Las Vegas is a beautiful city, but it’s not always easy to move there. It would be best to think about many things before moving and even more once you are in Las Vegas. It may seem like there are a lot of difficulties that could arise. However, if you plan for them ahead of time and take the proper precautions, your move should be much easier than expected.
Here are the tips on how to make your move easier:
1 . Planning Your Move Ahead Of Time
There are many things you can do ahead of time to make your move easier. Some people use this time as an opportunity for a fresh start, getting rid of clutter and excess items that aren’t needed anymore. Others might take the opportunity to declutter their home to sell it faster or at a better price if they plan to buy another one.
By doing these things before moving day, you can save a lot of time and stress on an actual day because you won’t have to worry about taking care of it while juggling everything else going on in your life. It’s also essential to make sure that all utilities are turned off ahead of time, so check with each provider and make sure you have all the necessary information for each one.
It’s also a good idea to find your new address ahead of time, so if you plan on driving yourself when moving day comes around, then it’s best that you research directions beforehand so there are no surprises once move-in day arrives. If someone else is driving you, then it’s essential to know the route ahead so that they can be appropriately informed of any detours. Thankfully, many mapping websites are available these days where all this information is just a quick search away!
2. Find The Right Moving Company
You should start your search for a moving company as early as possible. This will give you the best option to find a reputable, licensed and trustworthy company that will meet all of your needs and provide quality service. You can locate these companies through an online directory or ask friends who have recently moved to see which local movers they recommend.
You will want to contact at least three different moving companies to compare their rates, services, and references. The only way you can know which company is right for your needs is by asking questions about what type of service they provide. Several factors should be considered when choosing a mover, such as the price of the move, the length of time it will take for your belongings to be delivered, and any additional charges.
The company you choose should offer services that fit within your budget. Remember that a reputable moving company is much more trustworthy than an unknown one that offers lower rates. You can avoid being taken advantage of by examining how each mover handles the various aspects of your move and comparing them to what you want before signing any contracts.
For a Las Vegas moving company to be considered reputable, it must have a state license and insurance coverage. Insurance protection is necessary in case something goes wrong during transit or otherwise damages your property. An excellent way to find out if this is true with the company you’re considering is to call the Department of Transportation and ask if they are licensed.
3. Las Vegas Weather Conditions
Las Vegas weather is more than just dry heat. There are four seasons in Las Vegas, and temperatures range from below freezing to over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The average temperature throughout the year is about 75 degrees Fahrenheit, but it can be as much as 100 degrees or as little as 35 degrees during any time of the year. Whether you’re moving in the middle of winter or summer, you’ll need to be prepared for weather changes.
Las Vegas has moderate rainfall each year, averaging about four inches per month during January and February. The driest months are June through October, with an average monthly rainfall of less than one inch per month. Las Vegas is located on the edge of the Mojave Desert, so it’s prone to extreme changes in temperature and rainfall.
The Las Vegas Valley is also a windy area with year-round breezes coming from all directions. The most common winds are westerly winds which blow into town from the west around noon each day as hot air rises over mountains on its way to the Pacific Ocean.
The best times of year to move are the spring and fall because temperatures aren’t too cold or hot during these seasons, but there is more rainfall in the springtime which means a higher chance of flooding issues during your move. Moving at any other time could mean extreme weather changes that you’ll need to prepare for.
If you’re moving in the summer, then make sure to wear sunscreen and sunglasses when outside. It’s also essential for kids playing out to be aware of what they should do if a heatwave occurs. If it happens during your move, there will likely be water shortages, leading to skin problems or dehydration due to doing without water for prolonged periods.
If you’re moving in the winter, then make sure to have coats and umbrellas on hand, as well as a hot meal waiting at home so that your family can warm up after traveling from their old location. There’s also an increased chance of snow which could create delays when trying to get to your new home.
4. Pack and Label for Easy Unpacking
Moving to Las Vegas can be challenging, but the more tools you have in your arsenal for making this transition easier on yourself and your family, the better. One of those tools is packing correctly so that unpacking will go as smoothly as possible.
Rather than just throwing everything into boxes without any regard for what goes where or how to find it later, take the time to pack with these tips in mind.
Label everything. This tip may seem obvious, but you will be surprised how many people fail to label their boxes! You must use a system of labels to unpack your items. They are all easily identifiable and placed back into the right room without any confusion.
5. Get Utilities set up before moving in.
It can often take weeks for the power company, cable provider, and phone carrier to bring your service online. If you are planning on moving in before the utilities are active (in many cases, this will be five days), you need to arrange temporary coverage. Alternatively, if you know that there is a delay in getting things set up from these providers, you can ask your landlord to activate them before the move.
The power company should be contacted first because they will need a copy of your lease or rental agreement to set up the service, and it could take about five days for it to come online.
In some cases, utilities may be included with rent, so if this is the case, then you should contact the landlord to set up service before moving in.
Both cable and phone providers require a copy of your ID and some information about where you will be living. If these are not included with your lease or rental agreement, it can take anywhere from three days to seven business days for them to activate once they have all of the necessary information.
6. Ensure plenty of boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and garbage bags on hand.
Packing is one of the most critical steps in any move, and there are several things to keep in mind. To make your move as easy as possible, you’ll want plenty of boxes, packing tape for sealing them shut, bubble wrap for protecting items that could be damaged during transport or storage while still inside of the boxes, and garbage bags for packing up your belongings that you’ll be throwing out before or after the move. Don’t forget to have sturdy furniture sliders on hand to protect against scratches from moving heavy pieces like sofas!
It’s best not to start unpacking right away once you’re all moved in. Give yourself a day or two to let the move settle in, and then get started on unpacking.
We hope this article has given you some helpful tips on making your move to Las Vegas easier. Moving is a stressful experience, but we’re here for you every step of the way!
If there’s anything else we can do to help out with your relocation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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