We’ve long known that mobile apps go hand-in-hand with people on the move, but did you know that apps now go one step further and actually helping people move? If you are planning to relocate anytime soon, it’s time to learn about the myriad of mobile apps that can help you organize your move and guide you in the relocation process.
With corporate relocation on the rise, hundreds of employees are relocating worldwide each month, seeking new career opportunities, higher salaries, and improved lifestyles. Others move to escape harsh winters, to downsize once the kids are grown up and gone, to learn a foreign language, to experience a new culture, or to retire on secluded island somewhere halfway around the world. Whether your reasons for moving are corporate or private, there is one thing all people planning to relocate have in common: The need to prepare for and plan a major long distance move.
Fortunately, in the digital age, technology has an answer and solution for everything – including moving! Relocation apps are hot ticket items these days, helping with everything from packing, organizing, labeling, hiring movers, notifying utility companies, shipping, and more. Most importantly, relocation apps make the process of moving easier than ever before, allowing you to enjoy a smooth, stress-free, and successful moving-away experience.
So what are some of the best apps for moving? Pull out your smartphone, iPhone, iPad, iOS, BlackBerry, or other Android device and take note!
My Move: When it comes to moving, this free app will help you every step of the way – from rating and reviewing moving companies to providing a checklist of steps to follow, an inventory of what to pack, a
calculator to determine the weight of your cargo and the distance of your move, and access to expert moving and shipping tips. My Move is available for iPhone, Android smartphones, and the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.
Moving List: Featuring comprehensive to-do lists with 95 pre-programmed moving tasks and a timeline telling you what to do when during the relocation process (including how far in advance to hire movers, get boxes, organize your belongings, ship your furniture, notify utility companies, tell your friends and family that you’re moving, and more), this app for iPhone and iPod Touch is one tool you won’t want to leave home without!
Moving Planner: Looking for the checklist of all checklists? You’ll find it in Moving Planner, an app boasting over 200 preloaded checklists covering everything you’ll ever need in the moving process. You can also create and add your own checklists, schedule reminder alerts, send change-of-address cards to friends and family,share your list with others involved in the move, and more. For a mere $2.00, you can rest assured that all your ducks are in a row, that you won’t miss any deadlines, and that you won’t leave anything important behind.
Moving Guru: As its name implies, the free moving “guru” provides you with an A-Z glossary of moving terminology, expert packing tips and videos, extensive checklists, automated calendar reminders, helps you seect a moving company, track your shipment, and more. One feature of note is the “We’ve Moved” tool, which allows you to pre-select a list of contacts who will automatically be notified of your move and receive a message with your new address.
Moving Van: Thanks to this innovative app, you can now use your iPhone to snap a picture of the content of your moving boxes, add a descriptive label, and enjoy a complete inventory of your boxes (with pictures)
at your fingertips. Unpacking is never easy, but with Moving Van, finding what you need when you need it is no longer a problem.
Moving Day: To track what you’ve packed, create moving labels electronically, print important documents and records, and safely save and share your moving to-do lists and checklists, this free app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and make moving a breeze.
Einat Mazafi is the owner of NY International Shipping, an International Shipping and moving company based in New York. She is also a specialist in providing the best relocation solutions to clients worldwide.