These days, we rely on our cell phones and tablets more and more. To work, to connect with others, to shop, to play…and to move?
Moving apps might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to your digital devices, but your smart phone or tablet can be a great resource throughout your moving process and when you’re getting settled into a new home.
Whether you use an iPhone, iPad, Android, or other device to stay connected, these moving apps will help you organize your move and get home that much faster.
MoveTools (Apple, Android): Put out by the insurance company State Farm, this app allows you to create lists that go beyond the planning stages. Generate moving task to-do lists, create packing labels to organize your content, and keep a full itinerary of your belongings. This is a great way to reduce anxiety when it comes to potentially losing items in the transition.
Sortly (Apple): This organization app is well known as a way to organize home inventory, small business inventory, personal collections, and your belongings during a move. You can use it to inventory your stuff, print labels, track any items you might lend, and also to organize moving day.
My Move (Apple, Android): This app will take you through all steps of planning a move, including finding movers in your area, estimating your moving costs, and researching moving companies to make sure they’re reputable.
Moving Planner (Apple, Android): If you love lists, this app provides a great way to organize your thoughts and your belongings. Arrange tasks by priority and create personal to-do lists based on your specific moving needs.
MoveMatch (Android): Curious how much your move might cost? Although the best way to get a firm estimate is by calling a moving company and having them appraise your home’s contents, this app allows you to estimate costs depending on the size and quantity of items in your home.
Moving Van (Apple): Moving Van is an ideal way to get the most out of your moving company’s services. This app can be used to list the specific items in every box that is packed (either by you or by your movers). This will allow you to easily find items you need right away and also determine if anything can go straight to storage rather than your new home.
Moving apps can’t eliminate all the stress of moving day, but they can go a long way in helping ease some of your anxieties. As is the case with all the parts of your move, a little advance planning and preparation will make things go smoothly. At anywhere from free to just a few dollars, these moving apps might be well worth the investment!