Flexible space that's cheaper than self-storage
How Boxman works out cheaper than traditional London self-storage
Self-storage in London is really expensive, and you still have to do everything yourself (the clue's in the name). With Boxman, we'll bring lovely blue plastic crates for you to use, pick them up and store them away neatly. All you have to do is pack.
So how can it be cheaper? Well, instead of storing in oversized individual rooms, we use efficient racking so you only pay for the space you need. By grouping everyone's storage together, we make savings that we can pass on to you.
How much does it cost?
1 crate stored = £5 per month
Our prices are totally transparent and flexible.
We’ve simplified our prices to give you the best rates* - crates cost just £5/ month, if they’re under 25kg. If they’re a little on the heavier side, that’s fine - it’s an additional £5/ month for every additional 5kg.
The minimum amount of crates depends on where you live.
The minimum storage length is 3 months.
Don’t meet our minimums? No worries, we’ll still store your stuff. All we ask is you pay the difference.
*Existing customers will remain on their previous plans, unless they request to switch over.
Calling things back - £5 per crate or free!
When you want something back, order by 3pm the weekday before (3pm Friday for Monday delivery) and we'll bring it back to you anywhere in London. We need a little more notice for Saturday deliveries so you need to let us know by 3pm the Thursday before.
Returning your stuff costs £5 per crate.
Or if you prefer, you can arrange to come and collect from our London office, for free.
How does Boxman measure up against the competition?
Use ours for freeCrates
Buy your own
1 dayNotice period
Rent a van
£100 insurance cover includedInsurance
Compulsory extra insurance
Free online catalogueOnline catalogue
No online catalogue
We've tried to make things as easy as possible for our customers, but we're also here to help, so don't be afraid to ask.
Our most common requests are below:
Size and weight
If you want to send your things abroad, or via overnight courier in the UK, you'll need to know the size and weight of each crate. We can measure and weigh everything for you. The service costs £10 for up to 10 crates / items and £0.50 for each crate / item after that.
Emergency small item search
Sometimes people accidentally pack things away that they urgently need, and they're not sure which crate they put them in. In our experience, it's usually their passport! For £5, and with your permission, we can look through your crates and find the right one.
Other fees to know about
For most of our customers, none of the below charges will ever arise. But to keep costs as low as possible for everyone and keep providing London's best storage service, we need to have some rules.
2-man deliveries / collections
As standard we will send one driver for your delivery / collection. For larger collections we will need to send 2 drivers unless you confirm you are able to help load the van.
A larger collection is defined as any of the following: - includes any items classed as XL or XXL
- includes more than five full crates or loose items up / down more than 2 flights of stairs without a lift
- includes more than 15 crates that are not on the ground floor or accessible by lift
Each 2-man delivery or collection costs an additional £25.
Overweight crates / items
Crates and other closed containers (e.g. suitcases) must be under 25kg. If any individual crate / item is over 25kg, you'll be charged £5 per additional 5kg per month.
We provide sturdy plastic crates for our customers to use for free while storing with us, and these need to be returned to us when you're finished with them (we come and collect for free). We give you a 2-week grace period to pack the crates before storage or unpack the crates when you call them back. If you haven't booked for a collection in that time, we'll assume you want to buy and keep the crates. Crates cost £18 each. If you need longer for any reason, just give us a call or email us so we can talk through the options.
Loading time is fine. If you have lots of stuff we know to allow for it, but if you're not ready (e.g. you're still packing) and keep the driver waiting more than 15 minutes we will need to charge £20.
Out of Area
All of our charges relate to our coverage area which is everywhere within the M25. We can help arrange deliveries outside of this area with a third party but their costs will be payable by you.
We provide sturdy plastic crates for free use by our customers. If you have us deliver our crates and collect them without storing anything, there is a £35 charge. If you're storing with us it's fine, there's no charge to hand back empty crates.