Getting Ready to Move to Nevada
There is much that can be said for the state of Nevada – the area is rich in history, home to several unique ecosystems beyond the desert, and it has a near-unrivaled climate, so it’s really no wonder that you’re planning to move there. Whether you’re moving to the ever-expanding city of Las Vegas, the Lake Tahoe-Reno-Carson City area in the northwest, or somewhere along the Utah border in the east, moving to Nevada is sure to bring you a change of pace.
As you ready yourself for relocating to the Silver State, make sure that you stay organized and on top of the wide variety of tasks you’ll need to accomplish to execute your Nevada move flawlessly. Whether you’re relocating to a new rental property or are purchasing a home for yourself in Nevada, you’ll want to dedicate yourself to the planning effort prior to beginning your move.
With the help of SmartMove, you can actually save money while you plan your move and get some great deals on several moving-related expenses. Read on for a complete guide to moving to Nevada so you can get ready for your upcoming move.
Support and Services for Moving to Nevada
The best way to start preparing for your Nevada move is to research moving companies. To begin, you’ll want to check out the online reviews of moving companies in your area that offer moving services to Nevada, and eventually narrow your options down to a list of finalists that offer a winning combination of reliability, efficiency, affordability, and great customer service. Thankfully, SmartMove offers a great, free moving checklist and access to a free online tool to help you find reliable moving services that serve the state.
Once you have narrowed the field down to a few finalists, you’ll want to get an estimate or “order of service” from each company so you can make an educated decision. After you’ve selected the best moving company for your needs, make sure to get an official “bill of lading”, or contract for moving services. This contains much of the same information as an order of service, but it is legally binding (like a contract), and may help to secure your rights should anything go wrong during the move. Because of this, you’ll want to be sure and keep your bill of lading in a secure place until your move is completed.
You can also elect to handle some or all of the physical moving yourself, as many people do. There are likely several truck rental services that allow you to pick up a truck or trailer where you live now, pack it up with everything you possess, and drop it off once you’ve reached your new home. Additionally, there are several services, like PODS, that drop off an empty container at your home, then pick it up and ship it to your new home once you’ve filled it up with your possessions.
Regardless of whether you hire professionals or complete some or all of the move yourself, make sure to check with your employer to see if they offer relocation assistance or will reimburse any of your moving costs. Also, make sure to check with a tax professional, as your moving expenses could be tax deductible or qualify you for a credit once April and tax time comes around.
Cable Providers Available in Nevada
No matter which part of Nevada you will make your new home in, you will have a few top-notch cable providers to choose from. There are several cable providers offering services in the state of Nevada, including Charter, Cox, and Suddenlink. To learn exactly what cable service providers are available in your area of Nevada, count on SmartMove. We’re here to help you learn more about moving your existing Internet, TV, and phone service or setting up new service before (or after) you arrive in the state.
Use SmartMove to move your TV, Internet, and phone service prior to your move and you can save yourself the unnecessary stress of a potential delay that could come from waiting until you arrive. If the cable provider that you currently work with is also offering services in the area of Nevada where you will make your new home, getting set up could be as simple as transferring your services through Cable Mover and plugging in your equipment once you arrive.
Energy Providers Available in Nevada
Just like with your TV, Internet, and phone service, you’ll want to do some advance prep to get your utilities set up prior to your Nevada move. That way, you won’t have to hassle researching your options, setting up accounts, and scheduling service calls while you’re unpacking your new home.
Where you live in Nevada will ultimately determine what your options are regarding the purchasing of electricity and natural gas. There are several companies offering natural gas and electric utility service throughout the state. To figure out who you need to contact, check the maps available on the site of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, where links are also provided.
Moving to Nevada – Driver’s License and Other Final Tasks
Moving across country or even across town can be one of the most stressful things you will ever have to deal with. But, with a little help from SmartMove and some careful preparation, moving to Nevada doesn’t need to be overwhelming. SmartMove has a handy moving checklist that will help you stay on top of all your moving-related tasks, including tasks like registering your vehicles once you settle into your new home, and getting your Nevada ID.
Once you get unpacked and get your cable and other utilities set up, you’ll need to visit an office of the Nevada DMV to get your vehicles registered and your state ID or driving license. The offices in Las Vegas, Reno, and Carson City all take appointments, and other offices throughout the state allow for remote check-in as a convenience. To learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a driver in the state, check out the New Residents Page on the Nevada DMV website.
Disclaimer: The information is provided for general information and educational purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional advice.