COVID-Safe Removals

We offer amazing protection for you move with our COVID-Safe shrink-wrap packing. Rather than shipping items lose like many movers do, we pack and arrange your household goods onto your own pallet(s) before wrapping the entire shipment in multiple layers of high strength cardboard sheet and bubble wrap.

Packed household goods for international removals from Reading

This means your items are always kept together and never come into contact with other customers' belongings. Furthermore, once packed, items cannot be individually handled. Your packed pallet will arrive at your door protected and untouched since leaving the UK.

We pack this way because; it offers the best protection for your move, it limits handling of individual items which means fewer accidents (we have the lowest claims record of any removals company) and it provides the perfect COVID-Safe barrier to ensure a ZERO-TOUCH service from departure to delivery at your door.

See our 40 second explainer below to see how it's done.

The ideal COVID-Safe method of moving abroad. No other removals company does this!

See our safer packing page for a more detailed breakdown of our packing procedures.

Guaranteed Weekly Shipping

The high standard of our packing allows us to ship alongside commercial goods so we're never left waiting around for a container to be full (as is the case for many removals companies). Therefore, we can guarantee weekly shipping from the UK to thousands of destinations worldwide.

Once shipped you can also track your container here..

Memberships and Accreditations

1st Move International has been running for over 20 years and our team have helped ship countless individuals from Reading to their new home overseas. We are trusted members of BIFA (the British International Freight Association) and BAR (the British Association of Removers).

Marine Insurance

We offer full shipping insurance for your move. We have the lowest claims record of any international removals company in the UK thanks to the greater protection and drastically reduced handling our packing method offers.

Get Your FREE Quote

Ready to start your journey?
Get a free quote to move overseas from reading using the form above, or give us a call on 0800 389 0784 to speak to one of our advisors.

Real customer reviews

Simply the best! Highly recommend 1st Move International, outstanding service. I had a large shipment of all my worldly goods to SA of which many items were very fragile. The packaging was so amazing not a single item was broken. And the communication was excellent all the way. Thank you to all at the company.

We have used 1st Move International over the past five years and never had a concern. The service we have received has encouraged us to give 1st Move International's details to all our friends

From start to finish the process to move our goods from the UK to the USA was seamless. Wonderful communication from everyone involved, and our belongings arrived in flawless condition. Highly recommend!

Everything about 1st Move itself was excellent - they were efficient, courteous, very responsive to all my concerns and very straightforward to deal with.

These guys are the best, superb service and amazing packing skills, everything arrived safely and not a scratch or broken glass in sight.

In the midst of life's challenges, they made an international move an easy process.

Even with the inconveniences of COVID-19 shutting down the world, 1st Move International went above and beyond for our overseas move.

I would give more stars if I could! 1st Move shipped 4 large pallets from the UK to the US for me and what seemed like such a daunting task to me, they handled awesomely!

Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish. Highly recommend and would definitely use again. Super helpful friendly team with brilliant communication who helped us every step of the way guiding us through all paperwork rules and regs. Thanks so much.

Even with the inconveniences of COVID-19 shutting down the world, 1st Move International went above and beyond for our overseas move. It is amazing that there was no damage taking into consideration that there was an Atlantic crossing, countless warehouse moves, train shipments, and truck deliveries. The only moving company I recommend!

Your Pallets Packed - Live on Facebook

COVID Safe Packing and Zero Touch Delivery Label

We are the only UK international removals company who offer COVID safe packing solutions when shipping household goods from the UK.

Once packed, your pallets are photographed and pictures of your shipment will be posted immediately to our Facebook page.

You can see a gallery of our latest customer shipments here.

Other Areas Include:

Birmingham, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Bristol, Gloucester, London, Reading, Slough, Surrey, Ascot, Reading, Milton Keynes, Southampton, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and many more!