Packing for a Local Move
As you probably already realize, moving locally in Nevada is a little bit different than moving over a long distance. While there are many aspects that remain the same between the two, there are many other aspects that are quite different no matter what city you are moving to or from, be it Paradise or Las Vegas. As there are some major differences, you need to be aware of how to prepare for a local move before life presents one for you to accomplish. One of the biggest differences between local and long distance moving rests in how you pack, so it is important to know what is required and what you can do without when packing for a local move.
Furniture: If you are moving yourself in Nevada, you can often get away with simply loading furniture to be moved from your old home to your new home. There are various things that you can do to moderately protect your furniture, especially if you are going to be moving it in an open truck, so take the time to gather some moving pads and rope so that you can make sure that your furniture does in fact get to your new home with minimal trouble or damage. If you are hiring a moving company, you can often still leave the furniture out and in one piece, but make sure that you protect anything that could be easily damaged.
Boxes: Like long distance moving in the Nevada area, anything small that can fit in a box should be placed in a box. You may not have to go into as much detail as you would with a long distance move, but you still need to pack most of your stuff up. Things like lamps can be easily moved in your car, and they might not need special packing, but you still need to put most everything else in a box. If you are worried about fragile things, and you have hired a moving company to handle the move, then simply move these items in your own personal vehicle; a choice that you would not have with a long distance move.
Staging Areas: Any moving plan should implement a staging area where boxes and things that are ready to be loaded are moved to in advance of moving day. For a long distance move, this is not as important as it might be for a local move. Because the moving costs will hinge on how long the moving process takes, anything you do to reduce the time that the movers spend at your home will reduce the overall costs of the move. Thus, if you locate a staging area that is near a door where the movers can easily get in, grab things, and load them in the truck, then you will be saving money on the entire moving process.
Packing for a local move with Nevada moving companies is a little bit different than packing for a long distance move. You can, however, easily reap the benefits of knowing how to pack and prepare for such a move before the process actually begins. Keep these ideas in mind and you too can enjoy your move rather than dread it.