Self Storage Blog

  • 19th April 2011
  • News

Win A Motorola Xoom With Big Yellow Self Storage

Win A Motorola Xoom With Big Yellow Self Storage

We’re giving you the chance to win the new Motorola Xoom tablet, the first to be built with Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. The tablet is filled with great features including a 1290×800 pixel widescreen and comes with a 5-megapixel front facing camera and a 2-megapixel camera on the back that allows you to record in HD. With 32GB of memory you’ll have plenty of space to store all of your music, movies and recorded video. To be in with a chance of winning this great prize in our giveaway all you need to do is answer the following question on the Big Yellow Facebook Page. What product did Motorola become most famous for? 1. Mobile Phones 2. Computers 3. Camcorders

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Tips & Tricks: Relieve Stress By Keeping Your Clutter Under Control

Tips & Tricks: Relieve Stress By Keeping Your Clutter Under Control

De-cluttering can help relieve stress and create a fresh start in your home. It’s hard to relax in a disorganised home and once you start clearing the clutter you will be surprised how much bigger your home really is. It should be a stress free environment and with a little effort you can help clear the clutter. Start small by tackling one room at a time and designate three boxes labelled charity, rubbish and storage. As you complete each room you can go through the boxes by donating and throwing away any items that you no longer want or storing the items that you want to keep but can’t find a home for. Before you buy new items for your home, ask yourself if you really need them and consider what you already have in your home. This will help […]

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Self Storage Tips & Tricks: Getting Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer

Self Storage Tips & Tricks: Getting Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer

It’s great to overhaul and organise your wardrobe during this time of year as part of your Spring cleaning and by getting your wardrobe ready for the summer you can ensure that winter items aren’t taking up valuable storage space. Here are some top tips to spring clean your wardrobe. First of all, clear out any winter jumpers and jackets to make space for summer clothing as you won’t need these again until Autumn. If you have space underneath your bed you can place them in airtight plastic boxes or in vacuum space bags to make sure that they stay in good condition. Alternatively if you’re short on space you could place them in one of our self storage rooms. If you’re finding clothes that you haven’t worn in a while, be ruthless especially if you have a small wardrobe […]

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Did You Know You Can Spring Clean With Vinegar?

Did You Know You Can Spring Clean With Vinegar?

Did you know that you can use white vinegar for spring cleaning on just about any household item? You can buy many types of vinegar from your local supermarket but for cleaning purposes make sure you use white vinegar. It’s a safe, non-toxic and affordable alternative to clean your home rather than using commercial cleaning products that can be hazardous to the environment. Vinegar will cut through the greasy dirt that forms on your oven by simply dampening a paper towel and wiping. It can also be used as a deodoriser and clear the air in your home by simply placing a bowl of vinegar in the middle of the room. White vinegar is a great cleaning solution however it is a mild acid and shouldn’t be used on items such as crystal, marble or stone surfaces. To find out […]

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Wine Storage Master Class With Tommasi: Amorone & Valpolicella

Wine Storage Master Class With Tommasi: Amorone & Valpolicella

Hi again! It’s Matt the wine manager at ‘The Wine Cellars’ located at Big Yellow Self Storage’s Fulham branch with an update to the wine blog from our recent Amorone & Valpolicella Master Class with wines from Tommasi. Tommasi is a family run company established in 1902 by Giacomo Tommasi who have steadily built up their estate and now own 135 hectares of vineyard in Verona as well as an estate in southern Tuscany. They have some of Valpolicella’s finest vineyards and were the first producer’s to use the Guyot cane pruning system to promote better grape ripening. They eschew the use of small barriques for traditional larger Slavonian oak vats to let the wine speak for itself. Rafael Valpolicella Classico Superiore, 2009 (£11.99) This wine hails from the Classico (best) part of Valpolicella and has firm ripe black cherry, […]

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  • 25th March 2011
  • News

Big Yellow Self Storage Salutes The Scouts

Big Yellow Self Storage Salutes The Scouts

Our Big Yellow Reading store has been able to come to the aid of a local Scout group by providing storage after their previous facility was vandalised earlier this year. The 1st Earley St Peter’s Scouts had many items damaged and stolen in January leaving many of the youngsters and organisers devastated. We’ve been able to help out by giving the group free storage for its camping equipment for six months. The new storage solution has meant that their equipment is being kept in a safe place and allows the group to carry on without disruption.

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Tips & Tricks: Spring Clean and Go Green

Tips & Tricks: Spring Clean and Go Green

Not only is Spring cleaning and going green good for the environment but it can also save you money as natural products can work just as well for cleaning and they don’t carry the harmful effects. Here are some top tips that will help you save money and go green while cleaning this Spring. There are many cleaning remedies that you can use at home such as sprinkling baking soda over your carpet before vacuuming and you can mix it with water to make a strong natural paste for removing difficult stains on hard surfaces. Another option is to use a mixture of white vinegar with water which is an environmentally safe, natural solution for your cleaning needs that can be used instead of using harmful chemicals. It’s a natural odour absorber and neutraliser which can be used to clean […]

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  • 11th March 2011
  • News

Win The iPad 2 With Big Yellow Self Storage!

Win The iPad 2 With Big Yellow Self Storage!

We’re giving you the chance to win the latest iPad in our new prize giveaway. With the UK release date just weeks away, you can be one of the first to get your hands on the latest device from Apple. The device has ended months of speculation as the new edition includes front and rear facing cameras that can record in HD and support FaceTime. The increase in battery life will allow you to play games and talk to friends online for even longer! To be in with a chance of winning this great prize in our giveaway all you need to do is answer the following question on the Big Yellow Facebook page. Where is the largest Apple store in the world? a. New York b. London c. Chicago

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Tips & Tricks: Bring Spring Into Your Home

Tips & Tricks: Bring Spring Into Your Home

Spring is on its way and there are many ways you can enjoy it by getting your home ready for the season. It doesn’t even need to cost money as you can use items that you find in nature. Here are some top tips to help you add a touch of Spring to your home. Simply by opening your windows to allow fresh air back into your home or freshening up tired looking rooms can blow away the cobwebs and winter blues. One way to bring freshness into your home is through your windows. Not only should they be clean and sparkling but you may want to consider having curtains that don’t block your view outside. One way to do this is by having blinds that won’t completely cover the windows and can still let light in while maintaining privacy. […]

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  • 8th March 2011
  • News

Big Yellow Supports Warwick And Cycle 2 Save Lives

Big Yellow Supports Warwick And Cycle 2 Save Lives

Warwick Sleigh, who works for the Big Yellow Wandsworth store is hoping to raise £15,000 in support of St George’s Hospital dedicated charity, First Touch, which helps fund its equipment and staff initiatives. The money will be given as a thank you to all the excellent staff who gave live-saving care to his new born daughter in October 2009. Warwick will be leading a team of work colleagues and friends, including ex-Saracen’s rugby star Muna Ebongalame on a bicycle ride to raise the money. The cyclists will ride 60 miles from St George’s Hospital to Eastbourne District General Hospital on 7th May 2011. We’ve been able to provide the team with matching cycling jerseys and the cause has already raised more than £2,000 so far! To find out more information about the 7th May cycle, visit cycle2savelives.com, and to learn […]

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