Choosing the right moving company is one of the most important parts of any relocation. No matter how much stuff you have, you want your belongings to arrive at your new home in one piece. You also want to make sure you’re getting a fair price and trustworthy service. At Smooth Move, we believe that hiring a local moving company is best. But how do you decide which one to use? Here are three ways to find the best local moving company in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and York County, SC.

Verify that your mover is licensed and insured. Just as with any other type of service, licensing and insurance are ways for a local moving company to prove that they’re professional and credible. Ask for proof of these things or look up any moving company you’re considering on the Department of Transportation website.

Ask people you know for references. If you know someone who’s moved recently, ask who they used. They’ll be able to tell you the honest truth about how the movers treated them and their possessions.

Check online reviews and ratings. Online reviews and ratings can be one of the best ways to find a reputable local moving company. Facebook, Yelp, and Google each offer a quick and easy way to see what lots of people thought about the company you’re considering. Be mindful of paid advertisements, which could boost a moving company’s placement on these sites. Many platforms include the word “Ad” or “Advertisement” to make it clear what a company’s paid for versus a review by an actual client.

We hope this information helps you find a professional, qualified local moving company. We also hope you’ll call Smooth Move if you’re moving to or from Fort Mill, Rock Hill, or the York County, SC area.