David Gilkes & Sons Ltd

Unit 2 Dunchurch Trading Estate, London Road
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV23 9LN

Removers - Removals Companies

Listed under:  Removers / Removal Companies
100% recommended   Rating David Gilkes & Sons Ltd 9.7/100
181 reviews since 2015
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.7 /10 Overall Rating 9.7/10
Based on 181 reviews since 2015
 
 
 
Sales & Support 9.7/10 Sales & Support Rating 9.7
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand

 
Packing & Handling 9.7/10 Packing & Handling Rating 9.7
The firm took care in packing and handling our property

 
Collection & delivery 9.7/10 Collection & delivery Rating 9.7
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed

 
Service 9.9/10 Service Rating 9.9
The staff were presentable punctual and polite

 
Value 9.6/10 Value Rating 9.6
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" Davis Gilkes came in with such a positive attitude and nothing was too much trouble. Everything was taken upstairs with no complaining from anyone. The move went without a single hitch and was comp...."   more
 
" I have used David Gilkes on many occasions and as always they provide an exceptional service from start to finish. Jill and Kate are amazing, helpful and will always try to accommodate where possible...."   more
 
" We couldn't have been happier with David Gilkes and Sons Ltd. Every interaction was easy and pleasant, from the initial survey and quote, packing and removal day, and through to picking up the boxes...."   more
 
" From start to finish they were flawless and started x the hits were lovely and very accommodating from start to finish and I would very highly recommend this company for removals!! Thank you so much ...."   more
 
 
About Us


We provide both domestic and commercial customers with an efficient, professional and trustworthy relocation service. We provide removal services nationwide providing full and part packing services, crate hire for commercial moves and some domestic moves too, boxes and other packing materials. We are part of the Simply shredding group and cover both Rugby and Daventry areas. We can supply a shredding service from as little as one bag to hundreds of boxes/bags, wheelie bins and consoles, depending on your requirements.
We do pride ourselves on a stress-free service, having the latest equipment, vehicle trackers, trained and uniformed staff, livered vans, insurance cover and the knowledge and experience we can offer, together with excellent customer service, we have a reputation for our caring and friendly approach.
     
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Review 28 Feb 2020
Recommended by customer in CV21
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
I downsized into a small cottage with a narrow spiral staircase in the living room. I was feeling pretty negative about the ability to get my furniture upstairs
 
Cost: £450
 

"Davis Gilkes came in with such a positive attitude and nothing was too much trouble. Everything was taken upstairs with no complaining from anyone.

The move went without a single hitch and was completed well within the time limit they gave me. Nothing was damaged and I would recommend David Gilkes to anyone.
DIFFICULT JOB, WELL DONE!"
 
 
 
 


Review 26 Feb 2020
Recommended by customer in CV35
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Moving from a 2 bed semi to a 5 bed detached.
 
Cost: £589
 

"I have used David Gilkes on many occasions and as always they provide an exceptional service from start to finish. Jill and Kate are amazing, helpful and will always try to accommodate where possible.

The removal teams are always friendly and polite and can't do enough for you. Keep them plied with tea and biscuits and they are happy! Nothing is ever too much trouble and will always communicate with you on the day.

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend!"
 
 
 
 


Review 24 Feb 2020
Recommended by customer in CV8
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
We moved locally, only a few miles, but with lots of stuff. There was a full loft and packed shed, a bike store, bin store, and some big outdoor play stuff as well as the rest of a four bedroom house. Also, there was no access to the rear, aside from over a neighbours fence, and while most stuff would fit through the doors, not everything did - in particular a large kitchen table.

"We couldn't have been happier with David Gilkes and Sons Ltd.
Every interaction was easy and pleasant, from the initial survey and quote, packing and removal day, and through to picking up the boxes once I had unpacked them.
The staff were great. The guys who did the packing and moving were lovely, really efficient and very careful, especial Gaz, who was a focal point for making sure everything was going smoothly. They were happy to answer any questions, no matter how daft, and nothing seemed to phase them, even when we had to draft in some extra help to get the move done - more guys just appeared!
And then when everything was put into the new house, they worked really quickly, but made sure everything was where it was meant to be.
I couldn't have been happier with the service we received and would wholeheartedly recommend them to others."
 
 
Team:
Kate, Gaz
 
 
 


Review 20 Feb 2020
Recommended by customer in CV2
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Wow! From start to finish these guys were amazing! Friendly polite efficient and accommodating! I would highly recommend to anyone moving x Thank you

"From start to finish they were flawless and started x the hits were lovely and very accommodating from start to finish and I would very highly recommend this company for removals!!
Thank you so much for making it such an easy move guys!"
 
 
 
 


Review 19 Feb 2020
Recommended by customer in CW11
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 5/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 9/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
I booked a 3day package-packing on day 1 moving on day 2 and unpacking on day 3. All the people involved on those 3 days were very helpful and really knew what they were doing

"I was more than pleased with the whole experience. The only downside was that it was not made clear quite what the men were not allowed to do eg disconnect washing machines or unscrew things from walls.
Very important if you are elderly and living on your own.
Having said that- the men readily gave advice and helpful suggestions"
 
 
 
 


Review 19 Feb 2020
Recommended by customer in TA24
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
We moved from Warwickshire to Somerset but had to go into rented for 3 months in between. Gilles therefore packed our household and held it in storage until we were ready to move into our Somerset home.

"The packing team were first class.
The loading/storage team were first class
The admin team led by Gill were first class
The delivery/unloading team were first class
We couldnít fault a single aspect 😀
As above, all aspects of dealing with this company was easy, straightforward, reassuring - FIRST CLASS
"
 
 
Team:
Gill, Kate, Matt
 
 
 


Review 19 Feb 2020
Recommended by customer in NR22
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 9/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Move from Northamptonshire to Norfolk
 
Cost: £2250
 

"Can summarise in one word - ďamazingĒ"
 
 
 
 


Review 30 Jan 2020
Recommended by customer in NN11
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 9/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 9/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Due to locations and timings, our move was made up of several needs across removals and storage within an unexpectedly tight deadline.

"Even though it was a complicated process, the team at David Gilkes made sure they fully understood our needs and made the whole process feel much less complicated than it really was.

When then faced with a 4-day turn around from exchange to completion, they sprang into action and made sure we were well looked after and moved on time.

From our point of contact in the office, through to the team members involved in both parts of our move, the service provided was efficient, carefully executed and with a personal touch."
 
 
 
 


Review 17 Jan 2020
Recommended by customer in NN11
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
moved from Buckinghamshire to Northamptonshire, full pack service and into storage of 4 weeks. Great crew for packing, moving out and moving in. Easy communication with Gilkes.

"Gilkes were easy to deal with all the way through the move process and quite easily were able to deal with our ever moving 'move' dates. We did a loose, temporarily, 3 wardrobe boxes from storage but this was soon resolved. In no way would this incident prevent me from recommending them, sometimes things go a little wrong but it is how is dealt with and resolved that matter and on this issue customer service was exemplary."
 
 
Team:
Jill, Demi
 
 
 


Review 15 Jan 2020
Recommended by customer in cv23
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 6/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
3 Bedroom semi detached house moving across town to another 3 bed semi property. Straightforward move.
 
Cost: £900
 

"Gilkes and sons removals were great to deal with from start to finish.
Jill who came and did a survey on the property made everything very clear and all of our needs were easily catered for and he was happy to advise on any questions that we had. Amy in the office was very helpful and answered all of our questions before accepting the quote. We received the quote promptly and everything was clear and also the extra services were all explained and easy to understand.
We decided to take the late key waiver and also the late cancellation option and that ended up being very useful as our house move got delayed the day before completion. This was all dealt with by Gilkes and they were happy to move the day no trouble at all.
On the day the removal guys turned up on time and they made the process very stress free for us and did everything that we were promised at quotation stage. They were friendly and efficient and nothing was too much trouble. We got the keys in good time and they were at the new house quickly and started unpacking straight away, again this process was quick and stress free and they were happy to put all of our items exactly where we wanted them and made the whole day very straightforward which helped massively! Gilkes are slightly more expensive than some other local firms but you get what you pay for and the service was worth every penny. Would use them again and recommend to anyone wanting a stress free moving day!"
 
 
Team:
Amy, Jill
 
 
 


Review 15 Jan 2020
Recommended by customer in CV8
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Our move was only a short distance but was complicated by having to move medical equipment too.
 
Cost: £500
 

"David Gilkes made the move as stress free as possible and were extremely helpful and efficient! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!"
 
 
 
 


Review 15 Oct 2019
Recommended by customer in CV22
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Moved a short distance from one side of Rugby to the other from our own private residence into a much smaller rented property.
 
Cost: £1270
 

"The team at Gilkes could not have been any better. We are ex Forces and have moved on multiple occasions. From the first call to the end of the move they were absolutely superb, the benefit of using a local company whose staff were cheerful, friendly and extremely helpful."
 
 
 
 


Review 8 Oct 2019
Recommended by customer in CV22
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
We moved from one part of the town to another.

"The team were friendly, helpful, keen and great all round. Highly recommend."
 
 
 
 


Review 30 Sep 2019
Recommended by customer in E18
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
We moved from London to Rugby . The flat in London required a climb of 4 flights of stairs. They are courteous and polite and made what is essentially a stressful experience run like clockwork.
 
Cost: £1100
 

"This is the 4 th time we have used the company and l cannot speak too highly of the professional and extremely helpful staff."
 
 
 
 


Review 18 Sep 2019
Recommended by customer in CV23
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
The move was from a 5 bed semi to a 3 bed bungalow about about 6 miles away.
 
Cost: £870
 

"From the first contact with David Gilkes the service we received was outstanding. Katie came to our house to guide us through the process and explain how the move would work. The quote was detailed and reasonable for the work involved. Boxes were delivered as soon as we requested them. On the day the team of Chris, Joe and Paul arrived on time, were reassuring, pleasant, polite and were all packed in 3 hours. There was some delay in the monies going through but again the whole team stayed with us reassuring us that everything would be ok and it was. As it was later in the day than expected unpacking the van (how did Chris manage to reverse up and around the drive?) was helped along with two more David Gilkes staff arriving to help. The teamí s performance was exemplary, amazing and they made a very stressful day much more bearable. We would have no hesitation in recommending David Gilkes to anyone. Thank you Chris, Joe and Paul, you were amazing."
 
 
Team:
Chris, Joe and Paul
 
 
 


Review 13 Sep 2019
Recommended by customer in CV22
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Move from a 4 bedroom house to a bigger 4 bedroom house in the same town.
 
Cost: £1200
 

"Extremely professional, punctual and hard working.
Made the house moving process very smooth and stress free."
 
 
 
 


Review 11 Sep 2019
Recommended by customer in CV22
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 9/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 9/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 9/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 9/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
House move from a tight terraced street to a leafy suburb.
 
Cost: £780
 

"I was very impressed with the manner in which we were treated,friendly and professional and made us feel at ease.
Price was excellent for the amazing service,the 3 men moving team couldn't do enough for us and the move went extremely smooth.We kept the team fed and watered.We had arranged for a front window dow to be taken out at 08.30 and the team arrived bang on time to get the sofas out so the window team could put the window back in.
Everything rang like clockwork and We will not hesitate using David Gilkes Removals again.
Highly recommended."
 
 
 
 


Review 7 Sep 2019
Recommended by customer in DH9

 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 9/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
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Customer Review
 
This was for a move 200 miles north, from one 3 bed semi to another. It included a heavy upright piano and many heavy boxes of books, magazines, videos and discs.
 
Cost: £1200
 

"Yes, moving is stressful but Iím pleased to say that with David Gilkes Removals it was also a pleasure, at every stage of the process!

I already had a quote from what looked like an excellent firm but that was way over my budget, even after acknowledging that I didnít have a really firm basis for setting my initial expectations. I discussed this with DGR by phone and received helpful information on the different cost components and friendly advice on options that could help minimise the cost. That discussion continued during the detailed home inspection and when the quote quickly followed, I felt confident that I would receive a good service for a reasonable price, so I booked in.

On the day of the move, everything went smoothly. The only exception was that with a little extra handling care, breakages to one picture frame glass and a few plastic frame clips could have been avoided. In the context of the whole move, though, these were minor and easy to accept.

After the lorry was on its way, the flexibility shown for the plans to unload was very helpful, after some related work that I needed to complete took longer than expected, and unloading the next day was efficiently carried out too.

I found all staff involved in this move to be friendly, easy to communicate and get along with, on the look out to be responsive and helpful wherever they could and good at their various tasks. Thank you one and all!
"
 
 
 
 


Review 17 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in CV21

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 9/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
One day move in the heat.
 
Cost: £1085
 

"Generally very happy with the service provided. A few minor scuffs. Staff worked very hard and were very polite.Would use again. Thank you."
 
 
 
 


Review 6 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in CV23
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
We moved straight into storage so still having to wait for our items to be moved to our new home.

"So far as this is the first stage of our moving process everything went really great, from the staff who did our packing to the staff who actually moved us into storage very professional so far."
 
 
Team:
Sorry Can't remember
 
 
 

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