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  • Serves Des Moines, IA
Diggs Haul Incorporated offers professional local and long-distance moving services throughout the United States. Our customers LOVE our "No Hassle FLAT-RATES because they know what they are paying UPFRONT. No surprises. Our specialty is making your move easy by providing high-quality service without the hassle of haggling rates. Our focus is on making your life easier. Whether it’s a long-distance, local move, or if you just need a piece of furniture moved. We provide a wide variety of services. We pride ourselves on providing world-class service. We offer extended hours to suit the busiest lifestyles. Need services with short notice? We can help. Call us today for a free estimate!See more
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Diggs Haul Incorporated offers professional local and long-distance moving services throughout the United States. Our customers LOVE our "No Hassle FLAT-RATES because they know what they are paying UPFRONT. No surprises. Our specialty is making your move easy by providing high-quality service without the hassle of haggling rates. Our focus is on making your life easier. Whether it’s a long-distance, local move, or if you just need a piece of furniture moved. We provide a wide variety of services. We pride ourselves on providing world-class service. We offer extended hours to suit the busiest lifestyles. Need services with short notice? We can help. Call us today for a free estimate!

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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How can I find out if a mover is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Your local city or state’s government website is a great resource if you’re trying to figure out whether a mover is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a source of national guidelines, visit the CISA website’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. On this page, you’ll find 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors. But note that some -- not all --  jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a mover when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a mover, consider making adjustments to accommodate current guidelines. This may involve staying outside while the mover works inside your home or letting the mover handle only parts of the move.

It’s important to follow social distancing guidelines while performing any service work. For example, do not make physical contact with the movers, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you at all times, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

Does a mover need to enter my home?

A mover will likely need to enter your home -- unless you’ve placed all of your belongings outside beforehand. To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might to consider keeping all (or most) of the work outside and/or having at-risk individuals leave the house while the movers work. 

You can minimize exposure by doing a preliminary walk-through by video call instead of in person. Discuss your options with the top movers near you before hiring one.

Do movers offer remote or virtual services?

Movers generally need to be present to do their job. But if you come across a mover’s profile that states they’re offering remote services, you can contact them to see what those services include. 

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you’re trying to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure to use digital tools to avoid exposure. When searching for movers online, ask if they’d be willing to do a video chat to assess the size of your move. This will be in place of the typical “walk-through” they perform, and they may be able to give you a price quote. You can also discuss safe strategies for completing the job during your call or video chat.

Can I use digital payments to pay for moving services?

Most local moving companies are likely to accept some form of digital payment. Particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic, more companies are likely to conduct transactions through platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and more. 

To ensure the mover accepts a platform you can use, you can peruse the mover’s online profile and see what is listed there. You can also ask the mover about payment policies during a consultation call.

What is considered a local move vs. a long-distance move?

Local moves are among the most common moves. Unlike a long-distance move, a local move is typically less than 50 miles and does not cross state lines. Generally, a local move only takes one day, and movers tend to charge by the hour. 

The definition of a long-distance move may vary depending on the moving company. Generally, a long-distance considered to be any move of 400 miles or more. However, some say a long-distance move is over 50-100 miles. 

Local Move

A move under 50 miles

Long-Distance Move

A move over 50-100 miles or over 400 miles; may also be called an “interstate move” or “out-of-state move”

Out-of-State Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “interstate move” or “long-distance move”

Interstate Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “out-of-state move” or “long-distance move”

Intrastate Move

A move that begins and ends in the same state, typically beyond 50 miles

Interstate moves require additional legal preparation and will incur additional costs for distance, the amount and weight of your items, the preparation required and various other factors. Moving companies tend to do an initial weighing of the truck, which you should be present for.

A move that crosses state lines is considered an interstate move or an out-of-state move. Contrast this with an intrastate move, which begins and ends in the same state, but is typically above 50 miles. 

To determine whether your move is local or long-distance, contact the best movers in your area.

 

 

How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

How much does it cost to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Des Moines movers
Vincent H.
Great movers would highly recommend them.
Iowa Moving 1Iowa Moving 1
Joe C.
Eric was the only mover who didn't charge for travel time, and he negotiated rates so it could be affordable. We got a lot accomplished in my one-hour move.
Iowa Moving 1Iowa Moving 1
Jeff B.
A great moving company. Very professional and hard working
Harvest Academy MoversHarvest Academy Movers
Jill T.
I highly recommend Harvest Academy Movers and will use them again.
Harvest Academy MoversHarvest Academy Movers
Kathy J.
We hired Iowa Moving 1 to move some furniture between the inside of the house and our garage. The movers were professional, courteous and worked quickly. Some of the items were very bulky and they were very careful so as not to scratch any of the walls. The company's follow up and follow through before and after the job was very thorough. I highly recommend them and we plan to use them again.
Iowa Moving 1Iowa Moving 1
Nancy E.
The greatest movers ever!! Great guys! That know exactly what they are doing!!! Highly recommend!😃
Movin' & Groovin' Hauling and Moving Co.Movin' & Groovin' Hauling and Moving Co.
Kristin G.
Rasim responded quickly to our initial request and was able to set a date immediately to move the piano. It seems we own the heaviest piano ever made! Despite this Rasim and Rusty were able to successfully move it to its new spot. I would gladly recommend their services.
Impact Delivery & AssemblyImpact Delivery & Assembly
Tomoko Y.
I just moved from midwest, and I needed movers to unload my Uhaul. Staff members were courteous, friendly and very careful with my possessions. Very reasonably priced, especially for sending 3 guys on the job. It’s not a huge company, and it’s a hidden gem! I recommend them!
Iowa Moving 1Iowa Moving 1
Francisco C.
Communicated right away and was very professional, friendly and completed a difficult move in a timely manner. Very happy with service.
Movin' & Groovin' Hauling and Moving Co.Movin' & Groovin' Hauling and Moving Co.
Shirley B.
A very pleasant and stress free experience. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a reliable and good quality moving company.
Movin' & Groovin' Hauling and Moving Co.Movin' & Groovin' Hauling and Moving Co.
Janel N.
On time...even earlier than expected, furniture wrapped when needed. Friendly and dependable. I would recommend this for moving furniture.
Impact Delivery & AssemblyImpact Delivery & Assembly
Ashley W.
Excellent customer service. I needed a couch moved on short notice. They were on time and had everything done in an hour. I'll hire them again!
Impact Delivery & AssemblyImpact Delivery & Assembly
Teresa G.
Had two men come in and within an house get all of our boxes moved onto our pod. They were cautious and wonderful will use them again!
Iowa Moving 1Iowa Moving 1
Stephen P.
We needed one item moved but we were under a very limited window of time. It was perfect and my expectations were exceeded! I would recommend Impact Delivery & Assembly.
Impact Delivery & AssemblyImpact Delivery & Assembly
Lita N.
Awesome experience. Scheduled our job immediately. Arrived exactly when they said they would. Worked hard while they were here. And, they were fun to work with. Definitely my go-to company when I need help moving things.
Movin' & Groovin' Hauling and Moving Co.Movin' & Groovin' Hauling and Moving Co.
Jean K.
These are the best movers I have ever used. They were kind, courteous, and very understanding. Everything arrived in perfect condition, including a 110 year old piece of furniture. They are good people and true professionals. I highly recommend them to everyone. JK
Movin' & Groovin' Hauling and Moving Co.Movin' & Groovin' Hauling and Moving Co.
Yashmine B.
They did an awesome job with being very careful with my personal belongings. My furniture was wrapped and put on the truck with care. The team was also fast as well as being professional, friendly and polite. Please give them a try they moved all my furniture within an hour.
Harvest Academy MoversHarvest Academy Movers
Kim O.
This was the first time we’ve used this company and we are very happy with their service. They were on time, did everything we asked in a timely manner. We had a snag on our end that caused them to do move a large item we had not previously discussed, but they were very gracious, said no problem and it was done. I would use them again!!
Movin' & Groovin' Hauling and Moving Co.Movin' & Groovin' Hauling and Moving Co.
Dalen J.
This owner accepted a deposit from me with a scheduled start time of 10 am. At 9 am the morning of, he texted me stating he could not complete the service agreed upon and needed to change the date of service. This did not work for me and I scheduled the move with another company. He then refused to refund my deposit and I had to file a dispute with PayPal. Absolutely terrible and ridiculous experience. I want my $225 back!!
Wright now family moversWright now family movers
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