Your Must-Have Moving Checklist!

Your Must-Have Moving Checklist!

Moving to a new home can be an exciting yet overwhelming task. Whether you're relocating to a different neighborhood or an entirely new city, the moving process involves numerous tasks that need to be completed to ensure a smooth transition. To help alleviate some of the stress associated with moving, we have put together a guide of everything you need to know when moving!

Establish a Timeline

Before you start packing, create a well-defined moving timeline weeks before the big day. Set a firm move-in date and work backward, stating when specific tasks need completion. By doing this, you can make sure you double-check everything and nothing is overlooked. Take it step by step and you'll be on your way to a stress free move.

Declutter and Organize

Relocating to a new place can be the perfect chance to declutter. Take some time to go through each room and categorize your items into three groups: things you want to keep, items you can donate or sell, and things you need to trash. This downsizing approach not only simplifies the moving process but it can also make it easier to unpack and settle in your new home.

Secure a Reliable Moving Company

If you're hiring professional movers, research and book a reputable moving company weeks ahead of time for a stress free move. A proper moving company can make or break how smoothly your move goes. Obtain a rough estimate from multiple moving companies, read reviews, and make sure they are licensed and insured. Make sure to confirm the details of your move, including the date, time, and any additional services you may require.

Gather Packing Supplies

One of the key things you should do is to stock up on packing supplies weeks before your move. This includes items such as moving boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts. If you're unsure where to get moving boxes, Home Depot is a great place to start. They offer a wide range of sizes and types of boxes, so you can find exactly what you need without having to search around different stores or settle for random boxes from around your home. Consider getting specialized boxes for fragile items and wardrobe boxes for clothing.

Pack Room by Room

When packing for a move, it's best to start early and work systematically. Begin with items that you don't use often. If you pack one box a day, you'll make significant progress without feeling overwhelmed. Make sure to label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. This will help you unpack more efficiently when you move into your new house. Lastly, it's important to pack fragile items with care. Use plenty of cushioning to prevent breakage during transit.

Stop Services

Coordinate a smooth transition by notifying relevant parties of your move. This includes utility companies, the postal service for a change of address, banks, insurance providers, and regular subscriptions/services. Set a disconnect date for your current utilities and settle any outstanding balances..

Plan for Pets

If you have pets, make arrangements for their care during the move. Consider boarding your pets or arranging for a pet sitter on moving day to reduce stress for both them and you. For canine companions traveling with you ensure there is ample space in the car and accommodate necessary exercise and restroom breaks during transit. If you have a feline companion consult with your vet about potential medications to ease their journey, ensuring a peaceful and comfortable move for your furry family members.


Prepare for Moving Day

Make sure to pack an essentials box with items needed immediately when you get to your new house. Include toiletries, medications, important documents, and a few days' worth of clothes. Don't forget to keep your valuable and irreplaceable items separate and take them with you for added safety. Last thing you want is to lose a precious jewelry piece or essential medication.

You're All Moved In!

Upon arrival at your new home, initiate the process of transferring utilities. Contact your current providers, update them on your new address, and specify the desired start date. Ask about necessary documentation and deposits, update billing information, and set up automated payments for a seamless transition.

How To Transfer Utilities

When transferring utilities, begin by contacting your current utility providers and updating them on your new address. Make sure to provide them with the necessary information for your service setup, such as your new address and desired start date for your utility services only. It's also wise to inquire your utility service provider about any required documentation or deposits to complete the transfer process. Additionally, consider updating your billing information and setting up any automated payments at your new location to maintain seamless service. Finally, keep track of confirmations and service orders to ensure that everything is in place for a stress free transition.

If you're moving to the Las Vegas area, consider utilizing these resources for setting up utilities:

Water and Sewer Service:

Clark County Water Reclamation 702-668-8888

City of Henderson/Utilities Division 702-267-5900

City of L as Vegas 702-229-1289

City of North L as Vegas 702-633-1000


Las Vegas Valley Water District 702-870-4194

City of Henderson/Utilities Division 702-267-5900


Nevada Power Company 702-402-5555

Valley Electric Association 775-727-5312


Southwest Gas Corporation 877-860-6020


Republic Silver State Disposal 702-735-5151

Boulder City Utilities 702-293-9244

Cable, Internet, Telephone

Direct T V 833-268-0528

CenturyLink 855-550-2180

Cox Communications 877-668-7536

*We recommend you research other companies in your area

United States Postal Service

Call 800-275-8777 or visit

Moving into a new home can be overwhelming, but with careful planning, it becomes a smooth transition. Follow a detailed moving checklist covering packing, labeling, and loading. Tackle each task systematically to ensure no detail is overlooked. Settle into your new home confidently, knowing you've taken all the necessary steps for a successful move!

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