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Big Yellow Self Storage Box-Man University Tour

The Big Yellow Self Storage Box-Man has just returned home from his 2010 UK university tour for a well earned rest. Box-Man and his team took to campuses across the country telling students all about the benefits of storing with Big Yellow this summer and its great 25% off storage offer which is available from bigyellow.co.uk/students They’ve been travelling up and down the country visiting universities in Sheffield, Durham and Nottingham Trent to name a few. To celebrate the offer as a special treat, team Big Yellow is giving away a brand new Apple iPad. If that wasn’t enough, a Big Yellow Internship is up for grabs – a fantastic opportunity for any web savvy students! Fancy getting involved? Test out your skills crafting a pun, which can be hotly topical but must include the words “Big” and “Yellow” by […]

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Tips & Tricks: Get The Most Out Of Website Self Storage

Tips & Tricks: Get The Most Out Of Website Self Storage

If you want to place big files such as video clips or images on your website, but don’t want to waste your bandwidth and storage, there’s a very easy solution. When you host any media on your own site or blog, it uses up a percentage of storage – and when readers view that media, it takes up your bandwidth too. If the media file is small then you probably won’t have much to worry about, but when you want to use files that are large in size, it can have a significant impact. If you have limited storage and limited bandwidth, this causes a problem. The answer is simple; use a trusted third party. If you want to use a video file, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo – then you can link to the clip or even embed […]

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Big Yellow Edinburgh Sponsors Heriot Watt Motorsports Society

Big Yellow Edinburgh Sponsors Heriot Watt Motorsports Society

The Heriot Watt University Motorsports society is the sole Scottish team in the British Universities Karting championships and has been competing throughout the country. They have only been racing since October 2009 and are unable to gain affiliation to the University Sports Union. The team has raced to success on the track in their first year as sponsorship from the Edinburgh branch of Big Yellow Self Storage has enabled them to attend race meets and raise their profile among the 4,500 students at Heriot Watt University. The team has had success off the track as well. They picked up Best New Society and Best New President at the University Oscars in part for a finding sponsorship deal with Big Yellow. The racers came in to do an official photo shoot at Big Yellow Edinburgh with ‘The Big Yellow Stig’ making […]

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Spring cleaning: Not Just A Makeover For Your House

Spring cleaning: Not Just A Makeover For Your House

The annual spring cleaning ritual is a great way to kick-start your health in many ways. From a health perspective, a deep spring clean is the chance to get mold, dust and other harmful irritants out of your house. A great resource is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site for Healthy Homes. Though it might sound crazy, cleaning can also be a great workout. Take the time to go through every room and tackle every mess. Lifting boxes, vacuuming, scrubbing the bathroom, it’s all calories burned and strength earned. Financially, don’t forget that loose change! It’s money you can add to your savings, put toward paying off debt or use for immediate purchases. And while you’re at it, turn clutter into cash by holding a garage sale to empty the items from your ‘sell’ pile – or […]

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Learn From The Best Countries For Self Storage Solutions

Learn From The Best Countries For Self Storage Solutions

In one of the most crowded countries in the world, space is a big issue. To put this into context, Japan is roughly the size of California, slightly larger than Great Britain, and only a little smaller than France. However, it has over double the population of the UK. As such, innovation in storing everything from clothes to food is standard. Storage lockers are placed around the city, as are bike racks – and data storage is a large part of the country’s economy. What can we learn from this though? Building small can be a sign of higher ambitions, and creating a small home can be an amazingly positive and creative act, one which can enhance life in surprising ways. ‘The Very Small Home’ by Azby Brown presents stunning design advances in Japan. Particular emphasis is given to what […]

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Tips & Tricks: Looking After Yourself While You Look After Your Home

Model Kelly Brook recently revealed that she ended up with hands that looked like an old lady after she finished her spring-cleaning. “I’ve just done some spring-cleaning and my hands feel all grainy, like old lady hands,” the Daily Star quoted her as saying. It’s that time of year again, and it’s a chore that has to be tackled. But before you do so – you may want to protect your hands from becoming rough and nails from chipping. Rubber gloves that have long cuffs you can fold up to catch any dripping water. If you desire to be fashionable while you clean, there are also cute designer rubber gloves that can fit any style. Another good way to safeguard your hands from dehydration is by using a detergent that is specially formulated not to strip moisture from your skin. […]

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Did You Know Britain Has More Storage Space For Waste CO2?

Did You Know Britain Has More Storage Space For Waste CO2?

Did you know that the North Sea could provide Britain with a natural resource worth as much as £10 billion a year if the Government exploits it as a store for carbon dioxide (CO2), according to The Times? Britain has more storage space for waste CO2 than all of the other northern European countries combined, with the exception of Norway, according to research that suggests carbon capture and storage could be one of the boom industries of the next 20 years. At the British Science Festival in Guildford in September, it was announced that the existence of suitable rock formations beneath the British seas – mainly in the North Sea – means that Britain could make as much as £5 billion a year from selling licenses to store CO2 to countries such as Germany, Denmark and Poland. While technology for […]

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Quiz Night Sponsored by Armadillo Dundee Raises £2,020

Quiz Night Sponsored by Armadillo Dundee Raises £2,020

To support the Cash For Kids charity, a quiz night sponsored by Armadillo Self Storage Dundee raised over £2,000 for a great cause. Over 200 people and 40 teams went head-to-head in the annual competition at Fairmuir Social Club with Bowman’s Golden Girls being awarded the trophy for the winning team. The Cash For Kids charity has been established to support thousands of children across the region who suffer abuse or neglect, are disabled and have special needs or simply need a little extra care or guidance. Every single penny that they raise is changing lives for the better and provides a helping hand to youngsters when and where they need it most. Our own Derek Smith from Armadillo Self Storage Dundee presented a cheque for £2,020 to Tay FM’s Stewart Webster which has been awarded to Cash For Kids.

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Self Storage Rooms As An Office

Self Storage Rooms As An Office

The one thing you’ll inevitably need if you’re planning to set up your own business from home is a lot of space. With the help of commercial self storage, you can make this process a lot easier by storing papers and documents securely offsite. It’s a great way to store documents safely, and also provides the opportunity to many to not only change the way they work – but also expand their businesses. Records are important and have to be maintained, but storing them requires a lot of space. Self storage allows you to keep your files organised in one location – that’s easy to sort through when needed. This isn’t only relevant to smaller businesses either. Is your business expanding or simply overstocked? You could use a facility for space for equipment, promotional material or to archive documents. What […]

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Big Yellow Self Storage Birmingham Helping Haiti

Big Yellow Self Storage Birmingham Helping Haiti

The Big Yellow Self Storage team in Birmingham have been giving up their time and processing donations for the Haiti Appeal after the tragic earthquake in January. Among the items donated were clothes, food and blankets for the thousands that have been left injured and homeless. Head honcho Rose helped co-ordinate the appeal with the help of Central Removals who did local donation pick-ups from schools for free. A big thank you to the staff and children of South Leeds High School, who drove many miles to help. Big Yellow Self Storage would like to thank everyone involved who donated their time and effort into supporting this appeal.

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