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, 11 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, 11 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 The decade of the 70s saw the heyday of truck driving, and the dramatic rise in the popularity of "trucker culture". Truck drivers were romanticized as modern-day cowboys and outlaws (and this stereotype persists even today). This was due in part to their use of citizens' band (CB) radio to relay information to each other regarding the locations of police officers and transportation authorities. Plaid shirts, trucker hats, CB radios, and using CB slang were popular not just with drivers but among the general public.

Question In the United States, shipments larger than about 7,000 kg (15,432 lb) are classified as truckload freight (TL). It is more efficient and affordable for a large shipment to have exclusive use of one larger trailer. This is opposed to having to share space on a smaller Less than Truckload freight carrier.

Question In 1999, The Simpsons episode Maximum Homerdrive aired. It featured Homer and Bart making a delivery for a truck driver named Red after he unexpectedly dies of 'food poisoning'.

Question In the 20th century, the 1940 film "They Drive by Night" co-starred Humphrey Bogart. He plays an independent driver struggling to become financially stable and economically independent. This is all set during the times of the Great Depression. Yet another film was released in 1941, called "The Gang's All Here". It is a story of a trucking company that's been targeted by saboteurs.

Question All cars must pass some sort of emission check, such as a smog check to ensure safety. Similarly, trucks are subject to noise emission requirement, which is emanating from the U.S. Noise Control Act. This was intended to protect the public from noise health side effects. The loud noise is due to the way trucks contribute disproportionately to roadway noise. This is primarily due to the elevated stacks and intense tire and aerodynamic noise characteristics.

Question The moving industry in the United States was deregulated with the Household Goods Transportation Act of 1980. This act allowed interstate movers to issue binding or fixed estimates for the first time. Doing so opened the door to hundreds of new moving companies to enter the industry. This led to an increase in competition and soon movers were no longer competing on services but on price. As competition drove prices lower and decreased what were already slim profit margins, "rogue" movers began hijacking personal property as part of a new scam. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces Federal consumer protection regulations related to the interstate shipment of household goods (i.e., household moves that cross State lines). FMCSA has held this responsibility since 1999, and the Department of Transportation has held this responsibility since 1995 (the Interstate Commerce Commission held this authority prior to its termination in 1995).

Question The interstate moving industry in the United States maintains regulation by the FMCSA, which is part of the USDOT. With only a small staff (fewer than 20 people) available to patrol hundreds of moving companies, enforcement is difficult. As a result of such a small staff, there are in many cases, no regulations that qualify moving companies as 'reliable'. Without this guarantee, it is difficult to a consumer to make a choice. Although, moving companies can provide and often display a DOT license.


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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. 


The concept of a bypass is a simple one. It is a road or highway that purposely avoids or "bypasses" a built-up area, town, or village. Bypasses were created with the intent to let through traffic flow without having to get stuck in local traffic. In general they are supposed to reduce congestion in a built-up area. By doing so, road safety will greatly improve.
A bypass designated for trucks traveling a long distance, either commercial or otherwise, is called a truck route.

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