Before you entrust all of your beloved household belongings to a bunch of strangers, the Better Business Bureau cautions that there are several steps you should take.
During the month of May, designated as National Moving Month, thousands of Americans will relocate. By the time fall arrives, millions will have moved their homes with the aid of a moving company.
The BBB has partnered with the American Moving & Storage Association to help you make a wise choice about which company to hire when moving time comes.
There is certainly reason to exercise caution. Last year the BBB logged 9,300 customer complaints against movers. A con artist with just a truck and a website can claim to be a legitimate mover, with unfortunate results for consumers, according to Linda Bauer Darr, president and CEO of the moving and storage association.
If you find your family among the estimated 36 million-plus Americans who will be moving this year, here are some tips to help your move be more hassle-free: