Self Storage Blog

  • 15th July 2011
  • News

Did You Know – 1.3 million people sell full time on eBay?

Did You Know – 1.3 million people sell full time on eBay?

Did you know, 1.3 million people make their living selling full-time on eBay? – That’s according to CEO of eBay, Meg Whitman. Incredible though it might seem, it’s also great to hear that so many people are taking the initiative and working for themselves. Looking through the market place, you can find virtually everything you could ever want. From vintage cars to old vinyl LPs, 1920s lace gloves to a new tap for the kitchen sink, adult fancy dress to a first edition book. eBay is truly an online shoppers heaven! Selling on eBay isn’t difficult either. You just need a computer, something to sell and storage for your goods. www.bigyellow.co.uk has ideas on personal and business storage solutions free from pets, cigarette smoke and damp – essential if you are to be a successful eBayer. Many eBay sellers don’t […]

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Tips & Tricks: Staying motivated whilst cleaning

Tips & Tricks: Staying motivated whilst cleaning

Spring cleaning can be a bit of a chore especially when after spending thirty minutes of your time moving furniture, you then have to clean it. Staying motivated is a task in itself; here are just some tips to keep you cleaning. Before you even begin to pick up a mop and duster do two things. Plan what you’re going to clean and dedicate your time appropriately to different tasks, and then wash your face. It may sound silly but washing your face before you start cleaning will wake you up and ensure that you will maintain the motivation to finish the task you have set yourself. Other tips include promising yourself a reward for when you finish, whether this is a bar of chocolate, a decent meal or a relaxing bath knowing that you have something to look forward […]

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Did You Know – the average person makes £150 online?

Did You Know – the average person makes £150 online?

Whether it’s things that you no longer need, can’t fit into or gifts you can’t return, online auctions are a great way to earn money from the comfort of your own home. You can earn anything from a few pounds to hundreds of thousands, depending on how much you have to sell. Platinum power sellers on eBay for example, make sales of over £15,000 every month. To shift that much stock however, you would need a serious amount of personal storage space! Vintage items and used designer brands in good condition are always in demand. Auction on eBay and you could have the money within a few days. It’s not only on eBay that you can sell your wares. If it has a bar code then Amazon is a good bet – especially books. Another quick win would be to […]

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Tips and Tricks: Storage for Student Clutter

Tips and Tricks: Storage for Student Clutter

It only seems like yesterday that your children left for their first term of the year for university, but it’s already that time again when they are bringing back all the clutter they initially took with them. For those who have finished their degrees completely, most parents will be dreading the returning clutter, which may have doubled in size over the past three years with added University books, notes, sports equipment, DVDs and household items. When your family home is already short of space, this can be a frightening thought for most parents. If you are one of these parents, fret not, as Big Yellow Self Storage is here to help. Big Yellow’s rooms are available in a range of sizes, access to which is available seven days a week. If you are unsure how long you will need self […]

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Tips and Tricks: Big Yellow Self Storage Could Help Clear Allergies

Tips and Tricks: Big Yellow Self Storage Could Help Clear Allergies

One in four people are affected by allergies at some point in their life, and dust mites cause the most common allergy. Keeping your home clutter free with good personal storage is essential to improving your living environment and reducing allergies. Choose wooden floors and boxes – Children with eczema are particularly vulnerable to dust mites. 80% of asthma sufferers react to them too. Try keeping bedrooms tidy, just putting things away is a start. Toys should be stored away to stop them getting dusty. Storage in good quality, sturdy boxes that are made from recycled material will help keep toys in good condition. Replacing carpets with hard wood flooring can make rooms easier to keep clean and also reduce allergies. Keep toys away from the mattress -Your bed is the main dust mite zone. The average mattress contains over100,000 […]

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Feature: Use Big Yellow Self Storage and become a top eBay Seller 


Feature: Use Big Yellow Self Storage and become a top eBay Seller 


The rise of the eBay auction site has been incredible. Set up in the 1980s, today eBay has over 100 million users, both buying and selling, and the opportunities to make money keep on growing. To become a successful eBay entrepreneur however takes coordination, planning and a lot of storage space. Platinum sellers can make sales of up to £15,000 per month – that’s a lot of material to turn around and store in your living room! Maintain stock control – as a first time eBay seller, don’t feel overwhelmed if your product range gets out of control. Anyone can end up simply surrounded by ‘stuff’. After de-cluttering your own home and selling unwanted goods online, friends and family may start to offload their items to you as well. Personal storage can help if you are suddenly faced with wardrobes […]

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Feature – How to Use Big Yellow Self Storage to help Your Business

Feature – How to Use Big Yellow Self Storage to help Your Business

There are lots of ways in which Big Yellow Self Storage could help your business, as you might need somewhere to store goods on a temporary or semi-permanent basis. All businesses go through periods of change and reorganization. The current state of the economy is not helping and it has been a hard couple of years for many companies. Take a look at these ideas about how self storage could help your business:- Free up space for new equipment – When you need space for new furniture or equipment such as a photocopier or drinks machine, you may find yourself visiting Big Yellow. Businesses, like homes, inevitably accumulate an excess of clutter over time, from boxes of papers to redundant tools. For things that you simply cannot throw away, or that you have to keep for a period of time, […]

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Big Yellow Self Storage staff visit English Institute of Sport, Sheffield

Big Yellow Self Storage staff visit English Institute of Sport, Sheffield

Kirsty from Big Yellow Self Storage together with Trina and Kirstie from our Armadillo Stores watched UK medal hopefuls in action during a tour of the English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Sheffield. The impressive lottery funded facility is big enough to cater for a wide variety of sports and features state of the art equipment. As well as being a tremendous asset for elite athletes, the Institute works on projects to bring sport into the community. There were several presentations from the organizers of Team 2012, which gave an insight into the funding operation. The goal is to raise £25 million and £14 million has already been raised. The money raised will help fund equipment for over 1200 athletes across 47 sports. Our Big Yellow and Armadillo staff were told about two key projects the Institute is promoting: table […]

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  • 21st June 2011
  • News

Big Yellow Self Storage is named one of the greenest UK companies

Big Yellow Self Storage is named one of the greenest UK companies

We’re proud to have achieved a position in The Sunday Times Green List, which awards the top 60 UK companies who act in the most environmentally responsible manner. The “Best Green Companies” listing, now in its fourth year, has become the standard against which companies can measure their environmental performance and they must also demonstrate that their employees are engaged and committed to protecting the environment. Big Yellow was the only self storage company to appear in the list as we’ve always operated in a responsible way by investing in green buildings and operations. Over one third of our stores have onsite renewable technology such as solar panel roofs which has increased our renewable energy generation by 11.5% in the past year alone. Other ‘green’ initiatives such as motion sensor lighting, rain water harvesting and green roof insulation also feature […]

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Six Months And You’re Out!

Six Months And You’re Out!

It’s now that time of the year, when you begin to realise that those January Sale purchases were unnecessary and you need to decide what needs to go. Using self storage is a useful solution for those items you don’t want to throw away but you can’t find a home for. In order to help you decide what should stay and what should go, follow this simple rule – six months and you’re out! This golden rule can be used when managing other areas of the home, whether you’re updating your wardrobe, clearing the garage, emptying the garden shed or even moving your office. However, getting rid of some objects may be harder than you imagined and thankfully for those things that really have to stay there are other options. Consider storing items in a secure environment away from the […]

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