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Helpful Apps During The Moving Process

By Guest Blogger Doug Chapman at www.homedaddys.com. The thought of moving makes most all of us cringe thinking about how much time and effort is going to be put into the process. It is a daunting task, even an inconvenient task, but we have all done it in our lives probably more than once. 

 It doesn’t matter if you are moving into a new house or a new apartment, whether you are single or married with kids, there are going to be hassles involved throughout the duration of the move. However, the iPhone provides movers with a great selection of apps that will help streamline the move so that you are able to accomplish everything you need to during the course of the entire course of moving. 

Here are five of the best apps that will help you from the time you open your garage doors, pack up your storage unit, and move into the house.  Every step of your move:

 Moving List (by New Gravity Ventures)

This app on the iPhone is a no brainer to get and it only costs $2.99. It provides you with a checklist for ideas and suggestions for tasks that are needed when you are ready to move. It covers a variety of things that you must have when you get ready to move, from checklists of hiring a moving company to ways of saving money during the move. It also gives you the best ways to prepare the moving boxes with packing tape and other supplies, and it makes sure to give you a time line of when to get everything ready as well as when to call and get your utilities done.

 Moving To Do List (by Red Box Productions)

If you want a cheaper app (and I mean monetary, not in actual context), this is also a great. It is $1.99 and allows you to create your own checklist for a nearly anything, from selecting what type of move it is, to adding photos and sounds, to choosing from an “extensive catalog” of over 300 tasks to add to your to-do list. The app even allows you to create your own lists if it doesn’t appear in their database. It gives you the opportunity to sort your lists as well as provide you with many reminder alerts so that something doesn’t slip your mind during the hectic time of moving.

 Move Planner

This is another moving checklist app that helps with the pre-move process. It is $1.99 as well and provides much of the same information and opportunities as many other apps. They provide less than the “Moving to Do List” app with only 100 checklist listings, but they also allow you to add your own and sort the tasks by subjects. Additionally much like many other moving apps, this one allows you to sort the tasks by date to make sure you are on top of things and not falling behind on anything. This app isn’t as populated as many of the other ones, but this one definitely is easy to navigate on your iPhone, iPad, or Android, whichever you think is the best tablet.

 My Move

This free app is one of the best moving apps out there in my opinion because it gets to the nuts and bolts of what is really needed to do when you are moving. It provides much of the same checklists that all of the other apps have to do before, during and even after the move. This app allows you to request free quotes from professional moving companies as well as to search for licensed movers in each state. It also gives you the chance to ask questions and see what other people have said about their moves and what the professionals have answered.

 Around Me

This app is great for when you are getting ready for the move, but this is more for figuring out your surroundings rather than helping in the elbow grease portion of the move. This is a free app that recognizes where you are and it finds the nearest businesses, restaurants, banks, gas stations movie theatres – pretty much anything. You can plug in where you are moving to and it will give you all of the information. This app can also be used no matter where you are and it doesn’t have to be before you actually move. It can be used once you move in or even when you are out and about elsewhere. The price is right and the app provides everything you need to know in your surrounding area.

Author:  Doug Chapman is a staff writer for HomeDaddys, a stay at home dad blog.  He specializes in diapers and sippy cups, but is a successful real estate investor on the side. 

 

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#1 By kyle at 4/22/2014 0:02 AM

Thank you so much for this amazing article. We are moving back to our old home from Cambridge. We decide to help grandpa with his work. He is the best farmer in country. My mother and sisters are a little over this matter. I will definitely show this to them. Thank you.
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#2 By StrongMove at 1/20/2015 1:41 PM

Another very helpful app is Gofantastic, which is virtually all in one app for moving, cleaning, etc... You could check it out on the Apple store. It's free, by the way.

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