Let today's technology serve you as you prepare to relocate
Those embarking on the daunting task of moving can use a bit of help, and not just friends willing to lift heavy furniture and boxes. Planning is the key to a successful move, and you guessed it, there's an app for that. Turns out there are several apps to help make moving easier. We've picked out the best of the bunch, and the best part about these moving apps is they are free. One warning – if you enter your phone number in these apps, expect to receive calls from moving companies offering you estimates.
Developer – OnDemandWorld
This app gives users the choice of saving written or audio notes about, create customized checklists and take photos of items. It includes a planner, template checklists and contact lists. Some users altered the template lists to create their own unique home inventory lists that could be used to help settle insurance claims in the event of a fire or theft.
Developer – Mighty Ants
Moving Day helps users organize their move. It allows you to catalog things as you pack, create barcodes that can later be printed out and attached to boxes and scanned and email reports about what you've packed. Moving Day, which does not require an internet connection to use, is best at helping you create a log of everything you've packed. This comes in handy, not only when you're staring at a bunch of boxes trying to remember what you put inside each one, but also as way to track all your items in the event that something goes missing during the move or gets broken.
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Developer – The Suddath Company
Provides checklist, moving estimates, tips and notifications to selected phone contacts to let them know you've moved. This app helps people prepare for a move by giving you a list of “to do” items eight weeks before the move date. It also provides you with a glossary of moving terminology. It also allows users to track their shipments and offers tips and videos on how to pack.
Developer – World Media Group
This app allows users to read moving company reviews, complete checklists, calculate the weight of household items, determine the distance between two points and request free moving quotes. Users should consider whether they really want quotes because once you enter your number or email into the app you'll be contacted by moving companies. Some reviewers complained that they received too many calls.
Developer – Waze Inc.
If you're planning a long distance DIY move then consider getting this app, which shares real time information from other drivers about traffic conditions, gas prices and sometimes speed traps. Waze also helps people traveling in multiple vehicles stay in touch.