5 Free Apps to Make Your Next Move Easier
Use a Free Mobile App to Organize your Next Move
If thoughts of cardboard boxes and endless loops of packaging tape makes you anxious, you’re not alone. For many of us, making a house move is about as appealing as having a root canal. There’s a lot to do when you move, among them planning and getting organized. But don’t worry, there are apps for that!
From organizing an interactive to-do list to building an inventory of your belongings, the world of technology is here to help. In addition to our moving checklist, here are five free mobile apps that may just make your next move a little bit less stressful.
App: My Move
Created by World Media Group, the My Move app is an established tool with a solid reputation. It focuses on the three steps of the moving process: preparation for the move, relocation assistance and relocation organization. My Move offers direct access to moving tips and tricks, moving industry reviews, interviews and relocation guides. It helps identify nearby movers and makes finding a price estimate a breeze. Available on Android and iPhone.
App: Move Advisor
This free app is both attractive and intuitive. It has four primary features: inventory, finding movers, moving timeline and moving quotes. Using a drag-and-drop feature, it allows you to keep track of all your household items in a virtual room-by-room checklist. It provides access to user reviews of local
movers, and allows for a simple tap on the screen to receive an estimate of cost from moving companies. An impressive week-by-week timeline is also included so that you can easily check off what is needed from start to finish.
After downloading this app, you’re greeted with a beautiful, interactive screen that provides pop-up moving tips along the way. It generates a to-do list dating back as far as eight weeks before your move, with 34 pre-selected moving tasks to choose from and the ability to create your own tasks. Choose items from a pre-selected inventory and add your own, then drag and drop them into different rooms. Edit the items in any given box at any time. Use the program to craft printable labels to place on moving boxes so you can save time after the move. The labels can be emailed as well. It offers expert advice on a variety of moving topics, ranging from portable storage units to moving insurance.
More Useful Mobile Apps for after your Move
App: Bright Nest
Ready to settle in? Whether your move entails heading across the country or down the street, Bright Nest boasts hundreds of home improvement and organizational hacks. The app creates a customized to-do list for your home. Particularly helpful for people moving to an entirely new area, the program collects data about your specific area, then curates a unique to-do list based on information for your new home. Using this app is an excellent way to start life in a new place.
The social component of moving can be incredibly daunting. With over 33,000 neighborhoods participating, Nextdoor helps neighbors create community through a handy app that connects people living within certain geographic areas. It is a safe and secure social networking app that promotes neighborhood cohesion. It also serves as a forum for people to discuss topics, such as babysitting, local nightlife, cooking supplies and more.
Take Moving Day Stress Away with a Moving App and Help from a Professional Mover
Don’t let your move get you down. When you’re facing days of packing, organizing, sorting and moving, consider hiring a moving company and launching one of these free apps to make the transition much smoother. Plan your move on your mobile app, then give Move 4 Less in Las Vegas a call for just about anything related to your move – moving boxes and supplies, packing help, short or long-term storage, locksmith and handyman help, even hauling trash and donations to where they need to go. And, of course, use our professional move services on the big day for a fast and easy move. You can get a free move quote here or call us at 702.889.6683.