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Diggs Haul Incorporated
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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
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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 Rockford movers
Jennifer B.
I haven't moved yet - but - Mark is a really nice guy - friendly - knowledgeable - easy to talk to about all of my needs re: my somewhat complicated move - & his hourly rates are very reasonable too! I'm sure that my move will go just as well...
Mark’s Moving & MoreMark’s Moving & More
Thumbtack Customer
M&R moved my daughter from Rockford to Chicago. All aspects of the job were excellent including pre-move planning and communications, packing and loading, and delivery / set-up. Excellent value. I definitely recommend this company.
M&R Movers LLCM&R Movers LLC
Mark C.
I was not happy about my transfer. I just didn’t want to move away. Luckily, Pick Up Movers took care of all my moving stresses. They were just magicians. The man on the phone gave me a very reasonable quote and that was only the start of it. The men barged in like a well-oiled machine and they got to work immediately. Every piece of my belongings got the same attention and care. I was hoping they would carelessly throw my stuffs around and onto the truck. But they really delivered on cautiousness. You just can’t ask for more from a moving company.
Pick Up Movers LLC Chicago,ILPick Up Movers LLC Chicago,IL
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome!!!!!!! Eddie and Sean very polite and professional. If you need help moving Eddie will be there for you.
Dynamovers LLCDynamovers LLC
Emily Y.
Great experience at a great price! Very responsive to messages and moved the treadmill with a quickness! Definitely recommend their services in the future.
Junk $aver LLC : Junk Removal , Estate ClearingJunk $aver LLC : Junk Removal , Estate Clearing
Jenny K.
Nothing but positive things to say! First off, the guys were 15 min early & didn’t waste time getting to work. They drove 90 miles just to come help me. It was SO hot & they busted out the move with no complaints & only a 5 min break during a 3 hour move. I’ve hired other movers so I know what I was looking for & these guys totally hit the mark. I have no clue how they were able to fit everything in to the uhaul, but they did! Thanks so much! - Jenny
Elite Home MovingElite Home Moving
Chipper M.
Had a great experience Ty, he was a great communicator, was very professional on site and did a great job wrapping up and protecting the furniture we had to move. On the receiving end he did a great job getting the furniture into my sisters tight little apartment, and she was just as pleased with his services there. Would highly recommend Ty for your next move.
Tys InnTys Inn
Pamela F.
Mike was incredible! We are in a very stressful situation and he and his team went above and beyond to help us get everything we needed moved.
Junk $aver LLC : Junk Removal , Estate ClearingJunk $aver LLC : Junk Removal , Estate Clearing
Rachel A.
Mike responded quickly to my initial inquiry. He was flexible with my schedule and showed up early. I appreciate the care taken when moving my items to storage.
Junk $aver LLC : Junk Removal , Estate ClearingJunk $aver LLC : Junk Removal , Estate Clearing
Jamey W.
Mike and his helper were great. They moved all our large sized furniture with care. Mike is also very honest. Our quote and actual time varied quite a bit and he charged us accordingly. Would definitely use again in the future.
Junk $aver LLC : Junk Removal , Estate ClearingJunk $aver LLC : Junk Removal , Estate Clearing
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