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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!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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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 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. 

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.

Reviews for Morton movers
Sean K.
Wes and Denzel were not only professional and on time, but they never complained during the move. They know how to do their job and how to do it extremely well. Not being from the area I took a chance on Lee's Family Moving and was very grateful I did. They were a much better value than some others movers with out any loss of quality. In fact I'd say the quality was well above what I've experienced with other movers.
Lee's Family MovingLee's Family Moving
Fletcher M.
Had a great move. Worked around my schedule unlike the first movers I contacted. Very professional service. Good communication. Personable. Fixed rate up front. No surprises.
Lee's Family MovingLee's Family Moving
Gloria M.
This is the second time that the Lee's family moving has moved me in less than 2 months and I appreciate their hard work very much. They are always cheerful and informative and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone.
Lee's Family MovingLee's Family Moving
Marcus H.
The whole experience was great and professional. Wes kept in great contact throughout the whole process, was punctual, took great care of my belongings and was lower priced than the other movers. Thank you Lee Family Moving!
Lee's Family MovingLee's Family Moving
Tami H.
We moved our business (with much help from Lee’s Family Moving.) Wes and his helper went right to work and it was obvious that they have experience and know what they’re doing. They were very organized, professional, and careful with our stuff. We will definitely hire them for the next big move, which will be the contents of our home to another state. Thanks, guys! We couldn’t have done it without you.
Lee's Family MovingLee's Family Moving
Claudia W.
This company is the most caring and had respect for my belongings I have ever encountered. From completely covering furniture with quilts to putting down cardboard on the floor so they wouldn't track in dirt on the floor. If you want to hire truly professional movers Lee's Family Moving is the one for you!
Lee's Family MovingLee's Family Moving
Kirstie F.
We had a very great experience using full service moving. As soon as they arrived they wasted no time getting to work. And once we arrived to our new house they laid down moving blankets so they wouldn’t get the floor dirty and were super careful to not hit the walls. Would definitely recommend and use again
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
Tonya W.
I hired Full Service to move a family heirloom dining room set from Central IL to the Chicago area. They were happy to provide the service and fit me in between other larger jobs. They did not charge a small fortune like other estimates I had gotten from the big moving companies. They were very responsive and took good care of my furniture while it was in there hands. Thank you!
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
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