage in Hull recently attended in a rugby league tournament, which was held in memory of Tim Sage, popular Rugby League player for Hull KR, and amateur teams Beverley and Eureka. Tim tragically died from cancer just before Christmas, leaving a wife who had just had her 12 week scan for her baby, now their beautiful daughter Hannah. The event aimed to raise money for the “Saggy” trust, and Armadillo’s own charity, Life for a Kid. The tournament was held at Hull Rugby Union Club, and four teams participated, which involved all of Tim’s previous clubs and the Great Britain All-Stars, including Great Britain international players such as Paul Newlove, Andy Gregory, Gary Divorty and Anthony Sullivan. The turnout for the tournament exceeded everyone’s expectations, with at least 1,500 people attending and queues for entry still […]

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Tips and Tricks: Keeping Your Garage Clear of Clutter

Tips and Tricks: Keeping Your Garage Clear of Clutter

The garage is the go-to place for clutter in the average modern household. So much so that many people can hardly squeeze out of their cars due to the mountains of unwanted garden furniture and outgrown toys rest in the garage safe from the cold. The garage can be a great place to store items but it has become a regular dumping ground to the average household and it is essential that space is made to enable vehicles to be stored in their rightful spaces instead. With the help of Big Yellow Self Storage, you can sort through items in your garage and keep those that may not be needed at present, but will be used at some point, away from a space you are likely to access on a daily basis. Once you have cleared your garage of those […]

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Tips and Tricks : Storing Sports Equipment

Tips and Tricks : Storing Sports Equipment

Sports equipment is traditionally one of the most difficult things to store, as it tends to be rigid, and usually takes up a lot of space. For those with smaller sports equipment, just dumping balls, rackets, or a boxing kit into a bin or bucket is unsightly and not good for the equipment either. In order to make full use of the space and equipment you have available to you, create an area in your garage or basement that can be used as a sports centre. You may even think about investing in a well-built storage system which you can use to store your sports equipment, as well as other clutter. If you do not wish to splash out on a full storage system, there are alternative ways of storing different types of sports equipment. For example, ball claws are […]

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All hands on deck: cleaning with kids

All hands on deck: cleaning with kids

Every parent has the same problem with young children getting sick of their toys, or simply growing out of them. The problem is that the house ends covered in toys rendered useless, and simply gathering dust. If this sounds familiar, and you cannot bear to just throw these expensive toys away then Big Yellow Self Storage are here to help. We offer units in a range of sizes, starting from just ten square foot, so if you plan to have more children you can store these toys for them, instead of shelling out more money in the future. As well as saving you money, this can also help to reduce dust which clutter, such as toys, tends to gather. Cleaning your home can become quite a chore when you have to do it on your own. Working with other people […]

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Did you know – Garden Furniture Storage

Did you know – Garden Furniture Storage

We are already half way through summer, and the party season is in full swing, with garden furniture coming out at every opportunity. However, what with the disappointing weather it’s nearly that time again for the age old question of where to store the garden furniture. The problem with the traditional methods of storage such as the garden shed, or just left covered in the corner of the garden is that when you come back to it next summer, it is likely that you will find it covered in rust or mould, and that it has to be thrown out. Big Yellow Self Storage could prove to be an economical way to store your garden furniture, rather than replacing it each year. Our Self Storage units will guarantee prevention of rust or mould developing as each room is dry, clean […]

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  • 18th July 2011
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Armadillo Self Storage helps to triple space for Caudwell Children’s Charity

Armadillo Self Storage helps to triple space for Caudwell Children’s Charity

Armadillo Self Storage company have made a philanthropic move and donated extra space to meet the needs of local charity, Caudwell Children. Armadillo, based in Victoria Road, Fenton, have tripled Caudwell Children’s storage space, helping the charity further expand its resources. The store manager, Ashley Sitdown, highlights that: “Caudwell Children are a local charity, who help sick and disabled children in our community and all over the UK. This is why Armadillo is so keen to help. Armadillo Self Storage are thrilled to be able to contribute something to Caudwell Children and help them carry on their fantastic work in Stoke-on-Trent providing help and support for children.” Caudwell Children provide treatment, therapy equipment, and family support services for sick and disabled children throughout the UK. Essential fundraising takes place throughout the year to provide youngsters with the life changing equipment […]

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