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Tips And Tricks: Prepare For Company

Tips And Tricks: Prepare For Company

De-cluttering your home should not just be a one off occurance. Being able to welcome visitors into a tidy home fulfills a home-owners sense of pride and allows visitors, both planned and spontaneous to enter into a calm and social sanctuary. Regularly completing simple tasks such as sorting through mail, wiping services and making your bed as well as hoovering and dusting on a weekly basis enables you to keep on top of the clutter eliminating the need for a one day a year hardcore clear out. The most important area to tackle when preparing your home for spontaneous visitors is the bathroom. The next is the lounge, vacuuming will make a dramatic improvement on the appearance of your home. Wipe your kitchen surfaces, discarding any crumbs you may have picked up into the sink and rinse. Don’t spoil your […]

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Tips And Tricks: Decluttering Your Online Life

Tips And Tricks: Decluttering Your Online Life

Decluttering your home is extremely useful but it only works if you go the whole way and don’t miss out the small yet often highly stressful areas of your life. Here are three handy ways you can de-clutter your online life. If you spend a lot of time on social networks you can be forever inundated with notifications and requests. Using Tweetdeck is the simplest way to monitor and manage your online social activites. Tweetdeck allows users to collect their Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIN, Myspace and Google Buzz updates all in one place. To reduce the amount of online clutter users can even opt out of recieving specific updates making this customisable application perfect for your needs. Instapaper is a personalised online article storage system. By simply installing a “Read Later” bookmark, once signed up, users of Instapaper can save […]

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  • 7th June 2011
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Big Yellow Is Working Together With READ International

Big Yellow Is Working Together With READ International

We’ve been working with READ International, a network of students who volunteer at 45 universities across Britain. We’ve been able to provide storage for thousands of books, getting them ready for shipping to Tanzania and Uganda. The latest shipment was loaded up on 9th May from Norwich and other Big Yellow stores with a staggering 296,965 books which volunteers had been collecting over the past year. These books are now on the way for educational use in deprived schools in East Africa. To find out how you can get active with READ International or donate books to the project please visit their Facebook group.

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  • 3rd June 2011
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Armadillo Self Storage Supports Life For A Kid

Armadillo Self Storage Supports Life For A Kid

Our Armadillo Hull store has come to the aid of local charity ‘Life For A Kid’ which was formed earlier this year. Their goal is to make a difference to the lives of young children in the area with critical illnesses and disabilities. The charity founder, Dean Hoggard, is from the area and is working with the Great Britain ALL STARS who are a team of ex-Rugby League internationals. A small charity shop has opened to raise extra money and we’ve been able to donate one of our storage rooms to help the cause. The Great Britain ALL STARS travel the nation playing charity matches in front of thousands of rugby league fans and the whole team in Hull are very proud to be part of a great local charity.

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  • 2nd June 2011
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Win An iPad 2 With Big Yellow Self Storage

Win An iPad 2 With Big Yellow Self Storage

We’re giving you another chance to win the latest iPad 2 in our new prize giveaway on our Facebook Page. The new edition of the iPad includes front and rear facing cameras that can record in HD and support ‘FaceTime’. With an increase in battery life it will allow you to watch movies, play games and talk to friends online for even longer! To be in with a chance of winning this great prize all you need to do is answer the following question on the Big Yellow Facebook Page. When was Apple founded? a. 1976 b. 1986 c. 1996

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  • 31st May 2011
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Big Yellow Bird House

A family of blue tits have found a new home at our Big Yellow Colchester store in a wall mounted ashtray. The tiny birds have been chirping away and a sign has been put in place to make sure people don’t use it while they are nesting. We’ve decided not to charge rent, so the blue tits are welcome to stay until they’re ready to leave the nest!

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Tips & Tricks: DIY Around Your Home

Tips & Tricks: DIY Around Your Home

Learning basic DIY can be a beneficial skill to have as you can save money on home improvement and emergency repairs. Here are some top tips on how to use DIY around your home. If you’re a complete novice then it’s advised that you learn some basic skills from your friends and family as well as the many DIY websites online. In no time you’ll be looking for things to fix all over your home! One important thing to remember about DIY is make sure you set enough time to complete a job and add an extra hour on top just to make sure. Most DIY errors occur when someone is trying to rush through a project. However if you start a job then you must finish it. Leaving a job unfinished can make your home look messy and if […]

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Clear Clutter When Moving In With Your Partner

Clear Clutter When Moving In With Your Partner

If you’re moving in with your partner for the first time it may be hard to find a space to fit all of your belongings from your previous homes. Before you move in together you should go through your belongings and decide what you really want to keep, what can be donated and what can be stored until you find free space in your home. If both of you move all your belongings it can become overwhelming as there is maybe too much. If you found it a struggle to find space in your previous home then you will need to make a sacrifice. Now that both of you have made a compromise and have gotten rid of your clutter, you can really start organising. Any items that you want to sell or donate but want to keep can be […]

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Tips & Tricks: How To Furnish And Decorate A Small Room

Tips & Tricks: How To Furnish And Decorate A Small Room

Even if you’re constrained by the size of a room, there are some things you can do to make it appear bigger. Mirrors are a great way of making a small room seem larger. Hanging a mirror on the door or using a large mirror on a wall is a good plan of action. Furniture should be placed at an angle in order to hide the box-like feel of certain rooms. You should also consider using fewer, but larger pieces of furniture and eliminating the things that you don’t need such as side tables. The light in a room also makes a lot of difference, and in general, the more lit a room is, the bigger it looks. Blinds are a better option than drapes in order to maximise the sunlight on offer, but if you have drapes, they should […]

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  • 18th May 2011
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Big Yellow At The Business Start Up Show

Big Yellow At The Business Start Up Show

Big Yellow Self Storage will be attending the Business Start Up Show, the UK’s largest exhibition for developing and expanding companies, at ExCeL London on 19th & 20th May 2011. We will be there to offer any advice and talk face-to-face with those that require storage for their business. There will be over 200 exhibitors, 140 seminars, free workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and a range of live interactive features. If you’re thinking about starting your own business or you’ve recently launched one, there will be information, advice and services needed to run a successful business. Come and speak to Big Yellow if you’re planning to start up your own business and want to find out more about self storage.

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