When you’re thinking about moving to a new home, the first thought on your mind is finding a reliable moving company to transport your belongings. While this is certainly important, it’s not always enough to make a move less stressful, especially during the packing process. However, if you have a smartphone, there are a few great apps that can help make your move more pleasant. Here are a few of the best apps to download to save you time, stress, and money during the move.
When you’re packing up the house, you’ll come across a lot of items that you no longer want to keep. While you could donate them or give them to a friend, why not try to make a few dollars instead? Letgo allows you to post items for sale through the app and makes it easy for people in your area to find your listing. If they’re interested, they’ll contact you through the app. There, you’ll be able to discuss price, find a place to meet for sale, and get rid of your items without going to the hassle of hosting a full garage sale.
When you’re moving to a new area, it can be difficult to get your bearings. While paper maps are useful, they’re not practical when you’re on the road, especially if you’re driving on your own. Instead, consider using a free GPS and wayfinding app like Google Maps. You’ll be able to program in your destination and starting address. The app will then generate the fastest route and can even give you audible directions as you drive! You won’t have to struggle with reading a map or printed directions while behind the wheel.
If you’re like most people, the thought of cooking a meal the night before or after your move is the least appealing idea in the world. Save yourself the trouble by ordering food for delivery. Grubhub will let you choose between multiple local restaurants and pick a delicious meal without forcing you to leave your house. Best of all, delivery is fast, and you’ll even be able to track the driver’s progress in the app as they go.
Once you get to your new home, you’ll need to decide where to put your furniture. Ordinarily, this takes time and lots of trial and error, but MagicPlan takes a lot of the guesswork out of the process. Snap a few pictures of the room in your new house, and the app will create a floorplan based on the images, giving you a 3D rendering of the space. From there, you’ll be able to see where your sofa will work best or which wall is the perfect location for your desk without having to move furniture from one room to another needlessly.
Wondering how else to make your long-distance or local move less stressful? Contact us today to schedule a free moving estimate. Our experienced team will take care of all the heavy lifting so you can focus on enjoying your new home.