Self Storage Blog

  • 16th July 2010
  • News

The Big Yellow Armadillos Take On London To Brighton (Part.2)

As we got closer to Brighton, we noticed there were lots of families on the streets all cheering and giving out much needed energy supplies to keep everyone going! The support was fantastic, the people that lined the streets probably didn’t know it but they helped so many people throughout the day. Everyone was dreading the final point and they all knew it would come….Ditchling Beacon! We all had heard about it but none of them really expected what was about to come. Ditchling Beacon is a brutal mile long climb to the top of the South Downs that starts at mile 47, everything else compared to this was easy. The hill was so steep that many of the riders had to get off their bikes and push them to the top simply focusing on putting one foot ahead of […]

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Win A Nintendo Wii Sports Resort Bundle With Big Yellow Self Storage

Win A Nintendo Wii Sports Resort Bundle With Big Yellow Self Storage

This summer we’re celebrating the great sporting summer by giving you the chance to win a Nintendo Wii Bundle, Wii Motion Plus and Wii Sports Resort. It is the perfect package for those that are sports mad or think they can do better than the pro’s! We’re not just fans of the World Cup, we’ve been racing on our bikes, serving aces and practicing our golf swing just in time for The Open Championship. The Wii Sports Resort will take you away to a sea side world of challenges, filled with more than 12 sports to get involved in. To get your hands on this fantastic prize all you have to do is head over to Big Yellow’s Facebook page and answer this question: What kind of surface is the tennis at Wimbledon played on? a. Hard b. Grass c. […]

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  • 14th July 2010
  • News

The Big Yellow Armadillos Take On London To Brighton (Part.1)

The annual London to Brighton bike ride on the south coast is a hugely popular event with almost 30,000 cyclists taking part and raising money for a very worthy cause. Riders begin their 54 mile journey in Clapham Common with many aiming to reach the seafront in just six hours. Cyclists range from keen enthusiasts to those taking part with friends and family in memory of people they had lost. Our very own Big Yellow Armadillos cycling team took part. Made up from staff from stores nationwide, who raced down to Brighton weaving through Surrey and over the hills of West Sussex on Sunday 24th June to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation. Join three of our riders, Jimmy Gibson, Patsy Loomes and Ardan Carter as they take on the London to Brighton below. The […]

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  • 9th July 2010
  • News

Big Yellow Self Storage Opens In High Wycombe

We’re happy to announce that we have opened our new High Wycombe branch. The new store boasts some innovative eco conscious features to protect and enhance the local environment while providing great self storage facilities for our customers. We’ve installed a Green roof and timber cladding on the outside of the building that backs onto the River Wye. Already, Mallard ducks have decided to make a home in our new back garden ecosystem. The Green roof adds extra insulation to the top floor storage area and acts as protection from seasonal fluctuations in temperature and reduces heat reflection back into the atmosphere, which would have been reflected by 100% if it were metal. These contributions of green space ‘help reduce the urban heat island effect’ where some large urban areas may have average temperatures 1 degree centigrade above the surrounding […]

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Tips & Tricks: How To Store Your Garden Tools

Tips & Tricks: How To Store Your Garden Tools

Storing your garden tools properly can add years to the life of your equipment, especially after the summer when there is a risk of rust and wear. Better yet when you are able to use your tools again they will be ready to go straight away. Here are some top tips to help you plan the way you store your garden tools in advance. Before storing your garden tools make sure you scrub off any dirt or mud by using a stick to knock off the large pieces and a wire brush to remove the dirt that is really stuck on. If it is really covered and you’re finding it hard to get it back to its shiny old self, you may need to soak the tool in a bucket of hot water before attempting again. Make sure you wipe […]

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We’ve Launched A New iPhone App: The Big Yellow Space Kit

…A toolkit that sits in your back pocket – not the garage. As part of our ongoing commitment to help the nation make the most of their space – we’ve launched an iPhone application packed with tools to help people at home, at work, or even at one of our stores. The Big Yellow Space Kit is full of easy-to-use tools with everything from a Floor Planner that lets users try out different room designs on the go to see if things fit, to a Box Archiver that allows users to list their items so they know exactly where they are perfect for those moving home or using self storage. The Big Yellow Space Kit is available to download for FREE from the Apple App Store now here. View the Big Yellow Space Kit screen cast to view all the […]

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Feature: The Key Steps For Redecorating Your Home

Feature: The Key Steps For Redecorating Your Home

Now you have seen the Best Online Resources and Added Inspiration when it comes to redecorating your home, we thought we would let you know the key steps for actually doing it! Redecorating your home, or even just one room, is exciting. If you’ve just moved, you’ve got a totally blank canvas to build your dream décor, and if you’re giving a long-term home a lick of paint, it’s just as much as a fresh start. There is a tendency to get slightly overwhelmed by the task at hand, but there are a few key steps you can take during the preparation stage to prevent this from happening. First, plan, plan and plan some more. It sounds dull, but it will truly save time and money in the long run. This also helps you to think about what you really […]

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Removals Day and How to Handle It

Removals Day and How to Handle It

Ask those about to move house what they are most apprehensive about and you can bet their answers are going to be the same: removals day! Removals day can be one of the most stressful aspects of the moving process if you’re under-prepared. The combination of packing the car, talking to your removals men, handling the kids and getting some sort of order going once you’ve arrived at your new house can all get way too much! However, with proper preparation removals day doesn’t have to be a struggle. In fact, it can be quite pleasurable when everything’s prepared in advance, and you enjoy the excitement of knowing you’ll soon be starting a brand new life with your family. Why not follow these handy tips for a stress-free moving day that’ll get you on the road to your new house […]

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Big Yellow Self Storage Finds A Cracking Social Media Intern

Big Yellow Self Storage Finds A Cracking Social Media Intern

We recently unveiled the Big Think, a search for students passionate about social networks, social media and web culture. Entrants had to prove their gusto on Facebook and Twitter to craft attention grabbing headlines, whilst promoting themselves on the social web. Designed for undergraduates and graduates alike and those interested in social media the internship is a fantastic opportunity for the winner to work and learn with our online communications team in London this summer. The internship scheme offers students a detailed program focusing on how to effectively enhance brand presence online and through social media sites such as Facebook. To secure this prize, students had to enter by submitting a catchy, funny or downright silly news headline which had to include the words “Big” and “Yellow” on our Big Yellow Self Storage page on Facebook. We saw many Big […]

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Added Inspiration for Redecorating Your Home

Added Inspiration for Redecorating Your Home

Following on from our Redecorating Your Home – The Best Online Resources blog post, we thought we would give you added inspiration while you’re redecorating your house. If you’ve had a clear out and decided to store some belongings while you refresh the house, or even re-do the place entirely, look to the design blogs below to tickle the right side of your brain. decor8 – Holly Becker, a freelance journalist and design consultant launched decor8 in January 2006 long before design blogs became a trusted and popular source of information on the web. An established site known as a reliable design resource to over 35,000 daily readers, decor8 (a creative play on the word decorate) is dedicated to sharing honest opinions, fresh decorating ideas, beautiful interior spaces, independent art and design, products and services, and articles meant to inspire […]

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