Self Storage Blog

  • 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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  • 30th November 2010
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Win An Xbox 360 With Big Yellow Self Storage!

Win An Xbox 360 With Big Yellow Self Storage!

We have launched the fourth round of our Big Yellow Space Savers Facebook game after Betty Blundell won a Fujifilm 14 megapixel camera after storing 549 items in their virtual self storage room. In Round 4 we’re giving you the chance to win the latest Xbox 360 console and a ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ game when you store items with the help of your friends. To be in with a chance of winning you need to store as many items as possible into your virtual self storage room. You can increase the amount of points you earn by inviting your friends to play along as you will gain points when they store items. To store an item in the game, you must catch falling objects from a moving van before they hit the ground. Once you’ve […]

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  • 29th November 2010
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Michael McIntyre Mentions Big Yellow!

Michael McIntyre Mentions Big Yellow!

In Michael McIntyre’s new autobiography he mentions that his wife’s ideal home would be one of our stores because of all the storage available. Mrs McIntyre has very good taste! Since 2008 Michael McIntyre has become the nation’s favourite comedian after appearing on many comedy shows including Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You. He has also been nominated for many comedy awards and his first DVD ‘Live & Laughing’ became the fastest selling debut stand-up ever. If you’re looking for a light hearted book that is guaranteed to make you laugh this Christmas be sure to buy Michael McIntyre ‘Life and Laughing: My Story’ as a gift or even a treat for yourself!

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  • 26th November 2010
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The Voice Of Arbourthorne Project

Recently our Sheffield Bramall Lane store had the opportunity to supply The Sheffield School of Architecture and Arbourthorne Community Primary School with cardboard boxes to use as construction material. The Sheffield School of Architecture has a unique formula whereby it sends its students out into the real world to work with real clients and briefs as part of their course. For this particular project the client was Arbourthorne Community Primary School, which has the aim of encouraging positive behaviour in education, as well as wider society in general. They would be working together to create a structure that represents the culture of positive behaviour. Many of the children from Arbourthorne Community Primary School act as mediators in their break-times to help take the load off their teachers. A workshop was arranged for the kids to help design a structure that […]

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  • 24th November 2010
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Win A Super Mario Bros. & Nintendo DSi XL Special Edition Bundle With Big Yellow Self Storage

Win A Super Mario Bros. & Nintendo DSi XL Special Edition Bundle With Big Yellow Self Storage

We’re giving you the chance to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mario and Luigi by winning a special edition bundle including a red Nintendo DSi XL and New Super Mario Bros game. The Nintendo DSi XL will give you a greater portable gaming experience as the screen is 93% bigger and it has a prolonged battery life compared to the previous model. The New Super Mario Bros game is loaded with features and characters that could only exist in Mushroom Kingdom and gives everything in the original series a modern day feel. To get your hands on this fantastic prize all you have to do is head over to the Competition Tab on Big Yellow’s Facebook page and answer this question: Who is Mario’s Sidekick? a. Luigi b. Princess c. Toad

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Did You Know That The First Billion Square Feet Of Storage Space Took 25 Years To Build?

Did You Know That The First Billion Square Feet Of Storage Space Took 25 Years To Build?

With 58,000 self storage facilities globally more and more people are benefitting from the extra space in their homes. Ever wondered how other countries self storage compares to ours? We’ve taken a look at the USA, France and Spain to bring you the juicy facts to help put your mind at ease. The self storage market in the US is a huge industry with about 45,000 facilities compared to 1,200 that are situated in the UK. The first billion square feet of storage space took 25 years to build and the next billion only took 8 years thanks to a boom within the industry. This is mainly because of the vast space available and their national Self Storage Association that was formed in 1975. Even most of the 50 states have their own self storage association! Also, many self storage […]

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  • 18th November 2010
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The Big Yellow Armadillos Movember Team

The Big Yellow Armadillos Movember Team

Members of Armadillo and Big Yellow Self Storage are growing a Mo’ this month in aid of a very deserving cause. Each November men are challenged to grow some lip fuzz to raise money for The Prostate Cancer Charity. The rules are simple, start November 1st clean shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month to raise awareness for this important charity. The idea for Movember started in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 after being inspired by the work that women have done in the past for breast cancer. Since then the Movember moustache has grown year on year and become popular here in the UK. The money raised as a result of Movember is channeled by The Prostate Cancer Charity into a number of world class and innovative education, support, research and awareness initiatives. The Big Yellow Armadillos […]

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