Growing up, many people experienced the American rite of passage known as the big relocation. Often times this involved packing everything in the family car and moving to a new apartment or house in a new town or city. And despite a changing nation, this is still an enduring tradition. Of course, what can help a family greatly during a move in todayâs day and age-aside from quality moving services, of course-is modern technology, specifically that of the mobile variety. Yes, there are all kinds of apps under the sun, from those that help a person build six-pack abs to those that lead the way to the biggest cheeseburger in the area. It should come as no surprise, then, that there are plenty of apps to help with relocation. Here are four of the best.
Those who opt to work with a professional moving company arenât necessarily off the hook as far as organization is concerned. In fact, these big jobs require even more diligence on the part of the mover than the smaller moves do. Shipping weight needs to be taken into account, household items need to be properly organized in boxes, and overall moving distances need to be calculated. My Move does all this, and it even comes with a database of licensed moving companies by state. Users can get a quote and even rate their company once the job is complete.
Moving Checklist Pro
This one-touch planner is a good option for those who need to organize their move quickly. It comes with a list of over 200 household items users can select from in order to form their moving list. Userâs can also customize these lists and take inventory of all their belongings before they go out the door. All lists in the app are color coded, and they can be easily shared with friends and family.
As mentioned above, a move requires packing and organization, and this means labeling. Moving Day focuses solely on organization by offering printable labels that allow the user to meticulously label every item as they pack. It even has a feature that allows for photos and value tracking in case the mover needs to file an insurance claim for damaged items. The app is designed to be used offline and it even comes with a built-in barcode scanner.
Moving isnât only about the packing. There are logistical, financial and educational considerations to take into account. This app is an all-encompassing planner that allows the user to create a checklist of anything and everything that needs to be done regarding their move. It comes with a database of checklist options that include everything from transferring bank locations to taking care of any new school issues. The user can even plan their going away party right from this app.
These are some of the better apps to help individuals and families get out the door and into their new place with as few headaches as possible. And here is a good resource for thoselooking for a line on some free moving boxes.
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