When preparing for your next move, there are an exhausting number of details and factors to consider. If you plan on hiring a mover, the search alone can be stressful. While it might be easier to go with the company right next door it’s important to find a moving company you can trust. Here are a few tips to help you find a reputable mover, save money and avoid costly scams.

Do Your Research

Start by looking around your local neighborhood or destination area for moving companies that are known to do quality work. Asking friends and family members for their recommendations is a great way to start a list of potential leads. At the same time, ask if there are any particular moving companies you should avoid. It’s easy to make a small list going just off the reputation of surrounding businesses.

After you have your list of potential companies, continue your research online. Organizations such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and American