Why Choose 1st Move?

Are you looking for a professional and experienced international removals company who offers full safer packing 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.

Safer Packing

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.

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

Container ship sailing fast

Faster Weekly Shipping Service

No waiting to fill our containers. We have pre-booked container slots sharing space with commercial exporters so we can ship weekly with the world's premier shipping lines.

Packed pallets lined up

Better Protection For Your Move

Palletised international removals for a safer move overseas. Our shrink-wrap packing stops the handling of individual items. This reduces the risks of damage, mix-ups and improves the security & protection of your goods.

Pallets being measured

Measured Exactly for Accurate Billing

When it comes to shipping, size matters. Moving costs are determined by the total volume of your shipment. After packing, our pallets can be measured exactly to ensure clear and accurate billing for your move abroad.

Your Pallets Packed - Live on Facebook

Safer Packing and Zero Touch Delivery Label

We are the only UK international removals company who offer safer 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.

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