From LA to Las Vegas: How to Plan Your Move

Las Vegas Moving

  1. Viva Las Vegas
  2. How To Become a Professional Mover
  3. Communication is Key
  4. Why Time Management is Important in Any Type of Relocation
  5. Going to Las Vegas!

1. Viva Las Vegas

People do “live” in Las Vegas, you know. Los Angelenos (?) forget that. But really, “why move to Las Vegas?” Well, it is recovering from her housing bubble and she is looking to add residents at a good price. With Los Angeles only 400 miles away, it shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg to move, depending on what services you require and what company you use, of course. Although that seems rather close, you will still need to book a long distance moving company. Based on the average moving cost for a lightly furnished one to two bedroom on, you are looking at around $1,300 to $1,800. Realistically, that's a fair price, especially if you're strapped for cash. 

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2. How To Become a Professional Mover

It’s not a difficult move if you plan it right with the dozens of professional moving companies in Las Vegas that can be found on our website. Moving is the perfect time to declutter! Studies have shown that clutter is a symptom and also a source of stress, so throw away that Dodger Blue foam finger and that TJ-max handbag you bought last fall for no reason. Better yet donate it or have a yard sale if you can.

Now that you have your stuff in order let's focus on packing. Never simply toss and tape! In the moving industry that is a recipe for disaster. We at like to avoid stuff like that, naturally. For more secure shipping pack light things like blankets or pillows into large boxes and heavy things like books & your bronze bust of Wayne Newton into small boxes. Actually, for sculptures and the like make sure you use bubble wrap and packing peanuts. Look for fragile spots and when you are about to box it make sure to brace it against something inside the box if there is extra space. If you are delegating your packing to movers (known as full service moving companies) make sure to tell them the specifics for items of value.

3. Communication is Key

Plus It’s can also be helpful because even professional long distance moving companies need a little clarity. For clarity on your average moving costs, make sure to click through our database of professional movers and this link will take you to an article explaining how useful long distance moving services can be along with their estimates on Don't forget that it would be an interstate type of move. Before using any service, research at the very least three different companies. That's just my rule of thumb. You also want to double check and make sure they are operating legally and that they are licensed with a USDOT number. The paperwork you should find in this link.

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4. Why Time Management is Important in Any Type of Relocation

Well, I have somewhat of a checklist for ya. This applies to basically anyone: 1) Bills, pay them on time! If you have something on auto-pay, make sure that you have money in the bank. Be wary of overdraft fees. 2) Clothes, wash them on time! Laundry doesn’t wash and you don’t want to fall victim to a late night raid from the underpants gnomes from South Park. 3) Rent, pay it on time! I think you get my drift. Time is of the essence. You usually have three days at the beginning of each month to pay your rent without a late fee or a visit from the goons. We are here to help. Visit our website full of professional movers soon to be at your beck and call.

5. Going to Las Vegas! 

Feel free to give us a call during business hours at (702) 333-2430. We might even tell you how to move a couch if you are up for it! Lift with your legs and not your back! Omg, couches and moving are like totes diametrically opposed but if you need it, we have the people to make it happen. Even if you are moving from your parent's house, we won’t tell anyone. Promise. So you say you are moving out of your parent's house, eh?Get a free estimate on your average moving costs. Everything is going to work out. This link even takes you directly to our search engine. Here is another link that will guide you in selecting your moving company. 


Frank Martin

4 years, 9 months ago


I was wondering if you could recommend specific neighborhoods to move to las vegas to?

I am on the move to Las Vegas as we speak and I am just going to be moving into a friends house but I want to get a place that costs about 1100 and move in. I also have to get all of my various tools out of his garage. I have about 200 pounds worth of tools so I'm wondering how the ideal way to transport these would be?

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Adam Peterson

4 years, 8 months ago

Hello Frank! Use the cost calculator on this page above. It is the blue box to the right hand side of this page. After you fill out that form you will have a page with a picture inventory where you can give specifics for what type of tools you have and they can give you an estimate of the best price. When you move to Las Vegas take some time to get to know your city, drive around, meet new people and find out what area or neighboorhood seems like a good fit for you.

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Question In American English, the word "truck" has historically been preceded by a word describing the type of vehicle, such as a "tanker truck". In British English, preference would lie with "tanker" or "petrol tanker".

Question In 1895 Karl Benz designed and built the first truck in history by using the internal combustion engine. Later that year some of Benz's trucks gave into modernization and went on to become the first bus by the Netphener. This would be the first motor bus company in history. Hardly a year later, in 1986, another internal combustion engine truck was built by a man named Gottlieb Daimler. As people began to catch on, other companies, such as Peugeot, Renault, and Bussing, also built their own versions. In 1899, the first truck in the United States was built by Autocar and was available with two optional horsepower motors, 5 or 8.

Question With the partial deregulation of the trucking industry in 1980 by the Motor Carrier Act, trucking companies increased. The workforce was drastically de-unionized. As a result, drivers received a lower pay overall. Losing its spotlight in the popular culture, trucking had become less intimate as some unspoken competition broke out. However, the deregulation only increased the competition and productivity with the trucking industry as a whole. This was beneficial to the America consumer by reducing costs. In 1982 the Surface Transportation Assistance Act established a federal minimum truck weight limits. Thus, trucks were finally standardized truck size and weight limits across the country. This was also put in to place so that across country traffic on the Interstate Highways resolved the issue of the 'barrier states'.

Question “Country music scholar Bill Malone has gone so far as to say that trucking songs account for the largest component of work songs in the country music catalog. For a style of music that has, since its commercial inception in the 1920s, drawn attention to the coal man, the steel drivin’ man, the railroad worker, and the cowboy, this certainly speaks volumes about the cultural attraction of the trucker in the American popular consciousness.” — Shane Hamilton

Question In 1971, author and director Steven Spielberg, debuted his first feature length film. His made-for-tv film, Duel, portrayed a truck driver as an anonymous stalker. Apparently there seems to be a trend in the 70's to negatively stigmatize truck drivers.

Question Trucks of the era mostly used two-cylinder engines and had a carrying capacity of 1,500 to 2,000 kilograms (3,300 to 4,400 lb). In 1904, 700 heavy trucks were built in the United States, 1000 in 1907, 6000 in 1910, and 25000 in 1914. A Benz truck modified by Netphener company (1895)

Question During the latter part of the 20th century, we saw a decline of the trucking culture. Coinciding with this decline was a decline of the image of truck drivers, as they became negatively stigmatized. As a result of such negativity, it makes sense that truck drivers were frequently portrayed as the "bad guy(s)" in movies.

Question There are certain characteristics of a truck that makes it an "off-road truck". They generally standard, extra heavy-duty highway-legal trucks. Although legal, they have off-road features like front driving axle and special tires for applying it to tasks such as logging and construction. The purpose-built off-road vehicles are unconstrained by weighing limits, such as the Libherr T 282B mining truck.

Question The American Trucking Associations initiated in 1985 with the intent to improve the industry's image. With public opinion declining the association tried numerous moves. One such move was changing the name of the "National Truck Rodeo" to the "National Driving Championship". This was due to the fact that the word rodeo seemed to imply recklessness and reckless driving.

Question Trailer stability can be defined as the tendency of a trailer to dissipate side-to-side motion. The initial motion may be caused by aerodynamic forces, such as from a cross wind or a passing vehicle. One common criterion for stability is the center of mass location with respect to the wheels, which can usually be detected by tongue weight. If the center of mass of the trailer is behind its wheels, therefore having a negative tongue weight, the trailer will likely be unstable. Another parameter which is less commonly a factor is the trailer moment of inertia. Even if the center of mass is forward of the wheels, a trailer with a long load, and thus large moment of inertia, may be unstable.

Question AMSA wanted to help consumers avoid untrustworthy or illegitimate movers. In January 2008, AMSA created the ProMover certification program for its members. As a member, you must have federal interstate operating authority. Members are also required to pass an annual criminal back check, be licensed by the FMCSA, and agree to abide by ethical standards. This would include honesty in advertising and in business transaction with customers. Each must also sign a contract committing to adhere to applicable Surface Transportation Board and FMCSA regulations. AMSA also takes into consideration and examines ownership. They are very strict, registration with state corporation commissions. This means that the mover must maintain at least a satisfactory rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). As one can imagine, those that pass are authorized to display the ProMove logo on the websites and in marketing materials. However, those that fail will be expelled from the program (and AMSA) if they cannot correct discrepancies during probation.

Question Without strong land use controls, buildings are too often built in town right along a bypass. This results with the conversion of it into an ordinary town road, resulting in the bypass becoming as congested as the local streets. On the contrary, a bypass is intended to avoid such local street congestion. Gas stations, shopping centers, along with various other businesses are often built alongside them. They are built in hopes of easing accessibility, while home are ideally avoided for noise reasons.

Question The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a division of the USDOT specializing in highway transportation. The agency's major influential activities are generally separated into two different "programs". The first is the Federal-aid Highway Program. This provides financial aid to support the construction, maintenance, and operation of the U.S. highway network. The second program, the Federal Lands Highway Program, shares a similar name with different intentions. The purpose of this program is to improve transportation involving Federal and Tribal lands. They also focus on preserving "national treasures" for the historic and beatific enjoyment for all.

Question The USDOT (USDOT or DOT) is considered a federal Cabinet department within the U.S. government. Clearly, this department concerns itself with all aspects of transportation with safety as a focal point. The DOT was officially established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, beginning its operation on April 1, 1967. Superior to the DOT, the United States Secretary of Transportation governs the department. The mission of the DOT is to "Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life for the American people, today and into the future." Essentially this states how important it is to improve all types of transportation as a way to enhance both safety and life in general etc. It is important to note that the DOT is not in place to hurt businesses, but to improve our "vital national interests" and our "quality of life". The transportation networks are in definite need of such fundamental attention. Federal departments such as the USDOT are key to this industry by creating and enforcing regulations with intentions to increase the efficiency and safety of transportation. 

Question The American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) was organized and founded on December 12, 1914. On November 13, 1973, the name was altered to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. This slight change in name reflects a broadened scope of attention towards all modes of transportation. Despite the implications of the name change, most of the activities it is involved in still gravitate towards highways.


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A bypass designated for trucks traveling a long distance, either commercial or otherwise, is called a truck route.

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Question In 1984 the animated TV series The Transformers told the story of a group of extraterrestrial humanoid robots. However, it just so happens that they disguise themselves as automobiles. Their leader of the Autobots clan, Optimus Prime, is depicted as an awesome semi-truck.

Question Moving companies that operate within the borders of a particular state are usually regulated by the state DOT. Sometimes the public utility commission in that state will take care of it. This only applies to some of the U.S. states such as in California (California Public Utilities Commission) or Texas (Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. However, no matter what state you are in it is always best to make sure you are compliant with that state

Question Tracing the origins of particular words can be quite different with so many words in the English Dictionary. Some say the word "truck" might have come from a back-formation of "truckle", meaning "small wheel" or "pulley". In turn, both sources emanate from the Greek trokhos (τροχός), meaning "wheel", from trekhein (τρέχειν, "to run").