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Storage & Removals Packing Supplies

When it comes to packing your treasured and valuable belongings away for storage or removal, only the best packing supplies will do. Without sturdy, multi-layer corrugated cardboard boxes and other types of secure packaging, your items are at risk of being damaged in transit.

Fortunately, Vanguard Self Storage have a range of professional packing materials available at our facilities in London and Manchester to robustly protect your goods, including:

Vanguard Small Box (420 x 420 x 420mm)

Our boxes are the strongest in the industry; they are made from multi-layer corrugated card to provide a capacity of over 20kg. These small boxes are really easy to stack and are perfect for storing kitchen utensils and crockery. Made in Great Britain.

£4.80

Vanguard Medium Box (470 x 470 x 520mm)

Our boxes are the strongest in the industry; they are made from multi-layer corrugated card to provide a capacity of over 20kg. These medium boxes are perfect for almost anything around the house and can be re-used time and time again. Made in Great Britain.

£5.50

Vanguard Large Box (470 x 470 x 780mm)

Our boxes are the strongest in the industry; they are made from multi-layer corrugated card to provide a capacity of over 20kg. These large boxes are ideally suited to storing bulky items such as duvets, blankets and clothing. Made in Great Britain.

£7.20

Economy Cartons Small

Like their bigger brothers these cartons are sold in packs of ten. They measure approx. 330mm x 330mm x 457mm and are mostly non-branded. These economy cartons are designed for one use only and are the smallest general packing carton in our range and at £25 for ten they are also the cheapest. (Not available in all stores.)

£25.00

Economy Cartons Large

These cartons are sold in packs of 10. They measure approx. 452 mm x 452mm x 500mm. They are printed with the location guide on the top flap but are otherwise mostly non-branded. Unlike the Vanguard range these economy cartons are designed for one use only and at only £30 for a pack of ten are an attractive solution for general packing. (Not available in all stores.)

£30.00

Document Carton

These cartons are designed for office applications but are as equally useful around the home. These cartons are assembled without the need for tape. The lids are loose fit which makes these cartons ideal for multiple use. We have sold tens of thousands of these most versatile of cartons which measure 330mm x 400mm x 320mm, they are available individually at £4.80 with discounts available for bulk buys.

£4.80

Wardrobe Cartons

These cartons are sold individually, fitted with a suspended bar they are designed to take clothing on hangers. Measuring 1,240mm tall by 560mm by 460mm they will accommodate most items, including long dresses, and thus minimise the risk of creasing. They are supplied flat packed for ease of collection by car and can be assembled without the need for packing tape. At £12 each these wardrobe cartons are not hanging around.

£12.00

Bubble Wrap

A roll of 1000mm wide bubble wrap with small bubbles (10mm). Almost everything can be well packed in normal bubble wrap. Bubble wrap with smaller bubbles can take more weight than bubble wrap with larger bubbles.

£1.60 per metre

Large Bubble Wrap

A roll of 1200mm wide bubble wrap with extra-large bubbles (25mm). Most goods can be easily and well packed in small bubble wrap. However, the large bubbles are better for delicate shapes such as wine glasses. The large bubbles are also better for filling voids in half empty boxes.

£2.10 per metre

Packing Paper

This is a ream of general packing paper. The product has a craft feel that provides a better quality of cushioning compared with print standard paper. Don’t make the error of thinking newspaper will do just as good a job, newsprint can cause ink marks and staining which at best make items dirty and at worse stain forever. Don’t compromise on your packing, at just £10 per 5kg ream this is a must have packing product.

£10.00

Tissue Paper

An excellent alternative to bubble wrap and essential for packing of silverware. This is an acid-free tissue paper and as such is packing safe for precious metals, fine china and delicate fabrics. We sell this product in part reams containing approx. 125 sheets at just £6.50.

£6.50

Vanguard Vinyl Tape

Approximately 70 meters of the toughest tape on the market, ideal to be used together with our boxes to maximise their strength and stability. Printed with the Vanguard logo.

£2.80

Fragile Printed Tape

The simple and cost effective solution to drawing attention to those items that require extra special handling. Each roll contains 66m of strong highly visible tape. Superb value at just £2.50 per roll.

£2.50

Furniture Blankets

Good quality furniture blankets sold in a pack of five. These blankets, which measure approx. 1.5m x 2m, are used extensively by logistics companies and moving businesses to provide scratch protection for furniture in transit. They are also suitable to provide cushioning between items that might be stacked against each other in your storage room. They can be reused many times over and at just £20 for a pack of five they are excellent value.

£20.00

Single Mattress Cover

The single covers will wrap a mattress or divan base of up to 3ft 62. These bags are designed to be loose fit, tape can be applied if you require a fully sealed application. They are a simple and cost effective way of avoiding mattresses suffering from dirty edges during handling or transit. Priced at £5 for the single cover and £7 for the double, great value that you will not lose any sleep over.

£5.00

Double Mattress Cover

The double cover will wrap a mattress or divan base of up to 6ft. These bags are designed to be loose fit, tape can be applied if you require a fully sealed application. They are a simple and cost effective way of avoiding mattresses suffering from dirty edges during handling or transit. Priced at £5 for the single cover and £7 for the double, great value that you will not lose any sleep over.

£7.00

Arm Chair and Sofa Covers

These plastic covers are ideal to ensure your soft furnishings do not become dusty during storage. These are shaped covers however they are manufactured with size tolerance to make them suitable for the majority of applications. They are a loose fitting cover and are best applied in conjunction with tape to secure them. The Arm Chair covers are sold in pairs at £5 and the sofa covers are individual at £5. Good quality practical products that are very popular with our customers.

£5.00

Floor Protector

This is a new product to the Vanguard range. A plastic that provides good grip and with a slightly adhesive backing can be applied to carpet, wood , ceramic or stone flooring. It is a one use product and recommended for those floor areas which will take heavy footfall on your moving day, for example hall and staircase. There are 10m to a roll and at £20 can you really afford to not use this product.

£20.00

Stretchwrap

This utility product is one of our most popular items. Stretchwrap can be used to make boxes and cases more secure, it can be used around furniture to provide a dust/dirt barrier and it is also essential product to bind multiple items, for example boxes on to a pallet base. With an incredible 300m length per roll at £10 this product will not stretch the budget.

£10.00

Handling Gloves

These gloves are fitted with rubberised palms and are designed both to protect your hands and enhance your grip. If you have polished furniture or white goods to carry you will be amazed at how much easier these gloves make things. They can be used many times over of course and at just £6 for our special offer of buy the right hand glove and get the left hand free.

£6.00

Move N Store MA45

Our best-selling padlock! With its solid brass body this padlock is extremely resilient. Comes with two keys.

£5.50

Move ‘N Store C1000

This resettable brass combination Lock has the strength and durability of a solid brass body and the convenience of a resettable 4-dial digital combination. Great for those that are forever losing keys

£12.00

Marker Pen

A black, low-odour, quick drying marker pen. A must-have for marking boxes with their contents.

£1.30

Safety Knife

The “Rooster” is a light weight, ergonomic, safety knife; perfect for cutting tape and bubble wrap. The knife has an ABS plastic body that incorporates a finger guard. It also features a retractable rear utility blade.

£5.00

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Jill takes on the London Marathon

My name is Jill Boorman and work at Vanguard Self Storage London East and I am taking on the mammoth challenge of completing my first London Marathon on Sunday 24th April.

After months of training runs, I will be among the expected 38,000 nervous and excited runners congregating on Blackheath for the start of this year’s London Marathon, I personally will be extremely nervous.

I have decided to use my place to raise funds for JDRF UK (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), a charity very close to my heart as I am a Type 1 Diabetic. JDRF UK need funds to continue their potentially life changing research into Type 1 (Insulin-Dependent) Diabetes.

As a Type 1 Diabetic training for the London Marathon, the long distance runs involved have proved to be a challenge all of their own at times!

If you would like to sponsor me and thank you very much if you do :-) here's the link; uk.virginmoneygiving.com/jill-boorman-VMLM2016-43178 Please also leave a good luck message if you do sponsor me!

The marathon route will pass directly in front of Vanguard East London’s site at 188 Westferry Road and I will try and give it a nod as I pass by but I suspect that as this is just after the 16 mile mark of the run, I may be otherwise too pre-occupied/exhausted!

Runners must complete the full 26 miles, 385 yards before they run over the finish line at The Mall in Central London and finally lay their hands on their well deserved finisher’s medal.

The First London Marathon

The London Marathon was created after Chris Brasher, a former Olympic Champion, returned home from completing the New York Marathon. He was so moved by the sight of over one million people unified by one major challenge and this made him feel that London had to have its own marathon.

After studying other big city marathons, Chris Brasher established the London Marathon’s charity status. His dream was realised on 29th March 1981 with the first London Marathon and it proved to be an instant success.

If you feel your own legs aren't up to actually running a marathon but you'd still like to be part of the day and show your support, join the crowds to shout encouragement instead. Crowds of spectators line the whole 26.2 mile route but great viewing points can be found at Greenwich, the Isle of Dogs, The Highway, Tower Bridge, Embankment, Westminster and of course, the emotional finish of the Marathon on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

PLEASE NOTE

OUR WESTFERRY ROAD DEPOT WILL BE CLOSED ON MARATHON DAY.

NORMAL HOURS WILL RESUME ON MONDAY 27 APRIL 2015.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL THOSE INVOLVED!
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EASTER OPENING HOURS AT WESTFERRY ROAD

GOOD FRIDAY 10.00AM to 4.00PM
SATURDAY 09.00AM to 5.30PM
EASTER SUNDAY 10.00AM to 4.00PM
EASTER MONDAY 10.00AM to 4.00PM

SOME EASTER FACTS

THE NAME EASTER ORIGINATES FROM EASTRE. SHE WAS THE GREAT MOTHER GODDESS OF THE SAXON PEOPLE IN NORTHERN EUROPE.

THE EXCHANGE OF EGGS FOR EASTER DATES BACK TO A SPRINGTIME CUSTOM OLDER THAN EASTER ITSELF IN WHICH EGGS WERE GIVEN AS A SYMBOL OF REBIRTH IN MANY CULTURES.

THE UK'S FIRST EVER CHOCOLATE EGG WAS PRODUCED IN 1873 BY FRY’S OF BRISTOL. HOWEVER FORGET THE CREAMY MILK CHOCOLATE FILLED WITH SWEETS THAT WE KNOW NOW, EARLY EASTER EGGS WOULD HAVE BEEN MADE FROM A GRAINY TEXTURED BITTER DARK CHOCOLATE. THE EGGS WOULD HAVE BEEN EXTRAVAGANTLY DECORATED BY HAND WITH LARGE MARZIPAN FLOWERS AND CHOCOLATE PIPING TO CATER FOR THE VICTORIAN TASTES. THESE EGGS WOULD HAVE ONLY GIVEN BY THE RICH AS EXTRAVAGANT GIFTS.

THE TALLEST CHOCOLATE EASTER EGG EVER MADE WAS IN ITALY IN 2011. IT STOOD AT 10.39 METRES HIGH (34 FT 1.05 IN) AND WEIGHED IN AT 7,200 KG (15,873 LBS 4.48 OZ). THE EGG WAS HEAVIER THAN AN ELEPHANT AND TALLER THAN A GIRAFFE!

80 MILLION CHOCOLATE EASTER EGGS ARE SOLD EACH YEAR. THIS ACCOUNTS FOR 10% OF BRITAIN’S ANNUAL SPENDING ON CHOCOLATE.

ENOUGH CADBURY'S CREME EGGS ARE MADE IN BIRMINGHAM EVERY YEAR TO MAKE A PILE TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN MOUNT EVEREST IF YOU PUT THEM ON TOP OF EACH OTHER.

IN MEDIEVAL TIMES, A FESTIVAL OF EGG THROWING WAS HELD IN CHURCHES. THE PRIEST WOULD THROW A HARDBOILED EGG TO ONE OF THE CHOIRBOYS AND IT WOULD THEN BE TOSSED FROM ONE CHOIRBOY TO ANOTHER. WHICHEVER BOY WAS HOLDING THE EGG WHEN THE CLOCK STRUCK 12 WOULD BE DEEMED THE WINNER.
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