The benefit of door-to-door relocation between the UK and Europe – with one moving service company

Mar 31, 2023 | Relocation, Shipping

For customers who are moving their household goods between the UK and Europe, using the same removals company to transport their goods from one location to the next without taking anything out of their van is key to a smooth, secure move.

The Shires Removals Group has nearly fifty years of relocation and moving services expertise. And we help our customers to navigate all the complexities that come with moving – whether it is around the corner or around the world.


Door to door relocation service

With the benefit of Shires taking efficient routes between UK and Europe, as well as handling and guiding the customs paperwork for our customers, door to door moving with one company brings enormous peace of mind to an international move.


Working with Shires as your chosen company from A – Z

For customers who are moving their household goods between the UK and Europe, using the same removals company to transport their goods from door to door without taking anything out of their van can be very important. There are several reasons for this:

  • Convenience: Using the same removals company for the entire move can provide a more seamless and convenient experience for customers. It eliminates the need for customers to coordinate with multiple companies or individuals, which can be stressful and time-consuming.
  • Consistency: Using the same removals company ensures that the same team handles the goods throughout the entire move. This can provide customers with peace of mind that their belongings are being handled consistently and professionally.
  • Security: When using the same removals company, customers can be sure that their belongings are secure and not being tampered with during the move. This can provide an added layer of security and reduce the risk of theft or damage to their belongings.
  • Accountability: When using the same removals company for the entire move, there is a greater level of accountability for any issues or problems that may arise. If something goes wrong during the move, customers have a single point of contact and can hold the company accountable for any damages or issues.

Overall, using the same removals company for the entire move can provide a more convenient, consistent, secure, and accountable experience for customers.


Joined Up Packing and Storage Services as part of the Relocation and Shipping move

Professional packing services ensures the safety and security of your belongings, especially on a long-haul move. At Shires, we move our customers across the channel to Europe and back. We also move you to far-flung destinations around the world. And, of course, locally to you too.

For all moves, our packing services can be a godsend! It takes a huge part of the stress out of your move experience. But it also can prove crucial to the safe transportation and arrival of your valued goods.

  • Protection against damage: Shires’ professional packers have the expertise and experience to pack items securely and properly, reducing the risk of damage during transit. We know how to protect fragile and valuable items, and use high-quality packing materials to ensure everything is well cushioned.
  • Efficient use of space: We make the most of the space in the container or storage unit, maximising the amount of goods that can be transported or stored. This can help save on costs and reduce the number of trips required.
  • Time-saving: We complete the packing process quickly and efficiently, leaving you with more time to focus on other aspects of the move. This can be especially helpful when moving long distance, as there may be a lot of other preparations to make.
  • Insurance coverage: We offer insurance coverage for your belongings during transit or storage, giving you peace of mind that your items are protected.
  • Reduced stress: Moving can be a stressful process, but using professional packing services can help alleviate some of that stress. Knowing that your belongings are being packed securely and efficiently can provide a sense of relief and allow you to focus on other aspects of the move.

Using professional packing services when moving, particularly for a long-distance move, can be an investment in the safety and security of your belongings, as well as your own peace of mind.


What about more challenging items to move?

When relocating and moving long distance, and with things either being shipped or transported across the channel, decluttering usually happens to minimise items being moved.

However, there are some necessary and treasured items that customers would still like to either put into storage, or move.


These are some of the more challenging household items to move when relocating:  

Electronics: Electronics, such as TVs, computers, and sound systems, can be expensive and delicate, making them a challenge to move. Before packing them, ensure that you have the original boxes and packing materials. If not, use bubble wrap, packing paper, and boxes that are the right size to keep them secure. Remember to label the boxes “fragile” and “this side up” to avoid any damage during the move.

Artwork, collections, and antiques: These can be very valuable and irreplaceable, making them especially challenging to move. To protect them during transit, use bubble wrap, packing paper, and packing peanuts to cushion them. For larger pieces, consider using custom-built crates to provide maximum protection. Ask our team about your requirements.

Plants: Moving plants can be difficult because they are living things that require special care. Before moving, ensure that the plants are healthy and pest-free. Then, carefully pack them in sturdy boxes, making sure that the soil is well contained. Water them thoroughly before the move and keep them in a temperature-controlled environment during transit.

Also to remember, that for long distance relocations, plants will have restrictions on them for different countries’ laws.

Musical instruments: Musical instruments, such as pianos and guitars, can be very expensive and fragile. We use proper equipment and expertise to pack and transport these items safely.

Cars and other Vehicles: Moving your primary or secondary cars, relocating with your motorbike or vintage collection of vehicles – we are experts in moving these, and we have a passion or them ourselves!


Moving with us at Shires Removals means that you can literally move lock, stock, and barrel with one company, with one van and trailer (or more, if needed).

And the door to door service gives you peace of mind in a challenging time of relocating abroad.


International Moves. Home Moves. Office Moves. Business Moves.

Whether you are moving house or office, nationally or internationally, our friendly and helpful staff aim to make the move as easy and stress free as possible.

Our head office is located in Kinsley, near Pontefract and Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK but we cater for moves all over the country whether you are moving a few miles or a few hundred miles. Our representatives can visit you at your home to discuss your moving requirements, with no charge and with no obligation to use us.


We provide Local, National and International Removals, Packing, and Storage services to Domestic and Commercial customers.

You find a place, and we’ll take you there!


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