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Bodega Catena Zapata Master Class

Bodega Catena Zapata Master Class

Hi again! It’s Matt the wine manager at ‘The Wine Cellars’ located in Big Yellow Self Storage’s Fulham branch with an update to the wine blog from our recent Catena Zapata event. We had the opportunity to invite Mariela Molinari to The Wine Cellars who is a winemaker at Catena Zapata. They have been established since 1902 and have become one of Argentina’s premier wine makers. Catena’s Alta range has regularly been awarded 90+ points from leading wine authority Robert Parker, making it some of the best value for money wine in the world. All wines tasted on the night were of outstanding quality and here are my top picks: Catena ‘Alamos’ Malbec 2009 £7-8 (Available at Majestic, Slurp & other retailers) A fantastic nose of black cherries, plums, coffee and warm Bakewell tart. With a long, toasty blackcurrant and […]

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Big Yellow Supports Mayors Toy Appeal

Big Yellow Supports Mayors Toy Appeal

For the 3rd year running, Big Yellow Tunbridge Wells is supporting The Mayors Toy appeal in the area. We are acting as a donation station for toys and offering free storage to the appeal in the run up to Christmas. The Toy Appeal is celebrating its 21st anniversary and each year they have been helping children from disadvantaged families celebrate Christmas. The local community can donate gifts, which will then be wrapped in our store and given to children as presents. Last year the Toy Appeal successfully gave Christmas gifts to 279 children living in the area of Tunbridge Wells, with many of the presents donated by local residents, shops and stores, as well as local churches, schools and other organisations.

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Sponsored Walk For Cash For Kids

Sponsored Walk For Cash For Kids

Staff members from Big Yellow Bramall Lane, Armadillo West Bar and Parkway have all taken part in a sponsored walk to raise money for Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids appeal. The aim of the Cash for Kids appeal is to ensure that every child in South Yorkshire and North Midlands wakes up to a gift on Christmas morning. The team has walked ‘miles for smiles’ and managed to raise £325 for the cause. Another way for people to get involved is to buy new and unwrapped gifts and donate them at selected stores in the area. Every year there are thousands of children across the region that wake up on Christmas morning with no presents to open. To find out how you can help the cause visit Hallam FM’s Cash For Kids website here.

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  • 15th December 2010
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Big Yellow Self Storage Supports Team 2012

Big Yellow Self Storage Supports Team 2012

We’re happy to announce that we’re supporting Team 2012 in the run up to the Olympic and Paralympic games in London. We’re the only self storage company to be supporting the fund. Team 2012 is a group of the UK’s top athletes that are united in their pursuit of success at major sporting events, culminating in the journey to London 2012. Richard Mantell (Hockey), Sam Oldham (Gymnastics) and Mel Clarke (Paralympic Archery) are all involved in raising the profile of the initiative. Their mission is to unite the nation to support all of Great Britain’s athletes and raise funds for Olympic and Paralympic sports throughout the country. This helps to build on the funds raised from The National Lottery and the Government to deliver better training facilities and build on previous success. Visit Team 2012 for further information about the […]

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  • 14th December 2010
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Win A Black Nintendo Wii Bundle With Big Yellow!

Win A Black Nintendo Wii Bundle With Big Yellow!

The fifth round of Space Savers in now live after Lea Grieveson walked away with an Xbox 360 console and a ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ game after storing 418 items with help of his friends. The prize for Round 5 is a Black Nintendo Wii Console and Wii Sports Resort bundle that will be given away to one lucky winner. To get your hands on this prize you will have to store as many prizes as possible with the help of your friends. Inviting your friends to play along will increase your score because you will gain points each time they store items. You can store an item in your virtual self storage room by catching all of the falling items from a moving van before they fall onto the road. You can then select and […]

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Did You Know There Is A Storage Solution For Old Post Boxes?

Did You Know There Is A Storage Solution For Old Post Boxes?

Did you know there is a storage solution for post boxes which are no longer in use? A man from the Isle of Wight is storing so many old post boxes; he has had to build a new house to contain them all! Arthur Reeder is believed to own the biggest collection of post boxes and mail memorabilia in the UK (possibly even the world). He has almost 200 different post boxes from a variety of decades and countries. His collection also includes hundreds of pieces of old post equipment such as signs, stamps, scales etc. Arthur started the collection over 15 years ago when he discovered an old wall mounted post box in a rubbish skip whilst on holiday in Wales. He took it home and restored it to its former glory. He then developed a passion for Royal […]

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  • 9th December 2010
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Big Yellow Bagshot RSPCA Day

Earlier this year, 12 members of the Bagshot office visited the RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre in Chobham, Surrey for the second year running to take part in our Charity Day. The Millbrook Animal Centre is a RSPCA re-homing centre which finds new homes for hundreds of unwanted dogs, cats and other animals each year. Our team arrived at the charity to see what challenges lay ahead of them for the day. Painting a pen and stables seemed like an easy task at first but approximately six hours of hard work later, they turned a drab looking pen and stables into a sparkling palace for animals. Check out the photos from the day below!

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Christmas Without The Clutter

Christmas Without The Clutter

During the Christmas period your home can go from a humble abode to looking like a tip in a matter of days. The main cause of this is adding seasonal decorations to your home which can increase your home’s clutter. In the run-up to Christmas we’ll be providing solutions so you can celebrate Christmas without the clutter, suggesting gift ideas for around the home that will provide great storage solutions and give you reason to celebrate without the mess. When decorating your home make sure you remove everyday items that are being replaced by Christmas decorations. It’s a good idea to place the everyday items in the boxes that usually hold your decorations or place them in storage. That way you know where they are and you can easily put them back when removing the decorations after Christmas. If you’re […]

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Tips & Ticks: Using Self Storage While Studying Abroad

Tips & Ticks: Using Self Storage While Studying Abroad

Having the chance to study abroad can be a once in a lifetime opportunity as you become immersed in learning about another culture but there is often the issue of what to do with your belongings. Many items you have you will want to keep but not necessarily take with you while travelling. Here are some tips for if you’re thinking of studying abroad and want to avoid the hassle of transporting all your goods with you. When you’re trying to pack the essential items to take abroad with you it may seem like an impossible task to fit everything into one or two suitcases. Firstly find out what your airline’s baggage limits are as you won’t want to pay an unexpected charge for going over the limit. Secondly, many halls of residence have limited storage facilities, meaning you could […]

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Theres over 350 Prizes to Win with Big Yellow’s Christmas Advent Calendar

Theres over 350 Prizes to Win with Big Yellow’s Christmas Advent Calendar

Over the next 25 days until Christmas we will be giving you the chance to win prizes everyday on our Advent Calendar! We will be giving away over 356 prizes exclusively to members of our Facebook page with a grand prize of an XBox 360 console and Kinect, which allows your own body to become the controller. The 360 Kinect camera tracks your movement, recognises your voice, scans objects into games, and works with every Xbox 360. We will also be giving away gift vouchers for iTunes, IKEA, Homebase, Amazon and offering a 25% discount at Big Yellow Self Storage so you’ll be sure to find something to treat yourself! You can even increase your chances of winning by inviting your friends to take part. To be in with a chance of winning any of these fantastic prizes visit the […]

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