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The UK's 10 Best Movers and Packers

Martha Lott

Written by Reviewed by Dave Sayce

14th Feb 2022 (Last updated on 21st Sep 2022) 9 minute read

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to moving house and although all removal companies can help you move, not all offer a packing service as well.

Hiring a team of professional movers and packers means they can do all the hard work for you, including a full packing and unpacking service. From carefully wrapping and packing all your personal belongings to moving and unloading them at your new property, they cover it all.

Rest assured, all our partners are fully insured with Goods in Transit and Public Liability so you know you can trust them to look after your belongings. We also collect real reviews so you can read feedback before using them.

Our Best Movers and Packers 2022
  1. The 10 Best Movers and Packers
  2. How We Selected These Companies
  3. Do Packers and Movers Pack Everything?
  4. How Much Will Packers and Movers Cost?
  5. How to Get the Best Quotes For Packers and Movers
  6. How to Choose the Best Company for You
Movers and Packers

The table below shows our top packing and moving teams based on our partners with the highest amount of 5-star reviews.

Ranking

Removal CompanyAreaRating

1

Removals Zone

London

4/5

2

Izzy Removals

London

5/5

3

Kwikshift Removals

Birkenhead

5/5

4

City Moves

Swansea

4.5/5

5

Intercity Moves

South Wales and South West

5/5

6

DBM Express

London

5/5

7

TCS Services

North East

5/5

8

Easy 2 Move

Liverpool

5/5

9

Leader Removals

West London

5/5

10

Intack Removals

Preston

5/5


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The 10 Best Movers and Packers

Based on their 5-star reviews, here are our top 10 best removal companies.

1. Removals Zone

Removals Zone comes in as our top-rated packers and movers team in the UK. With 146 out of 246 reviews being 5-star, Removals Zone delivers an exceptional removal service.

They entered the removals industry back in 2005 with just one van. Then 2012 saw Removals Zone as an established business and in 2014, the company started to offer removals, cleaning, clearances, and rubbish disposals across London.

They partnered with us in 2016 and have grown their 5-star testimonials over the years, which is a reflection of their professional and trusted service.

"Really helpful and friendly on the day, made the move easier" - William Gore, London East


2. Izzy Removals

Another one of our top-rated movers and packers London has to offer is Izzy Removals have been a partner with Compare My Move since 2017. They’ve built an impressive 143 reviews over the years, with 126 of these being 5-star.

Providing their expert house removal service across London, the team also offer other services such as packing and unpacking, providing packing materials and storage services.

Izzy Removals are a team of uniformed and experienced professionals, with a wealth of experience in the industry.

"Everything happened according to schedule, I got instruction on preparing furniture ahead of the move day, and the movers themselves were efficient, careful, and really nice to boot." - Peter, London South West

3. Kwikshift Removals

With over 15 years of experience in the removals industry, Kwikshift Removals provide their services across the Wirral, Liverpool, Chester and North Wales.

Their impressive 5-star rating with Compare My Move reviews is made up of 136 reviews marked 5 out of 5. As a company, they offer a wide range of services to further help with moving day, from archive storage, secure storage, crate hire and packing materials.

"The lads where great, so quick and helpful. Both moving out and in new house. Highly recommended" - Paul Syverson, Warrington

4. City Moves

Providing a first-class house removal service throughout South Wales and the South West, City Moves are another one of our best removal companies based on their excellent rating.

Holding an impressive 116 5-star reviews, City Moves have an impressive 30-year industry experience record. In addition to their professional house removal service, the team also provides secure storage and packing services.

"Service with a smile. Stress-free. Most friendly and obliging. Prompt and clean. Took a major load off my mind" - Bawani Anand, Cardiff

5. Intercity Removals

A partner since 2014, Intercity Removals operate their removals and storage across South Wales and Bristol including Cardiff, Swansea, Bath and the South West regions.

Out of their 131 reviews, 110 of these are a 5-star rating, with many reviews praising the team’s punctuality, professionalism and attention to detail.

Intercity Removals are specialists in house removals, self-storage and international removal solutions. They can also provide a professional packing service to further help with your move.

"They were courteous, accommodating, efficient and proficient as well as punctual at from and arrival points." - Kuldip Gill, Cardiff

6. DBM Express

Another of our top-rated removal companies is DBM Express with a well deserved 5-star record with Compare My Move. They have years of experience and have built a wealth of knowledge of the industry.

London based, the team at DBM are passionate about their reputation, which they’ve rightly earned with their years of hard work. They offer professional packing and storage services as well as the expert house removals they provide.

"Everything went well. The removal team arrived on time, they were polite and worked efficiently. I was happy with the service and would certainly book them again." - Romi Santosh, Harrow

7. TCS Services

With a record of only 5-star reviews, TCS Services rightly deserve a place in our top 10 removal companies. A family run business, TCS has been partnered with us since 2018 and has built up over 100 reviews in a short time.

Operating in the heart of the North East, TCS offer their professional removals service in Newcastle, Durham, Middlesbrough and all surrounding areas.

"Absolutely fantastic. So organised, efficient and very careful with lots of heavy and valuable pieces. Weve moved quite a lot and TCS by far were the best. Thank you." - Nicky Austin, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

8. Easy 2 Move

Partnered with us since 2015, Easy 2 Move have many happy customers as documented in their excellent reviews. They’re praised for their value for money, friendliness and the fact that no job is too much trouble for them.

With over 17 years of experience in the industry, Easy 2 Move specialise in a range of moving and packing services from single item moves to whole house moves.

"Absolutely fantastic nothing was too much great bunch of lads would recommend to everybody 1st class" - Kevin Parkinson, Liverpool

9. Leader Removals

Leader Removals joined our partnership back in 2016 and have since built an extensive review collection, with the majority of those being 5-star.

They provide an expert house removal service across West London with additional services including packing and unpacking, furniture dismantling and self-storage. They pride themselves on their high standards and excellent customer service.

"Leader were excellent. The 4 guys on the moving day worked incredibly hard and the day went very smoothly" - Paul Kerry, Slough

10. Intack Removals

Intack Removals come in as our tenth best removal company in the UK, with their impressive 90 5-star review ratings. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Intack Removals can provide storage for your move as well as removals.

Based in Preston, Intack Removals will handle your items with the utmost care, whether you are moving a single item or the entire contents of your household.

"Fair price and excellent service! Deffo worth getting a quote from them. The two gents helping us move from Ramsbottom to Haslingden were brilliant!" - Peter Joseph Withey, Bolton

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How We Selected These Companies

We reviewed our partners who offer both moving and packing services. This includes large and small companies from all over the UK, allowing you to make a choice that is well-informed.

Our team looked at over 300 companies and took various factors into account including price, reviews, location, and services in order to bring you this list.

We invite real customers to write honest reviews about their experience with their removal company. We then use these reviews to determine a score for each partner. Our customer reviews are based on the following: customer service, value for money, and moving day.

These scores determined the ranking of each removal company.

We only partner with the best removal companies across the country. In order to become partners with us, companies must pass a strict verification process. This will ensure that they provide high-quality services. In order to pass verification, companies must show proof of:

  • Professional Company Checks: we conduct a variety of professional company checks to ensure that the company is trustworthy and reliable.
  • Insurance and Safety: all removal partners must be fully covered with Goods in Transit and Public Liability insurance.
  • Online Presence: the company must have an up-to-date website or Facebook page that provides relevant information. This includes location and contact details.
  • Positive Company Reviews: we look at reviews that customers have left for the company to ensure that they are trustworthy.
  • Qualifications and Certifications: we look at the qualifications and certifications that the company may have. Regulatory associations such as BAR are favourable although it is not compulsory.
  • Code of Practice: all partners must follow our code of practice. This is a set of rules to ensure that they are serving customers to the highest standards.

Once a partner is accepted onto our network, we will continue to monitor them to ensure that they are meeting our high standards.

Do Packers and Movers Pack Everything?

Movers and packers can offer a self, part of full packing service. This means they can provide materials so you can pack yourself, pack a few items or pack everything. They also offer a range of helpful services on top of the removals and packing. The main services are as follows.

  • Furniture Dismantling - Another common removal company service is furniture dismantling and assembling. Ideal for items like beds and tables, it helps to utilise space in the van to fit more items in.
  • Storage - Moving house storage can really help if you're in between homes during your move. You can place your items in storage and collect them when you’re ready as storage facilities are flexible.

To learn more, read additional removal company services.

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How Much Will Packers and Movers Cost?

The average cost of movers and packers is £1,181 for a 3-bed house travelling 50 miles in the UK. This includes professional packing services and materials (£250), as well as the dismantling and reassembling of furniture at your new home (£125).

Your storage costs will be an additional £23.94 per square foot on average. Your storage and removal costs will vary and depend on where in the UK you are, how far you’re moving and the items and services you require.

To learn more, read how much does a removal company cost. It’s also worth considering the potential additional cost of tipping the removal company.

How to Get the Best Quotes For Packers and Movers

We always recommended that you compare removal quotes with a range of companies and for different days or months, if your moving date is flexible.

By comparing a range of companies, you can get a variety of quotes and ensure you’re getting the best deal for your removals. Here’s how we make it easy for you. We can connect you with up to 6 local removal companies so you can compare and save up to 70% on your moving costs.

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How to Choose the Best Company for You

We work with verified and reviewed companies to make your decision easy, but the following should help you choose a removal company:

  • Look at reviews
  • Check if they're BAR members
  • Ask for recommendations
  • Ask for a full breakdown of the quote
Martha Lott

Written by Martha Lott

Having written for Huffington Post and Film Criticism Journal, Martha now regularly researches and writes advice articles for everything moving house related.

Dave Sayce

Reviewed by Dave Sayce

Owner & Managing Director, Compare My Move

Dave Sayce is the owner and managing director of Compare My Move and has over 10 years of experience in the house removals industry.

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