5 Ways Apps Can Help With Moving

Posted on: 22 January 2015

Moving has been pretty standard for many decades. After packing everything up, a household moving company will bring it to your new home or apartment where the process of unpacking begins. The old tradition of packing is filled with many pitfalls or annoyances that can easily be removed with modern technology.

Downloading and using a variety of apps can enhance the way you move, make things easier, and keep everything completely organized. Use the following five tips to find all types of apps and apply them to your moving process.

Panoramic Shots

Taking panoramic shots of your old house has two advantages. The first is that 3D imaging software will give you the ability to capture your home and remember it forever. The second is that the shots can help you match decorations and designs that you enjoyed in the old house. This is especially true for photo walls and furniture alignment.

Many phones have the app built-in to photo features while more advanced apps can be downloaded.

Insider Tip: When setting up the panoramic shot, it's best to attach your smartphone or tablet to a tripod. This will help create a level panoramic shot with smooth transitions.

Travel Apps

Many times people are moving to a new area where not much is known. The whole move can go a lot smoother if you choose to install a collection of travel apps on your phone. Moving may require multiple trips, so specialty mapping apps can help track down the fastest route to your destination.

An app featuring traffic alerts can help you avoid traffic jams or long delays. This is especially helpful if you're working with a moving crew that charges by the hour.

Insider Tip: Gas station apps can show you current gas prices in the new area you're living in. This will help you save the most money on gas while moving items back and forth.

Packing List

It's so easy to become confused among the clutter, boxes, and piles of stuff that you have to pack. Digital packing list apps enhance the traditional handwritten list with updated features.

Priority markers allow you to send items to be packed up to the top of the list. This will ensure that you do not leave anything behind. Reminders can be set for items and pictures can be attached to specific items on a list. For example, if you do not want to forget where your favorite salt and pepper shakers are packed, you can easily attach an image of the box you packed them in.

Insider Tip: The lists can be sent to multiple family members so items can easily be added and changed as needed.

Children & Moving

For a child, moving to a new home can be overwhelming. This is where the apps come in. Along with all the apps mentioned above, children can explore the new area they are moving to using a map exploration app. With street views and satellite images, the maps will allow the child to explore and find all types of places to check out in the area.

Insider Tip: Packing can be hectic. Adding a few new game apps to a phone can help keep a child busy while movers are getting items in and out of the home.

Swapping Apps

Moving into new homes often requires downsizing or purchasing new items. All of this can be found with swapping apps. Whether you're looking to get rid of an old couch or trying to find a gently used one, the apps feature a variety of ways to connect with residents and find the items you want.

Listings are constantly changing on swapping apps. It includes items like furniture, electronics, and appliances.

Insider Tip: Look for curb alerts where a bundle of items are available in front of someone's house and free for the taking!

The important part of using apps is finding the ones that will help you with your move instead of becoming a huge distraction.