Pickfords’ experienced crews will do everything they can to make sure your move is a complete success.

What can I do to prepare?

  • You can help your removal crew by setting aside items that need to go into store, are to be packed last, which will remain in your home.
  • Arrange to have your appliances disconnected prior to move day.
  • Remember to pack all personal items which will be travelling with you. Your insurance will not cover money or jewellery, so keep these aside with your passport and important paperwork.

Your move team

Using skill, care and attention, our packers have been trained to use specific international packing materials that will protect your possessions during each phase of the move.

The first person you will meet will be the Crew Supervisor. They will run through the paperwork with you to verify the details. Feel free to communicate your expectations for the move with the Supervisor as well as any special instructions.

The Supervisor will walk around your home and plan the packing process in the most efficient way


Your household effects will be individually wrapped according your needs and packed into purpose-designed cartons or crates.

Our expert packing teams have been trained in the latest wrapping, packing and handling techniques and will load and secure your belongings with care.

Environmentally friendly materials

Pickfords is committed to minimising the impact of its business on the environment. Wherever possible, we use materials that are environmentally friendly, use sustainable resources and can be recycled or reused.

Your packing inventory

It is important to check that everything that you want to include your consignment has been packed.

Pickfords will create an inventory during the packing process. The packing inventory will contain brief details of the contents of each carton as well as the wrapped furniture. You will be asked to sign the inventory after the packing has been completed.

A copy of the packing inventory will be forwarded to our partner company at destination to arrange customs clearance and delivery

Protecting your home

Pickfords will ensure that your home is protected during the moving process. Special care will be taken to protect your carpets, floors, banisters, doors and other vulnerable areas to prevent damage during the move.

Pickfords has spent years researching, testing and developing the most efficient packing materials and packing techniques. We are committed to providing the best quality materials to ensure maximum protection of your consignment in accordance with our global service charter.

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