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Johnson’s – Dorset’s Oldest and Best Loved Removals Company

Posted on 27/02/2024 by Nick Johnson
Johnson’s – Dorset’s Oldest and Best Loved Removals Company

The Johnson’s Removals team know that becoming the most reputable removals and storage provider in any location is no easy task. From experience, it requires reaching the highest level of customer service on every job we take. That also means matching the right service with every customer’s requirement. And it all starts with our team turning up promptly and completing on time.

We’re proud that Johnson’s Removals is Dorset’s number-one removals and storage company. Our team provides a range of services and packages at affordable prices. Additionally, we couple this with unbeatable customer service and friendly, helpful staff. Johnson’s has loyal customers who return to use us for future relocations and recommend us to family and friends. We’ve been doing this for over one hundred years, and we have the same ethos of putting the customer first now.


  • A Brief History of Johnson’s Removals
  • Our Range of Removals and Other Services in Dorset
  • Operating Throughout Dorset and Beyond
  • Tips on Preparing for a Relocation to Dorset
  • Choosing a Reputable Dorset Moving Company
  • Johnson’s – We’re Dorset’s Favourite Removals & Storage Company

A Brief History of Johnson’s Removals

We first began life in 1855 – making us the oldest removal company in Dorset. Johnson’s has gone from humble beginnings to a member of the Master Removers Group. What’s more, we’re part of an elite network of removals companies providing excellent customer service across the UK and Europe.

History is vital to us, serving our community and customers throughout Dorset and the neighbouring counties – Johnson’s covers Dorset, with many customers in Sherborne, Gillingham, and Shaftesbury. We relocate people from larger cities into Dorset regularly, but it’s not uncommon to see our vehicles in London.

It takes a special sort of company to last as many years as we have, and it’s down to each generation of Johnson’s staff. Our team are always on the ball and dedicates a lot of grit and determination to ensure that every job is successful. As a result, we actively improve our services and encourage our customers to give feedback. That’s how we’re still here, well over one hundred years later.

Our Range of Removals and Other Services in Dorset

Johnson’s has a range of removals and storage packages to suit any individual or business owner’s needs in Dorset. We have several vehicles of various sizes, which means we can undertake just about any removal job you can think of. Likewise, we aim to make your relocation as affordable and efficient as possible.

Man & Van Removals

Our Man & Van service is ideal for relocation if you have fewer possessions that only take up a little room. It’s also handy for moving from one part of your hometown or city to another. The smaller vans can handle the rural Dorset roads well, even with a full load. And it’s easier to change routes to avoid congestion or roadworks.

Larger Removals

We recommend our Home Removals service for people relocating from a four-bed house with lots of furniture and appliances. This comes with using a larger vehicle and more team members to complete the job. Moreover, we would try to get everything done in one journey.

Storage Solutions

Moving home can have issues or delays, but Johnson’s team is always ready with a solution. Our depot has storage units for people who have gaps in moving dates. With storage prices starting at just £14 per week, you won’t find better storage prices in Dorset.

Operating Throughout Dorset and Beyond

Moving can be tricky, especially if you’re torn between using a local removal provider or one that covers greater distances. But with Johnson’s Removals, you get the best of both worlds – a renowned national and European moving company serving Dorset. Not to mention, we often work in Somerset, Wiltshire, and the neighbouring counties.

If your next relocation is to the following areas, we have you covered:

We provide our full range of removal and storage services to each location. You can enjoy the same high quality regardless of where you end up in Dorset. For example, we work with people who need self-storage and live in Yeovil, Salisbury, and Warminster.

They travel further to use our storage facilities because of the excellent customer service we offer, in addition to unbeatable storage solutions. Choosing Johnson’s Removals means choosing convenience and reliability, no matter where your journey takes you in Dorset and beyond.

Tips on Preparing for a Relocation to Dorset

In readiness for your move to one of Dorset’s charming locales, let’s delve into practical steps to ensure a smooth transition.

Craft a Comprehensive Moving Checklist

Begin by outlining all essential tasks spanning pre-move, during, and post-move phases. This checklist is your navigational tool, aiding in organisation and progress tracking.

Utilise Relocation Timelines

Consider integrating a blank calendar with your checklist to establish a relocation timeline. Similarly, allocate weekly tasks with set deadlines, facilitating efficient progress tracking and task completion.

Strategic Decluttering

Prioritise decluttering before packing to streamline your possessions effectively. Assess the necessity and frequency of use for each item, aiming to minimise unnecessary baggage for a more efficient and cost-effective move.

Inform Relevant Parties

Ensure timely communication of your departure date and address changes to pertinent parties such as utility providers, financial institutions, and acquaintances. This proactive approach fosters a seamless transition to your new residence.

Secure and Organise Belongings

Select durable packing materials and organise them meticulously to protect your belongings during transit. Label each box for efficient unpacking and reduced post-move chaos. Following these practical guidelines ensures you’re well-prepared to move to Dorset, guaranteeing a seamless transition to your new home.

Choosing a Reputable Dorset Moving Company

One of the crucial parts of any successful move is finding the right removal company to work with. Finding a reputable moving provider takes more research and due diligence. Still, the answers are only a few clicks away.

Google Ratings

We recommend checking Google ratings and reading testimonials and reviews from previous customers to gauge the company’s reputation. Look for an average of 4.5 and over, and base it on companies with over 20 ratings to sift out businesses that use fake reviews and ensure a proven track record.

Reviews and Testimonials

You should also focus on individual write-ups to better understand the type of service you can expect. Additionally, any decent moving company will host their online reviews and customer testimonials on their website.

Quality Assurance Standards

You should always check for accreditation and review the company’s Quality Policy to ensure high service standards. Also, don’t skip the details – review prospective movers’ terms and conditions for insurance coverage to protect belongings during the move.

Balance Cost and Customer Service

Advise seeking at least three quotes from different moving companies to compare services and pricing effectively. Now that you have a pricing comparison, you can refer to online reviews to see which company ticks all the boxes. And we’re confident this describes the Johnson’s Removals team precisely.

Johnson’s – We’re Dorset’s Favourite Removals & Storage Company

Becoming Dorset’s number one company wasn’t handed to us – we work hard to attain it. Furthermore, every job is important to us, whether big or small. We bring the same level of expertise and professional attitude to everything we do. Customer service is our number one priority, and our customers are the lifeblood of our company.

At Johnson’s, we often receive referrals from satisfied customers who recommend us to friends and family. There is no better feeling than speaking to a new customer and hearing them say they made contact because of a positive referral. It makes our job even more satisfying, and we know we’re on the right track.

The Johnson’s team can relocate you or your business anywhere in Dorset, the UK or overseas. For this purpose, we work with an elite collective of partner removals, storage, and logistics companies with depots all over the UK.

Choose Dorset’s oldest and most loved removal company for your next relocation. Contact us today, and we’ll discuss our removals and storage services.