The American Moving & Storage Association launched ProMover certification to fight moving company imposters—con artists out to make a quick buck from unsuspecting consumers. The new ProMover seal provides a starting point when searching for a professional mover. Verify whether a mover has achieved ProMover certification at 

Here’s why you should hire a ProMover:

  • Do-it-yourself costs add up quickly: truck rental, equipment rental (pads/dolly), boxes/tape/packing materials, fuel, your time and trouble, snacks for helpers
  • You avoid unexpected problems: damage from lack of packing skills, personal injury, truck or
    van accidents
  • Your possessions are handled with quality and care: professional packing and handling using the latest technology and advancements in packing materials

Not sure where to start or how to plan your move? Here are a few easy tips to make your moving day a success from the American Moving & Storage Association:

  • Do some comparison shopping and get at least three free written estimates so you can make the best decision for your move
  • Show the mover everything that needs to be moved, from the attic to the basement, including any sheds, garages and storage areas
  • Get the estimates in writing, and avoid unusually high or low estimates when making your decision
  • Ask questions if you don’t understand something, and make sure your mover has your cell phone number to reach you
  • Go to for all the help you need to plan a successful move—from finding a ProMover to getting an estimate to preparing for moving day

Find a ProMover and start planning your move today at

From the American Moving & Storage Association


The new ProMover seal can help you quickly and easily find a certified professional mover to handle your moving needs. All ProMovers are fully licensed and insured, and meet high standards for safety and professionalism. Each ProMover is also highly rated by the Better Business Bureau. More than 2,800 movers have been certified. Get free estimates from certified ProMovers at

“Millions of Americans have a safe, successful move each year with a certified ProMover,” said Scott Michael, president and CEO. “Hiring a professional mover is a smart decision that saves you time and effort while providing the best protection for your household goods. Just look for the easily recognizable ProMover seal, which stands for honest and ethical business practices.”