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Charity Race Night For A Great Cause

Charity Race Night For A Great Cause

To aid The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign a charity race night was recently held at The Fairfield Halls in Croydon with our Big Yellow Bromley store sponsoring one of the races. The campaign supports the great work of the Royal Marsden which raises money to help the hospital stay at the leading edge of cancer treatment, research and care. The evening was compared by Channel 4’s own racing legend Derek Thompson and featured comedian Kevin Day to help Royal Marsden go that extra mile with the work that they provide for their patients. It was a great night of fun for our members of staff that attended and for everyone involved. Visit The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign for further information on fundraising, making a donation and organising your own events for this amazing cause!

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Did You Know Happy Meals Can Make You Rich?

Did You Know Happy Meals Can Make You Rich?

Did You Know that a collection of McDonald’s memorabilia was sold for a whopping £8,130 last year? The 5,000 items from the fast food chain consisted of toys, posters and Happy Meal boxes and made the owner Luke Underwood a small fortune. Luke was only 11 when the collection was sold in March 2009. The young entrepreneur from South Clifton, Nottinghamshire persuaded his dad to buy the memorabilia dating from 1990-2000 for him for just £250 in 2005. Luke sold it 4 years later after running out of space in his home to store the thousands of McDonald’s promotional items. The collection was thought to be the largest of its kind in the UK and included the only known complete set of the 101 Dalmatians promotional toys, in their original bags. The auction, held by Unique Auctions in March 2009, […]

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At Home’s ‘Save Space’ Series: The Best Zones To Save Space Around The Home

At Home’s ‘Save Space’ Series: The Best Zones To Save Space Around The Home

Welcome to the sixth and final installment of at home’s ‘Get Some Space in Your Life’ series with some great advice from leading personal storage experts Big Yellow Self Storage. This week, we show you how to declutter and ease tensions in the home. We’ve already looked at space saving tips for your home in the living room, space saving solutions to plan the perfect space in the kitchen and the at home team will be bringing you solutions to clear the clutter in relationships by relieving tension in your family dynamic through self storage. A third of Britons claim that clutter is the main source of tension around the home with arguments occurring at least once per week and 2.4 million of us are arguing about it more than once a day. Clutter around the home could be depriving […]

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Win An iPad With Big Yellow Space Savers

Win An iPad With Big Yellow Space Savers

We’ve launched our brand new Facebook game ‘Big Yellow Space Savers’ and every two weeks we’ll be giving away some amazing prizes including an iPad and an Xbox console. To win one of our prizes you’ll have to store as many items as possible in your virtual Big Yellow Self Storage room and by inviting your friends to take part in the game, you’ll be earning points when they store items too! All you have to do is catch falling items from a van before they hit the ground. Once you’ve caught them successfully you’ll be able to store an item from the gallery in your room, with each item giving you points on the leader board. You can personally add one item a day and you can see your friend’s recently added items in your virtual self storage room. […]

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Tips & Tricks: Under Bed Storage

Tips & Tricks: Under Bed Storage

Making use of the space under your bed is a great storage solution, it’s also an area which is often forgotten about. The area can be used for items that aren’t used regularly such as out of season clothes, shoes and bedding. Whether you have drawers or a raised bed, a little creativity and a few simple storage solutions can transform an empty area into an indispensible storage space. One of the best storage solutions for underneath the bed is vacuum storage bags as they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be filled with sweaters, clothes and any other soft items, then by using a vacuum cleaner you can easily suck the air from the bags which reduces them to a compact storable size. The deflated bags can then stored underneath the bed and even stacked […]

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At Home’s ‘Save Space’ Series: The Best Zones To Save Space Around The Home

At Home’s ‘Save Space’ Series: The Best Zones To Save Space Around The Home

Welcome to the fifth installment of at home’s ‘Get Some Space in Your Life’ series with some great advice from leading personal storage experts Big Yellow Self Storage. This week, we show those of you who work from home some great solutions to ensure your work doesn’t interfere with your home life. We’ve already looked at space saving tips for your home in the bedroom, space saving solutions to help transform your garden and the at home team will be bringing you solutions to get the work/life balance right at home by transforming areas into zones and maximising space through self storage. If you regularly work from home, the work space can be one of the areas of the house that seems to get cluttered faster than others. Setting apart your work space and the areas of home where you […]

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We’ve Been Rated Over 3,000 Times!

We’ve Been Rated Over 3,000 Times!

As some of you may have noticed, we’ve recently launched a new Ratings & Reviews section on the Big Yellow site to give you some insight into how other customers rate our stores. This month we’ve had over 250 reviews from customers who have rated us on convenience, store environment, security, accessibility and value on a 5 star scale. Here’s how we did. Overall – 4.6 Convenience of location – 4.4 Quality of store environment – 4.6 Security features – 4.7 Access – 4.4 Value for money – 4.1 At Big Yellow our attention to customer service is paramount, so next time you’re on bigyellow.co.uk check out our Ratings & Reviews section online to see what other customers have to say.

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At Home’s ‘Save Space’ Series: The Best Zones To Save Space Around The Garden

At Home’s ‘Save Space’ Series: The Best Zones To Save Space Around The Garden

Welcome to the fourth installment of at home’s ‘Get Some Space in Your Life’ series with some great advice from leading personal storage experts Big Yellow Self Storage. We’ve already looked at space saving tips for your home in the bedroom and the at home team will be bringing you space saving solutions to help transform your garden. Although summer has drawn to a close, it’s great to relax and enjoy your garden in the autumn sunshine. There can be a lot of maintenance that needs to be done as well and you might decide to spruce up the design. Your garden is an ideal place for the kids to play and you add years to the life of your tools and furniture by transforming your garden shed before the colder months set in. Three Space Saving Tips To Transform […]

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Win An iPod Touch 4G With Big Yellow Self Storage

Win An iPod Touch 4G With Big Yellow Self Storage

We’re giving you the chance to win the newly released fourth-generation iPod Touch. This next-gen iPod carries some fantastic features from the iPhone 4 including a touch-screen, games centre, HD video recording and ‘FaceTime’ giving you face-to-face video calls with friends over Wi-Fi. It also has 8GB’s of storage so you can listen to all your favourite tracks on the go. 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 makes the iPod? a. Banana b. Apple c. Kiwi

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De-Cluttering Your Wardrobe

De-Cluttering Your Wardrobe

Making tough decisions about what clothes to keep can be the hardest part of de-cluttering your wardrobe and many people are afraid that they might throw out something they’ll want in the future. As a result wardrobes can become your own personal indoor storage sheds which house all the old, off season and mismatched things you can’t bear to throw away. Indecision is what causes clutter to build-up and often leads people to hoarding clothes that they would no longer wear, but keep just in case. Keeping all your clothing may seems to be the easiest option but if you can replace the thought of “I’ll get into this someday” with, “I’ll get new things when I lose weight” as an extra incentive and you’ll be on the right path. Here’s some top tips on how to tackle the mountain […]

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