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Diggs Haul Incorporated
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  • Serves Bloomington, IL
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
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.

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 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.

Can you move furniture by yourself?

You might be able to move smaller items like nightstands, small desks, chairs and small tables by yourself. However, it’s best to get a professional mover near you to move larger items such as couches, dressers, armoires and televisions. 

If you do decide to move furniture by yourself, carefully lift and lower items and take your time.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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. 

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Yes, you can hire movers to move one item. Single-item movers are usually more than happy to give you a quote, which will likely be based on a few factors.

One of the primary things to take into consideration is the number of movers it takes to move one item. For instance, if you want to move one item of furniture, it may take several movers — particularly if it is a challenging move involving multiple floors.

Contact single-item movers near you to find out what services they offer, and get free estimates.

Reviews for Bloomington movers
Satya M.
Wess and team are very skilled, professional in moving. They helped in some difficult furniture deassembly and setup with very careful moving. They were very careful about the safety of building structures while moving. There was not a single item damaged during my move. That speaks for their great experice. I have witnessed many painful moving teams thru Two Men and a truck. But Wess and his team member were by far the best duo for moving. Wess took the moving contract on a very short notice and sticked to the schedule and helped me for every aspects for move. I thank you Wess and recommend his company for moves.
Lee's Family MovingLee's Family Moving
Emily S.
Joe was a pleasure to work with. He came on time with a positive, helpful attitude (which was a relief for me, the underprepared mover in distress). I needed super last minute moving help, and he came to my rescue. We were able to move my entire 1 bedroom apartment worth of furniture to my new location across town in two hours. I highly recommend Man of Steel!
THE MAN OF STEELTHE MAN OF STEEL
Michelle L.
John was able to arrive hours earlier. Very nice man. I hired John to move a full mattress, a couple heavy boxes, and four medium-sized dresser drawers and end tables up three flights of stairs. I would definitely use his services again when/if I move.
Squared Away ServicesSquared Away Services
Chris F.
We had an amazing experience with Lee family moving! Some of the hardest working guys, did such an amazing just worked so hard! I would most definitely use them again in the future and if you have any hesitate don’t absolutely call these guys! They are amazing. Thank you to Lee family Moving for making this process so easy.
Lee's Family MovingLee's Family Moving
Karel L.
Once we connected with Wesley through phone, things went very smoothly. He was very responsive, letting us know when he would arrive. They moved our freezer quickly and without incident. Wesley and his coworker were very friendly and professional. We would seek them out again if we have moving needs.
Lee's Family MovingLee's Family Moving
Gokul Kumar r.
Jason and his team is very professional and flexible. They moved me with in no time and very humble. I recommend hiring them any day
Tetris ProfessionalsTetris Professionals
Jessica s.
I had a wonderful experience with Jason at Tetris professionals . Jason and Willy were on time and stuck to the price they estimated. Jason was VERY friendly, and professional. He wrapped all my breakable items even the ones that were not worth much to me .. he was careful with every item no matter what it was . The price was unbeatable .. I honestly look forward to my next move with this company, it made the hassle of moving stress free.
Tetris ProfessionalsTetris Professionals
Christine W.
I needed to move a very heavy couch down some new stairs and I wasn’t sure how to get that done. After a quick internet search and request, Wes, at Lee’s Family Moving answered me within 30 minutes! An hour later, the couch was safely down the stairs! They were very professional and gentle with my house and furniture, and extremely responsive and timely. I’m very satisfied with the whole experience and highly recommend this company.
Lee's Family MovingLee's Family Moving
Kelly E.
John did an excellent job, was so helpful getting everything loaded up and making sure all of my property could fit safely in the truck for my move. Highly recommend.
Squared Away ServicesSquared Away Services
Kelly M.
Wes and his Brother did a awesome job moving my new bed ,side tables ,lamps and bedding.They were careful when dismantling and reassembling the bed.They were resonably priced.I highly recommend Wes& his Brother.
Lee's Family MovingLee's Family Moving
Shirley V.
Wes was great to work with and his responsiveness was supreme. He kept me updated along the way. Both he and his helper were top notch, moved like ninjas and protected our belongings like they were their own. Highly recommend.
Lee's Family MovingLee's Family Moving
Connie B.
Wes Lee provided excellent service. His team delivered a top notch move for our family. They took care in protecting furniture and tackled some heavy pieces with no qualms. It was such a blessing to have an important job completed without issues or concerns. Thank you Wes!
Lee's Family MovingLee's Family Moving
Stephanie j.
Jason and his assistant were excellent throughout the entire process. Quick response times, flexibility, and a very professional and pleasant demeanor. They were careful and considerate with my items and the move was done neatly and most of all hassle free. I highly recommend. Good value!
Tetris ProfessionalsTetris Professionals
Patti H.
Wes and his team we're great! They took great care of our belongings, we're friendly, courteous & on time. They worked hard from the moment they started. We had a lot to move & they got it done in 1 day. Wes is a tetris master when packing a truck & he kept us updated on where things were at throughout the day. Highly recommend!
Lee's Family MovingLee's Family Moving
Cheryl T.
I had a recliner moved on a very hot Sunday after the 4th of July, from Normal to Bloomington. The fact that John and his son were willing to do this was astounding enough! The experience was great! They showed up at my mother’s pretty much right at 11 a.m. as we agreed. They were extremely friendly and helpful to my mother and were well prepared for their task. They made it to my place at about 11:20 and again were extremely friendly and helpful as they moved the recliner from 1st floor to my apartment on 3rd floor and set it up where I wanted it and even hooked up the wires for me! The value was exceptional, $80 total (only because I didn’t know the size of the recliner and thought 2 people might be needed.) I would not hesitate to use Squared Away Services again and would happily recommend them in the future. Thank you!
Squared Away ServicesSquared Away Services
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