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Did You Know Airplanes Can Be Stored In The Desert?

Did You Know Airplanes Can Be Stored In The Desert?

Did you know there’s a desert located in Tucson, Arizona that’s the home of US military planes that are no longer in service? The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base had become the home of retired airplanes shortly after World War II and now has a collection of over 4,000. Nicknamed ‘The Boneyard’, the area is spread across 2,600 acres, which is the equivalent of 1,430 football pitches. The site was chosen as a storage facility because of its high altitude and the favourable conditions that allow the aircraft to be left outside for long periods of time without deteriorating too quickly. Among the aircraft kept in ‘The Boneyard’ are B-52 Cold War-era bombers and dozens of F-14 fighter jets. The area has even featured in a series of Hollywood films with the most recent being Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. High-resolution […]

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

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

Welcome to the third 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 save space in your bedroom! We’ve already looked at space saving tips for your kitchen and next week, the at home team will continue to bring you personal storage solutions about how to declutter in all areas of your garden and how to clear the clutter to relieve tension in relationships. Your bedroom should be a haven of comfort and calm but if you’re greeted with clutter instead of the perfect space, it could be robbing you of all the relaxation and sleep you need. Three Space Saving Tips For Your Bedroom Wardrobes Wardrobes can be a great solution to clear clutter from your bedroom […]

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READ International Uganda Update (Part 2)

Throughout the six weeks in Uganda the student volunteers from the University of Edinburgh were faced with many challenges in the library and by the end they had managed to create a fantastic space. The opening ceremony of the library really brought it home to the volunteers what they had achieved. Children had the opportunity to explore the new books that had been donated to READ and kept secure in Big Yellow Self Storage’s rooms across the UK. The day was full of special moments as children of all ages surrounded the team throughout eager to be read to. Children from local primary schools performed during the event standing up reading in front of the others showing their delight at the new facilities. Members of the town council and representatives from the National Library of Uganda set out their ambitions […]

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Tips & Tricks: Student Storage Solutions

Tips & Tricks: Student Storage Solutions

When students move into university halls they’re often faced with small rooms and not enough space to accommodate their stuff. Rooms usually come with a basic wardrobe, bed and desk fitted into a tight space. Here are some top tips to help organise and store things efficiently. As students usually stay in rented accommodation there are limits to what can be done with the room. Drilling into the walls to put up hooks and shelving won’t be allowed so you will have to be ruthless with the items you want to take and be imaginative with the space available. Bringing boxes, containers and over-the-door hangers will stop items becoming cluttered on the floor. You’re likely to hoard more items throughout the year with university work and any purchases you make. Keeping all your work together in designated areas will make […]

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Back To School: Reclaim Your Space

Back To School: Reclaim Your Space

As the kids are preparing to start a new school year, it’s a great opportunity for you to reclaim the areas of the home. These spaces may have been taken over with toys and sports items throughout the summer holidays. Shelving is one of the simplest storage solutions for your child’s belongings as they are kept together in one place. Children can easily find their things and will be able to see exactly where they need to be returned too. Not only are shelves convenient, they’re easy to assemble as they can be mounted directly onto your walls using an L-shaped bracket. The amount of shelving you use depends on the amount of space is available on the wall and the amount of things you need to be placed on them. As children don’t need to store long clothing in […]

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READ International Uganda Update (Part 1)

On the 22nd August READ International completed its latest mission in Uganda with the help of student volunteers from the University of Edinburgh. They were able to successfully distribute over 29,000 textbooks to primary and secondary schools in the Mubende and Masaka districts. At the same time they were also able to aid in the renovation of the Mubende Community Library. When the team from Edinburgh arrived at the library it was a dark and gloomy building with a small number of books gathering dust in a storage cupboard. It was a large space so the team had to really get stuck in if they were to make a difference. The team showed the same enthusiasm that they demonstrated throughout the previous year when the team were collecting textbooks and raising money. For the first time the town had a […]

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Did You Know You Can Store Files In The Cloud?

Did You Know You Can Store Files In The Cloud?

Did you know you can store computer files online without them taking up space on your computer? When you store items online it’s called ‘Cloud Storage’ or ‘The Cloud’ and can often act as a cheaper alternative to buying additional hard drives for your computer. What makes cloud storage so useful is if you’re connected to the internet, you can access your files. It doesn’t matter what your location is or what computer you’re using. There are different forms of cloud storage; private clouds, public and hybrid which make it easy to store documents for you and share with others if they’re too large to fit in an email. Unfortunately Big Yellow can’t store your physical items in our ‘Cloud’ yet but you can store your household items in our self storage rooms for a little as a week, month, […]

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

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

We’ve teamed up with our friends at home magazine to give you top advice on personal storage solutions. Stay tuned as we’ll be bringing you more ideas to save space and declutter for all areas of your home…… Welcome to the second installment of at home’s ‘Get Some Space in Your Life’ series with some great advice from leading personal storage experts at Big Yellow Self Storage. at home have already looked at space saving tips for your living room and we’re going to continue to bring you personal storage solutions about how to declutter in all areas of your home, including the bedroom, garden and ideas to maximise space to make working at home more successful. Planning the perfect space in the kitchen is like creating the perfect menu. You can create space by throwing out products that are […]

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  • 27th August 2010
  • News

Big Yellow Announces Partnership With DX Business Direct

Big Yellow Announces Partnership With DX Business Direct

We’ve just inked a national deal with DX Business Direct who are a leading independent mail, courier and secure logistics company. The deal will see DX Business Direct place dedicated ParcelXchange depots in 18 of our Big Yellow Self Storage store forecourts across the country. ParcelXchange offer a series of intelligent lockers with built in track-and-trace functions which enable businesses to dispatch parts nationwide for engineer collection via an overnight delivery service. The service can reduce distribution costs, improve stock control and increase engineer efficiency. The lockers on Big Yellow forecourts will provide 24/7 access to the virtual depot and a state of the art security system with pin code entry. The role out of lockers is expected to be complete by the end of June 2011 and there is a possibility that the partnership could extend to more Big […]

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Armadillo Self Storage Finds The Perfect Storage Solution For RSPCA Peterborough

Armadillo Self Storage Finds The Perfect Storage Solution For RSPCA Peterborough

Our Armadillo store in Peterborough has come to the rescue of a very deserving local RSPCA charity shop as it closes its doors for the last time. There is a new shop opening in the near future, but until then staff need to store their stock. In anticipation of the new shop opening, Armadillo Self Storage has donated free storage space for three months to help out. As a result, the RSCPA shop doesn’t have to spend money on storage and can instead channel those funds straight back into helping animals in the Greater Peterborough area that have sadly been abandoned or neglected. Visit RSPCA Peterborough for further information on volunteering and fundraising opportunities.

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