The process of moving from one place to another has come a long way, especially in recent years. There’s an app for just about everything you might need to make a move more manageable, but it’s a matter of knowing what to use that can get overwhelming. The goal is to make a move easier, not harder, so here are some suggestions on the tech you can use to make your move simpler.
Suggestions for the Use of Technology to Make Your Move Easier
People have become accustomed to using the internet for everything from finding entertainment to helping them learn new things. But are you aware that you can use the internet to help make moving easier? Interestingly, you can use the internet to find moving trucks, and car shipping quotes online if you need to ship your car to your new home.
The internet is huge and there’s so much you can find online by using your computer or devices to help you move. In fact, you can even use the internet to find your new home without having to leave the comfort of your current home.
Another important technology tool that you can use to help you move more efficiently is your smartphone. You can use apps on your smartphone to help you move to your next home by using a variety of different apps.
• Service apps.
There are so many different service apps to choose from these days for everything from shipping your car to getting help assembling your furniture. While there are national apps, there are some apps that focus on local services to help you to settle into your new home.
However, if you want to use a different app that is local, look at TaskRabbit. This free app connects you to local people who do odd jobs to earn extra money. This app is an excellent platform for connecting to local taskers because the company conducts a background check on each person on their platform. Payments are also handled via the app, so it’s a pretty hands-off approach for you.
If you’re moving with pets or children, there are apps to help you find sitting services, too. Rover is excellent for assisting in finding the perfect pet sitter. With reviews and star ratings, you can see real people with honest feedback to make a decision. Care.com is another fantastic site with an app that has been around for a while. You’ll be able to find sitters for kids with reviews from others in the area.
• Resale apps.
Before you move, you must declutter because you don’t want to take all of your excess stuff to the new place. To help you get rid of stuff, check out different resale apps. Today’s tech-savvy consumer prefers dealing with apps compared to garage sales. So, if you want to make some money as you pack, use the apps.
Suggested apps include Letgo, OfferUp, and ThredUp. Letgo is a free app available on both iOS and Android platforms to sell your things locally. OfferUp, also a free app available on the same platforms, is a great app to sell or purchase larger items like furniture. If you realize you have a ton of clothes to sell, check out ThredUp to help you sell excess clothes from your closet.
• Neighborhood apps.
Moving to a new place is challenging when you don’t know anyone, so if you get involved in your new area virtually, the transition is easier. You can go with an app like Facebook for local city or neighborhood groups. Alternatively, you can use apps like Nextdoor to get in touch with your new neighbors before you get there.
Building a social safety net helps you move because you can also use the people there as resources for information. They’ll be able to tell you the best utility rates and internet options, along with what can be expected in the area. Knowing what lies ahead is a big deal for some people, so find the groups, join them, and ask questions.
• Organizational apps.
When you’re looking at a significant move, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Thankfully, various apps can help you stay organized and on top of things. If you want to work with an actual person, consider using Move Advisor. You’ll be connected to someone that will keep you accountable for what needs to be done to make your move happen.
Another fantastic app for organizing is Sortly. Available on iOS and Android, Sortly helps you organize everything from what is in each box to a timeline for everything you need to do. This app breaks everything down for you so you don’t have to do it yourself.
Packing up is only half the battle. The other half is unpacking and planning what to do after you arrive. MagicPlan, on iOS and Android, is a free app with an optional subscription fee to help you plan out your layout before you arrive.
Apps and the internet help make your move simpler.
Until robots pack up and move your home’s contents for you, you’re stuck doing it yourself or hiring people to do it for you. Today’s tech takes care of some of the headaches that go along with moving, thanks to the various apps available on both iOS and Android platforms.
So, get out there and sell some stuff, get to know your neighbors, find companies to help you, and organize your new home by using apps to make your move simpler. If you have any questions or suggestions, we always love to hear from you in the comments below. Also below are links to more fantastic articles about ALL things DESIGN for your home or business.
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