Regardless of how close or far away you are moving from your current home, the act of moving can be an overwhelming process. It can be difficult to know how to get started, or to determine what supplies you will need to protect your valuables when they are transit to your new abode. We bring you this list of the top 8 apps and digital tools to help you move and make the process easy and painless.
7 Great Apps, Tools to Help You Move
Wouldn’t it be great if there was an app that could help you find all the movers and storage facilities that are located close to both your current and future address? Such an app would be even better if it let you receive quotes from all of these providers so that you could quickly compare rates and rent a storage unit or hire a professional mover. Actually, there really is such an app that takes care of all of this for you.
MoveMatch is available for Android platforms, and it even has options to help you calculate the weights and volume of your boxes so that you can receive more accurate rate quotes for storage and moving services.
Moving Day is an Apple compatible app that allows users to quickly inventory the items that they have packed, and create labels with barcodes. Later you can scan the barcode on a box to find out its contents without having to open it. This is especially helpful if you have numerous boxes which you may have stored for a long period, and thus forgotten what you did and did not pack in each box. The app also lets you take before and after pictures of your items so that you are able to prove the condition of items in a box as well as document any damage.
If you have difficulty staying organized and on task, Home Move Pro and MyMove are two Apple compatible apps with similar features that can help you keep up and stay on track. These apps help users plan, document and track every step of their move. This app is really an all-in-one digital tool that lets users easily create checklists, to do lists, inventory lists and more as the app walks you through each stage of the moving process. Moving Planner has nearly identical features, but is compatible with Android platforms.
Once you move, you are going to have to figure out where all of your stuff is going to physically go in your new place. Smart Draw is a free app that lets users easily create to scale floor plans so that you can plan out where you will place your items before you begin to unpack. This saves users the time and energy they would have spent rearranging furniture and other items if they hadn’t taken the time to plan out their space before beginning to unpack.
Updater makes it easy to update your address with all of your friends and relatives, as well as with institutions such as your bank, insurance company, family doctor and even your magazine subscriptions. The app also helps you identify the utility and service providers in your new location, and compare rates and services.
These 7 apps are great tools to help you move. They make the process so organized and hassle free, all that is left for you to do is to physically make the actual move, and possibly pack your belongings if you haven’t hired a professional mover to pack your possessions for you. If you find yourself in this situation, you may want to consider throwing a “packing party” to help you get the job done. Since moving often means relocating far away from your friends of loved ones, encouraging them to help you with the packing process, and turning it into a celebration, can help your loved ones remain connected with the start of this next chapter of your life in your new home. If you decide to go this route, why not try the low cost, Apple compatible, Pro Party Planner app for just under $5? The app can help you plan and manage every detail of any party, so why not host the best packing/moving day bash for your friends and family and turn your move into a celebration?
If you need additional help with planning your next move, don’t forget to visit Digital Landing, where we have a host of helpful tips and articles to make your next move pain and hassle free. You can check out articles such as the Top 21 Packing Tips to Make Moving Easy and Fun or use our handy comparison tool finding for help to find the best bundled deals on Internet, Broadband, Telephone and Cable TV.
Have you used any of these apps when you’ve planned your move? Did they make the process easier? Do you have a favorite moving app that we missed? We love to receive feedback from our readers, so be certain to share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.