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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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  • 23rd April 2010
  • News

Big Yellow Self Storage Edinburgh’s Newest Recruit

Big Yellow Self Storage Edinburgh’s Newest Recruit

We are proud to welcome the newest recruit to our Edinburgh branch, Vixen the hawk, who has become the head of our newly formed anti-seagull department. The position became available as we’re located on an airport flight path and we have to stop our feathered friends from nesting on our roof! We attract between 50-60 birds to our lovely building which can cause a safety hazard to aeroplanes in flight, as well as the well-being of the birds themselves. Vixen, who is a bird of prey, flies over our roof and scares the gulls away – he’s like our own burly bouncer! Our Edinburgh team have even been trying their hand at falconry, but we think we’ll leave it to the pros.

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Armadillo Self Storage Sheffield Lends St. Luke’s Hospice A Hand

Armadillo Self Storage Sheffield Lends St. Luke’s Hospice A Hand

Armadillo Self Storage Sheffield Parkway was delighted to aid St. Luke’s Hospice with their storage needs recently. Every day, St. Luke’s offers excellent specialist care to its patients. Staffing at the hospice has become vitally important to the patients and their families as without the excellent individual care that they provide, St. Luke’s wouldn’t be so unique and valuable. We’ve donated storage space worth £2,000 to a very deserving cause which has been providing care to thousands of seriously ill people within their community since 1971. St. Luke’s we salute you! Visit Friends of St Luke’s for further information on volunteering, fundraising or making a donation to this amazing charity!

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On Your Bike, The Self Storage Gurus Are Off To Brighton!

On Your Bike, The Self Storage Gurus Are Off To Brighton!

50 staff nationwide from Armadillo Self Storage and Big Yellow Self Storage stores will be setting off to rampage down to the sunny Brighton seafront. No, we’re not off on a beach holiday. Jimmy Gibson (our CEO) and the aptly named ‘The Big Yellow Armadillos’ cycling team will be donning helmets and tackling the London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday 24th June raising funds for Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation. What’s happening on the day? It’s a 08:30am start from the Balham store on Sunday 24th June and then a short cycle over to the starting line at Clapham Common where the team will set off on the 54 mile cycle ride south to the finish line on Madeira Drive in a sea of yellow jerseys! We’ll be arriving at around 14:30 / 15:30 at the […]

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Did You Know Stones Can Be Used For Solar Energy Storage?

Did You Know Stones Can Be Used For Solar Energy Storage?

Did you know that there are many different types of energy – from the type that comes from plugs in the wall to power your electrical items, to the kind being stored in a battery? Solar energy comes from the sun and is not only absorbed by plants and crops to help them grow, but collected here on earth for heating, lighting and other human needs. A means of collecting the solar energy and a way to generate it are needed to make sure we can access the sun’s energy. This means that the energy can be converted into another form of energy such as electricity and heat. Storing the energy makes it last longer, as the sun does not shine for 24 hours a day – and in some cases not at all! Solar energy is very well suited […]

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