Better Business Bureau celebrates National Moving Month

Posted 5/3/24

Moving across town or the country requires time, patience, money, and, most importantly, trust.

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Better Business Bureau celebrates National Moving Month


May is National Moving Month, the beginning of what’s known as “Moving Season” as half of all household moves occur in the summer. Many families across the country prepare for the excitement and challenges of relocating to new homes. Better Business Bureau (BBB) celebrates this month-long event by providing consumers with valuable resources and tips to ensure smooth and stress-free transitions.

Moving across town or the country requires time, patience, money, and, most importantly, trust. Movers are among the top categories of companies searched on, which has BBB Business Profiles on more than 13,000 moving-related companies. With all that competition, you will want to look for the most reputable company to handle your precious belongings.

In 2023, consumers accessed moving companies’ BBB Business Profiles more than 1.5 million times, while customers filed over 5,900 complaints about movers and moving companies with BBB. These complaints ranged from damaged or missing items to unexpected expenses and late deliveries. To avoid moving mishaps, consumers must be vigilant in selecting a trustworthy mover.

BBB offers a variety of resources and educational materials designed to assist consumers at every stage of their move, including:

• Choosing the Right Mover: BBB provides tips on how to research and select reputable moving companies, ensuring consumers avoid scams and fraudulent practices.

• Understanding Rights and Responsibilities: Consumers will learn about their rights and responsibilities when hiring movers, including important information about contracts, insurance, and claims processes.

• Packing and Unpacking Tips: BBB offers practical advice on efficient packing techniques and unpacking strategies to minimize stress and streamline the moving process.

• Budgeting and Cost-saving Strategies: BBB provides guidance on creating a realistic moving budget and offers tips for saving money on moving expenses.

• Settling into Your New Home: After the move is complete, BBB offers advice on settling into a new community, including tips for finding reputable service providers and local resources.

If you’re planning a move this spring or summer, BBB® is here to help you make it stress-free. Check out our brand-new Moving HQ at to find expert tips on buying a new home, hiring a trusted mover, avoiding scams, and more.

As part of our commitment to promoting trust and transparency in the marketplace, BBB encourages consumers to utilize our online resources, including customer reviews, business profiles, and complaint resolution services, to make informed decisions when selecting moving companies and other service providers.

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