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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.


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.


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.


Economy Cartons Small pack of 5 (330x330x457mm)

Like their bigger brothers these cartons are sold in packs of 5. 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 £12.50 for ten they are also the cheapest. (Not available in all stores.)


Economy Cartons Medium pack of 5 (452x452x500mm)

These cartons are sold in packs of 5. 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 £15 for a pack of ten are an attractive solution for general packing. (Not available in all stores.)


Document Carton (330x400x320mm)

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.


Wardrobe Cartons (1240x560x450mm)

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 £10 each these wardrobe cartons are not hanging around.


Bubble Wrap

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.

£50p per metre

Large Bubble Wrap

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.

£1.00 per metre

Packing Paper 1kg

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 £8 per 1kg  this is a must have packing product.


Vanguard Vinyl Tape 70m

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.


Fragile Printed Tape 66m

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 £2.00 per roll.


Furniture Blankets pack of 5 ( 150mm x 200mm)

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 £17.50 for a pack of five they are excellent value.


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.


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 £6 for the double, great value that you will not lose any sleep over.


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.


Stretchwrap 300m

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 £8 this product will not stretch the budget.


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 £7.20 for our special offer of buy the right hand glove and get the left hand free.


Move N Store MA45

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


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


Carpet Protector 10m

This is a new product to the Vanguard range. A plastic that provides good grip and with 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.


Why Choose Us?

  • Fully secure storage available
  • We come highly recommended
  • We're open 7 days a week
  • Direct parking outside
Why Choose Vanguard Self Storage?
Step 1: Find your nearest depot

Select one of our depots from the list to see further details and get directions using Google Maps.

Step 2: Choose your storage options

Select the right sized unit for your needs. If you’re not sure which size would be best for you, we can help with our storage size guide.

Step 3: View all our prices

Use our simple online storage calculator to get an accurate quote for the unit you need and book your storage unit.

Step 4: Visit your chosen depot

Once you have booked your storage, visit our depot to begin storing your items. If you have any questions, one of our friendly staff members will be happy to help.

Amazing place, amazing service, amazing location. Communication was easy and fast, all our questions were answered promptly. Alistair Allman was beyond helpful, welcoming, and cooperative. He walked us through the process, recommended certain services, explained procedures and was extremely patient with our many questions. We were looking for a storage service as we prepared my daughter for university and are very happy to have chosen them. We highly recommend their services. Thank you Alistair for all your help.
sarah alshafei
sarah alshafei
12:34 21 Aug 19
Great service & super convenient. Joao and the team are really helpful! Would definitely recommend :)
Emma Brind
Emma Brind
12:34 23 Jul 19
Their were really helpful and especially Jay went above and beyond to assist me. I highly recommend this place and Jay, finally I had time to do the review, thank you so much for your help!
Alina Danai
Alina Danai
12:38 12 Jul 19
While I was looking for a temp storage my only resource at the time was Google maps..called a few places and chose W1 Self Storage.I'm happy I did. Everyone was super friendly, the location is convenient, access is easy and the storage facility is clean. If I ever need to store my things again..I'll for sure come back here.Shout out to Joao and Amal, it was a pleasure doing business with you ;)
Ale Espino
Ale Espino
16:15 09 Jul 19
Excellent security measures. Smooth, uncomplicated operation. Jay was very helpful.
Tara Drew
Tara Drew
08:59 26 Jun 19
From our initial enquiry to actually put the items into storage Jay was brilliant. Confirming by telephone to make sure we were happy and then again to check our timings closer to the arrival date. Upon arrival the process with Jay was seamless and everything was explained in detail.
A. Hasoon
A. Hasoon
08:59 20 Jun 19
Super useful storage based in the HEART of London. It’s easy to access with a car, and they have 2 months at -50% when you start a contract with them. I didn’t use all the days I had paid for and got a refund and my deposit back smoothly, thanks Jay!!
Thais Ondet
Thais Ondet
17:00 08 May 19
Highly recommended - Joao is super friendly and helpful! We've been storing our stuff here on and off for the past few years and had great experiences every time.
Jennifer Lee
Jennifer Lee
21:13 07 May 19
Very courteous and helpful. Gives immediate help with loan of trolleys when necessary
keith louch
keith louch
15:25 30 Apr 19
I've had the pleasure of working with Jay for the last two months at Vanguard.. I couldn't ask for or imagine a better point of contact - he is consistently helpful, addressing all of my queries and requests immediately (and there have been MANY!), taking stress out of managing storage for our constantly-fluctuating needs.. Honestly, it is the most pain-free experience I have ever dealt with when it comes to working with vendors.. I highly recommend using Vanguard for ANY storage needs..
Annie Gaudet
Annie Gaudet
10:25 24 Apr 19
Excellent service and responsiveness from staff. A very convenient location and the storage facilities are clean and easy to access.
18:03 29 Mar 19
Amazing service and very friendly staff. They helped with my storage at a very short period of time, and really appreciate the flexibility they are offering to make sure I have a secured unit. Clean and safe storage in Central London, I do highly recommend it. The only issue I had was the height restriction in the carpark, it didn't allow Luton vans to drive inside and park right outside the storage, but speak to the staff there and they are happy to offer solutions. Make sure to mention this to the man & van or removal companies too so they have an idea. It worked out fine for me with the loading, just took a little longer.
Ellie W
Ellie W
13:49 18 Mar 19
Really nice experience here with Jay, I was not 100% sure of what size unit to go for but at no point did I feel I was being pressured to take a larger unit. Every point of the process was explained in detail clearly for me. thanks very much.
John Reynolds
John Reynolds
18:33 16 Mar 19
So super helpful! A great convenient storage facility! Thank you so much! Garry
Garry Rose
Garry Rose
13:31 15 Mar 19
I had 2 storage units here for over a year and was really impressed with the efficiency, safety and accessibility. Joao was friendly and helped me a great deal moving in and moving out.
Katie Keight
Katie Keight
11:12 15 Mar 19
Was a super nice visit. The customer service was excellent - I was received by a young lady named Amal - she was a very lovely lad. I came in at the start of my visit somewhat stressed, but she answered all my queries, and even helped give me some personal advise (my boyfriend cheated on me countless times and he had the audacity to kick ME out). Anyway, I didn't have anywhere to stay and all this extra stuff with no idea where to store it, but coming here really saved my life. Will definitely visit again! And will definitely recommend to others!
Random Highs
Random Highs
16:40 15 Dec 18
Very well run and managed storage facility with excellent security in Central London. I have been a customer for a couple of years now and have always found the organisation and efficiency to be first class. I have primarily dealt with Joao for whom nothing is ever too much trouble. He is professional, courteous and always helpful. Would highly recommend this facility.
C Healy
C Healy
08:03 06 Sep 18
Very straight forward and easy to use service. From the first enquiry on the internet to the first phone query the service was excellent and very friendly.In person the help and service from Jay was excellent and really helpful.
Gregory Davis
Gregory Davis
14:46 29 Aug 18
I have been using W1 Self Storage for over 3 years, their facility is very clean and well lit compared to other Storage units in the area. The manager Joao is very helpful and the main reason I renew the contract every year. Thanks
Adel Martelli
Adel Martelli
18:10 21 Aug 18
We have been so pleased with the service and quality of W1 Self Storage and the manager Joao. He is so helpful and has worked with us to upgrade our unit as needed over the last year or so. We would highly recommend using their facilities and services. They are friendly, polite and always willing to help in anyway they can. The facility is secure and very user friendly.
Tamara Soliz
Tamara Soliz
22:07 10 Aug 18
Amazing location and exceptional service. Jay and his team are extremely kind and make sure everything works seamlessly. I recommend W1 Self Storage to all my friends!
Ferdinand Droulers
Ferdinand Droulers
12:39 08 Aug 18
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