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Why we work with Big Yellow

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Telephone number: 0800 783 4949


Checklist: Storing your belongings



Big Yellow have been kind enough to support from the very start, taking a ‘punt’ believing that education is vital for anyone carrying out a property project. Before signing up, Kate spent time going around some of the Big Yellow self storage units to see for herself the size and especially cleanliness of the storage facilities. One of the key features was the security and the latest technology the company uses to make sure they offer consumers safe storage for their belongings.

Kate has also helped them with their educational research and supported them on media days, doing lots of radio interviews to educate about property projects and how best to choose a storage company.

Big Yellow self storage
Big Yellow - Camberley

What do they do

Big Yellow Self Storage is the UK’s favourite storage company.


With 92 stores around the UK, they combine the latest technology with excellent customer service and a high level of security.


There are more than 20 different room sizes, ranging from a wardrobe sized space to a warehouse, so you only ever pay for the space you need. You can store from as little as seven days to as long as you want.


All Big Yellow stores are modern, purpose built, secure and brightly lit and you will find them in safe and easily accessible locations. Friendly staff are onsite seven days a week and you can enjoy peace of mind that your possessions are safe. Every store has 24-hour CCTV, PIN code access to the storage areas and every room is individually alarmed. There is also perimeter fencing, electronic coded gates plus smoke and fire detectors at every Big Yellow store.


Big Yellow will make your life easier with the free use of trolleys and pallet trucks, a range of packing materials and boxes you can buy online or in store, and they can also help organise your van hire or removals as well.

How much does it cost?

Get an instant quote online at Big Yellow.

Big Yellow are offering PropertyChecklists subscribers 50% off storage for up to eight weeks plus an extra 10% discount for as long as you stay. Simply use discount code: DOPBY01 when you get a quote in store or over the phone.

Top three tips

  1. Estimate how much space you’ll needMake a list of all the items you plan to store and take this with you to your Big Yellow store where they can show you the options available and advise on the size of the space you’ll need. Or if you're short on time, use the estimator tool at Big Yellow. Don’t worry if you’ve over or under estimated your inventory – you can upsize or downsize your space when you need.

  2. Estimate how long you’ll need storage for -Storage at Big Yellow is ongoing so there is no set move out date once you've moved in. Your storage will continue for as long as you need it. Also consider when you’ll need to access your items during the duration of your stay – extended out-of-hours access is also available.

  1. Pack efficiently -This doesn’t mean cramming your possessions into as few boxes as possible; not only does this make boxes extremely heavy, it also leaves your items in danger of breaking or becoming misshapen. Make sure you protect fragile or valuable items with bubble wrap or packing paper – you can buy packing materials online or in store – and leave a gap between the contents and the box lid as boxes are likely to be stacked one on top of the other. For more packing tips, click here.

All our information is brought to you by Kate Faulkner OBE, author of Which? Property books and one of the UK's top property experts.
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