Why Choose 1st Move?

Are you looking for a professional and experienced international removals company who offers full COVID-Safe services?

Our team have been helping ship personal effects and furniture from the UK for over 24 years. We strive to provide a stress free experience and exceptional communication for our customers from start to finish, and our packing procedures provide some of the best protection available for your goods during transit.


Once collected, your belongings are carefully packed and arranged onto their own pallet(s). We then wrap the whole shipment in bubble wrap and high strength cardboard, before encasing the pallet(s) in our signature shrink-wrap packing. This final layer is heat treated to provide a tight seal, ensuring that once packed, your belongings cannot be individually handled. This means no mix-ups, fewer accidents and drastically reduced insurance claims for our customers.

To learn more about our packing, visit our safer packing page.

Daily Collections

We provide daily collections throughout the UK, including Southampton and the surrounding area. Alternatively you can deliver your belongings yourself. Simply get a quote or give us a call on 0800 3890784 for more details.

Weekly Shipping Guaranteed

Thanks to our palletised shipping methods, we’re able to ship alongside commercial goods which means we can offer our customers guaranteed weekly shipments to countless destinations worldwide. No delays and no waiting for a container to be full!

Shipping Insurance

All moves are fully covered under comprehensive marine insurance. Thanks to our packing, we enjoy some of the lowest number of claims of any removals company.

Associations and Accreditations

When looking for a removals company its important to ensure that they are members of associations and governing bodies to ensure that they provide a professional service.

We are long-standing members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and the British Association of Removers (BAR), giving our customers peace of mind that we adhere to all guidelines when handling their shipments.

Get Your FREE Quote

Ready to start your journey? Get a FREE quote using the form above and receive a full estimate within 24 hours. Or simply give us a call on 0800 389 0784 to talk with one of our friendly advisors.

Covid Safe Packing: Keeping you safe with Zero Touch Delivery for every move.

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

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.

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 Southampton.

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!