After the long winter, we're finally making the switch – and the timing couldn't be any better! Gone are the frigid temperatures that would stop us in our tracks the instant we leave the front door for work, now, replaced by slightly milder temperatures that are undeniably more pleasant. Seeing that spring is in full effect, there are probably many people taking the time to move from one household to another
, since you know, it's a lot more forgiving than doing it during the winter or summer time.
Needless to say, moving itself is a timely and calculated
event that requires a ton of pre-planning so you're not left scurrying at the last moment to get things done. Well folks, we're getting down and dirty with a few apps that we feel does justice for the big occasion – with minimal hassle too, of course. Sure, you can always do it the old fashion by simply getting a piece of paper and jotting down a to-do list, but these modern day apps can do so much more to help you out.
From to-do list apps to others like mapping out a truck route for your move, we've got you covered from the moment before you start packing, all the way to the point when you're finally moved in and well established in your fancy schmancy new household. So before thinking about putting your prized possessions in boxes, be sure to remember these apps for future moves.
Best iPhone apps you'll need for moving
Best iPhone apps you'll need for moving
Even before you exert some serious effort in lifting boxes and furniture, the first thing you'll need to do is to secure a new place. So enter Trulia for iOS, which is a popular real estate app that'll help you land that new pad you've always dreamed about. Providing specific details such as location, your desired budget, and property type, Trulia will deliver results that will fit your every desire for your new place. Seriously, it eliminates the need to look through hundred of ads in the paper looking for the right one. And yes folks, the app is free!
Alright, so now that you've signed the papers and circled an anticipated date, the next step is to start thinking about the pre-planning when it comes to the big move. With the iOS app, Moveline: Moving Made Simple, it's a pretty intriguing app that provides a service in giving you a quote with packing your belongings. In fact, all you need to do is provide a room-by-room video tour of each room you'll need to pack, and then it'll do the work to find the best deals for your upcoming move. Yes, the app is free, but of course, you'll need to fork over the cash for the recommendations you end up selecting.
Now comes the most intense part about the big move, the actual packing of your belongings. Naturally, you'll need to pick up several boxes, but the whole process can sometimes end up being confusing. Fortunately, there's Moving Day to keep all you stuff in check. For starters, the app's presentation adheres to the entire moving process, as it employs a very cardboard box look to its styling. It's essentially a nifty organizational app, and as usual, it's free to download.
Everything is packed and ready to be shipped to the destination. However, before you start driving off in that U-Haul truck or another kind of moving vehicle, you'll need to make sure the route you're taking is truck friendly – just so that you don't accidentally skim the top of an overpass because the truck's height is a smidgen higher. Relying on the Trucker Tools app, it'll provide you the correct turn-by-turn directions that are truck friendly. Even better, the app can also find nearby truck stops, fuel optimized routes, and weigh scales. Come to think about it, the app is pretty versatile – and free too!
Now you're probably wondering why the Craigslist Mobile app is on this list, but when you think about it, the app is great for selling your old stuff – and even finding some banging bargains on some other things you might need. Whether it's an appliance of some kind you're looking to pick up, or merely using it to sell some of your old possessions, the Craigslist Mobile app will no doubt keep you on your toes before and after the move. Now only is the app free, but you might end up snagging something for free as well under the “Free Stuff” category.