Moving isn’t necessarily easy on anyone, but there are tech ways to reduce the amount of work and eventually even decrease the price of moving services, and packing/unpacking faster. There were times when people used to keep track of their moving plans, checklists, and items by pen and paper.
Nowadays it’s a lot easier and way more efficient to keep track of your moving day or packing, and finding a mover with moving apps! Moving apps also allow you to personalize your info so that all the tips and reminders are catered to your individual needs. These mobile moving applications make the moving process go just a bit smoother than it might otherwise.
- Moving Day App
One of the most multi-faceted applications for moving, that allows users to create checklists, research movers and create unique bar codes that can be printed and attached to your boxes to help you keep track of which box has those exact things or are intended to go to the exact room. Labeling what’s in your boxes and adding what room they’ll be going into is very important when moving, and , it will help you unpack at your new home by room easily and quickly. Moving Day is available for iPhone for free.
- Moving Guru App
The Moving Guru app can give users a bit more guidance. Rather than focusing on checklists, it provides users with a task list to ensure that nothing major falls through the cracks. For example: getting your mail forwarded or calling the utility companies as soon as you’ve decided to move. Users can also add tasks to their phone’s calendar to better stay on top of things. Moving Guru App is available for iPhone and Android.
Taking notes is just a part of the moving process. Evernote is a mobile app to help users do it more efficiently, to collect all of their moving notes in one place, makes it easier to stay organized during the moving day, for example. It enables you to add links, checklists, tables, attachments and even audio recordings to notes, as well as share notes with other relatives and friends who are helping in your moving. Don’t forget to ask people who are willing to help you or consider hiring a professional company, except for technical support. Ask all the people to download Evernote and act cohesively together. Evernote is available for iPhone and Android.
- Circle of 6
When moving people should make safety a top priority. One of the best ways to do so is by downloading the popular Circle of 6 application on their mobile phone. This app is designed to prevent violence before it happens by helping people look out for one another and keep in touch via their smart phones.How it works: you choose six people from your contact list to join the circle. If one of you find yourselves in an uncomfortable or unsafe position during the move, they can send a text to those in the circle asking for help. This text will also include the person’s GPS coordinates and can discreetly ask someone in the circle to pick them up, call them or text them. Circle of 6 is available for iPhone and Android.
Moving can be a very stressful time in life for many of us. For overwhelmed moving people, we recommend downloading the Headspace mobile app. This meditation app teaches it’s listeners “life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day,” according to the app. Headspace is available for iPhone and Android.
Now you can download those moving apps to ensure a stress-free move! Got your own favorite apps to help plan a move? Go ahead and leave a comment below.