Are you intimidated by the complicated process of moving? Luckily, smartphones are here to make your life easier. From basic, everyday apps to those designed specifically for people on the move, don’t hesitate to explore some great smartphone apps to help you move:
The Specialist Apps
While “moving apps” isn’t even a catchphrase in the app world, there are some that are designed for this one purpose. A select number particularly resonates with this important task.
International moving company Suddath has apps available for iPhone and BlackBerry – Suddath’s Moving Guru. With integrated quote requests, tips for selecting a mover, and other tips and videos, this may be a worthwhile (free) app to aid in the moving process.
Another free app that specializes in moving is the My Move iPhone app. From moving quotes, reviews, and much more, it is designed to be a full solution to the task of moving. You can select a top-rated mover in your area or peruse the many included tips in the app.
A final app in this section is found in the gray area, in terms of being a specialist. Moving List, priced at $2.99, is an app on iTunes that comes with 95 pre-populated to-do lists. From getting a moving service and your new address to anything else that you haven’t thought of, this app simplifies the task of considering every angle of your move.
They are all separated by time as well, helping you distinguish between things to do on move day and those you need to do to prepare.
Everyday Apps to the Rescue
Who needs a specialist app to move? Alright, perhaps you do, but you can certainly utilize apps that are already on your mobile device. Who knows – maybe you’ll find one that you can’t live without.
Consider some of the following suggestions as to areas you can explore. We’ll stick to general categories instead of becoming entrenched in the which-is-the-better-app discussion:
- Task Managers: While the most recent app may fulfill this need, you may already have a system that works. Feel free to make a new category in your go-to task manager for your move.
- Music: This may be the best part of the move. From satellite radio to other innovative music apps, there is a lot of variety here. It could make the time fly by as you travel to your new home.
- Alarm: Do you have to wake up early to sell some items, or to meet the movers? This is one app that you can keep and use every day.
- Notes: Organizing your thoughts, such as items to pack/store together, can be important during the process. A note-taking app can do the trick, especially ones with voice dictation.
How will you manage your next move? With plenty of apps, the answer could be at your fingertips.
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