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‘Big Yella’ Self Storage ‘Maze’

Recently our Big Yellow Self Storage Finchley North store made a special donation to the nearby Tetherdown School for their summer fete. We were able to donate 120 extra large boxes so that they could construct an assault course in the school, affectionately called the ‘Big Yella Maze’. Proving popular with parents, teachers and especially the children £1 was all you need to traverse the maze which raised a magnificent £450 for the school! A brilliant stop motion video showing the constructing of the maze and those trying to make their way through was lovingly out together to share with you. Let us know what you think in the comments section.

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Win A Playstation 3 With The New Toy Story Game

Win A Playstation 3 With The New Toy Story Game

We’re giving you the chance to win a Playstation 3 console bundle with the new Toy Story 3 video game. It’s a great combination for any video game addict or for anyone who just wants to relive the story from the new film. You can play as Woody, Buzz or Jessie to become the Sheriff of Toyland Town and explore the entire Toy Story universe as you play in the sandbox. Go to ‘infinity and beyond’ while recreating the events of Toy Story 3 with all the new characters and adventures! Click below to enter our competition. 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: What is the name of the sheriff in Toy Story? a. Woody b. Andy […]

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Armadillo Self Storage Sheffield Supports Rotherham Hospice

Armadillo Self Storage Sheffield Supports Rotherham Hospice

Armadillo Self Storage Sheffield Parkway was delighted to aid Rotherham Hospice with their recent storage needs. They are gearing up to open a new shop in the area which will become the fifth store for the charity. It’s scheduled to open early this month and will sell a range of bargain items including clothes, cards, DVDs, toys and household goods. As the Rotherham Hospice team prepares for the grand opening, Armadillo Self Storage has been able to donate free storage space to enable them to store donations safely and securely until the new store is ready to open. The stores are a very important source of income for the hospice as the contributions allow people to turn donated goods back into cash for the charity which supports people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The hospice is currently recruiting up […]

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Exciting News From READ International

Exciting News From READ International

It’s a very exciting time for READ International as donations have arrived safely in East Africa! Their summer team has recently received 280,000 books that are destined for Tanzanian schools and that will be transported across 14 regions of Tanzania this month. These are much needed donations that give kids the opportunity to learn from books that their schools could never usually afford. We’re also very happy to hear that READ International are receiving hundreds of queries a week from people who wish to donate books to schools in East Africa. Big Yellow is delighted to be able to donate space across the country where READ International can store books before they are ready for shipping. The new donations will remain in the UK until their new teams of eager volunteers start university in September. In the coming weeks ahead […]

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How To Make The Most Of Your Garden Space This Summer

How To Make The Most Of Your Garden Space This Summer

The summer is a great time to enjoy your garden, the weather is good and your flowers are blooming. At this time of year there can be a lot of maintenance that needs to be done and you might decide to spruce up the design. The sites below will provide you with lots of tips and tricks to keep your garden in great condition, regardless of what the size is. Royal Horticultural Society – a charity founded in 1804 that is dedicated to promoting gardening and horticulture. They’re famous for flower shows which are open to the public but their website offers advice for a novice to the experienced gardener. The site is frequently updated with seasonal tips and handy help along with an online community which features a forum for expert advice. Gardeners World is the online version of […]

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Tips & Tricks: How To Make Space For Your Tools

Tips & Tricks: How To Make Space For Your Tools

You can be creative with tool storage and build your own cabinets but there are also many simple storage ideas that will help you keep your tools in good condition and ready when you need them. A toolbox is a great solution for the all round handyman that only occasionally tries his hand at DIY. There’s a range of different sizes and they are portable which makes it easier to take all your tools with you as they always stay in one location. If you have the space, a storage rack can keep your tools organised and make it very easy to find what you need effortlessly. To create one of these, all you need is a board which is fitted to a clear wall. Attach various hooks, baskets and mount bars to it to hold your tools in place. […]

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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

We’ve teamed up with our friends at home magazine to give you top advice on personal storage solutions over the next six weeks. Stay tuned as we’ll be looking at how you can save space and declutter in all areas of your home…… Welcome to the first 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. Over the next six weeks, the at home team will be bringing you personal storage solutions about how to declutter in all areas of your home, including the living room, bedroom and garden. It’s important to remember that keeping a tidy mind means keeping a tidy home. You can create space through natural palettes in design or decluttering style choices throughout your home – decluttering regularly will help you […]

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  • 29th July 2010
  • News

Big Yellow Self Storage Reading Helps The Pottinger Family After Lorry Smash

Big Yellow Self Storage Reading Helps The Pottinger Family After Lorry Smash

Our Reading store has come to the aid of the Pottinger family after they were left devastated when a runaway lorry crashed into their house. The chaos started when a lorry rolled down the road hitting a lamp post and a car along the way before crashing into their home leaving a trail of destruction. The damage to the house has meant the family will have to move out for up to 3 months into temporary accommodation. To help move the family’s belongings, our staff have been to see the family to donate boxes and help them pack up their items. Daniel Robinson from our Reading branch was quoted in the local newspaper, “We are a local business and are always looking for ways to help our community. “After having read the article [in the Reading Post newspaper] we really […]

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Tips & Tricks: How To Store Your Bicycle

Tips & Tricks: How To Store Your Bicycle

There are many different factors to take into consideration when storing your bike, such as how often you ride your bicycle, how much space you have at home and what the weather is like where you live. Here are some top tips to help you plan the way you store your bicycle and keep it in good condition. You should always avoid suspending your bike from a single wheel rim from your garage ceiling as some wheels have ‘quick release’ which could send it crashing to the floor. The wheels aren’t strong enough to take the weight without bending and getting damaged. Before you put your bicycle into storage it’s recommended that you keep the tyres inflated and check the pressure regularly. This can help extend tyre life by avoiding problems such as flattened rubber and cracks on the side […]

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Did You Know A Blu-Ray Disc Can Store More Than Five Times The Amount Of Data Than A Standard DVD?

Did You Know A Blu-Ray Disc Can Store More Than Five Times The Amount Of Data Than A Standard DVD?

Did you know that Blu-Ray discs can hold up to 50GB of data, which is around five or six times the amount a standard DVD can hold? They are a high definition storage alternative to DVDs and they get there name from the colour of the blue laser that reads the discs inside of a player. Having a large amount of storage space is essential for high definition discs as the quality of film takes up to ten times the amount of space that a standard definition disc requires. The 50GB capacity is for a dual-layer disc which is made up of two layers, a single layered disc can store 25GB of data which is enough storage space for at least two hours of high-definition video. The increased storage capacity allows Blu-Ray discs to provide a much sharper and clearer […]

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