A Closer Look At The Best Apps For Moving
A few years ago, we did a post on Using Your Smartphone To Help You Move. All of the apps we discussed are still useful today but let’s face it, new technologies are emerging every day. And we decided it was time to update you on the latest and best moving apps available in 2017.
And just like with all of our other moving tips, we here at Jake’s Moving and Storage are here to make moving as easy as possible for you. Whether you are moving local or long distance, you need residential or commercial movers, you want help packing and unpacking, or you are looking for local storage solutions, you can count on us as your top local movers in Maryland, DC and Virginia.
Now let’s get down to business as we reveal our favorite moving apps that will make your next move a whole lot easier (in no particular order).
The Future Is Now – The 5 Best Moving Apps You Need To Know About For Your Next Move
# 1. Find Subletters With Flip
You just got offered your dream job but you need to relocate immediately. You found a new place but you need to get out of your lease at your current home. Last minute moving is stressful enough without having to worry about what to do with your old place.
So, try this:
Flip is a great app that allows you to list your space and find subletters. This moving app will even perform credit checks recommend subletters that are more suited for your space. Your landlord will also be notified through the app so you are protected.
# 2. Get Sorted With Sortly
Getting organized for your move has never been easier thanks to Sortly. This moving app is perfect if you are moving in together for the first time and need an easy way to keep track of your stuff.
How the app works:
With this awesome moving app, you can catalog and sort everything you own. You simply take a photo and store the images in the app. You can also make custom labels for your boxes with scannable QR codes. So, you never have to guess what is in your moving boxes ever again.
# 3. Get Paid AND Clear Out Your Clutter With Letgo
When it comes to enjoying your new home faster, getting rid of clutter is key. But don’t forget, one person’s junk is another’s treasure. So, if you want to earn some extra money, get rid of your old items you don’t want to move with, and pick up some new items all at the same time, then Letgo is the moving app for you.
Buy and sell clothes, furniture, tech gear and more with this Craigslist-style app.
Letgo for iOS
Letgo for Android
# 4. Make New Friends With Meetup
Whether you are single and moving to a new city on your own, or you are relocating your whole family, meeting new people is hard.
With that in mind:
When you move to a new area, the easiest way to meet new people with similar interests and hobbies is with Meetup. This app is not for romance, everyone using the app is looking to find new friends who share common interests with no dating pressure.
# 5. Avoid The Headache Of Changing Your Address With Updater
We talk a lot about organizational tips to make moving easier. We have even provided a handy guide for moving lingo. But it’s important not to forget about the potential hassles related to changing your address, setting up your internet and cable and so on.
Updater makes it so simple update all of your important information when you move. All you have to do is sign up for a free account and enter your old address, your new address, and the accounts you need to update. This genius app for moving will then give you a list of all the utilities in your new area, plus a list of everyone that will need to be made aware of your move (credit card companies for example).
What happens next:
Simply enter the accounts that you want to notify of your move and Updater does all the hard work for you, notifying every account on your behalf. This moving app also gives you the option to easily cancel old services and set up new ones.
Basically, if we had to pick one of these apps as our favorite app for moving, Updater would probably take the top prize.
To sum up:
Moving doesn’t have to be so stressful thanks to new technologies. With this top 5 apps for moving, we guarantee your next move will a lot less stressful!
Be sure to contact us for all of your moving and storage needs and check out our blog for more life-changing moving tips from the experts.
Bonus tip: Find out what the top 5 most common moving mistakes are so that you can avoid them!