The excitement of buying a new home can be overshadowed by the stresses of moving. The logistics of packing your belongings, planning where your things will go in each room, and ensuring you work with reputable movers can all feel a little overwhelming. But technology has helped to make the process much smoother. Here are five applications you can download today to ease the moving process and to help you put your mind back on the excitement of your new home!
When you enter the details of your move into this app, it will put together a list of moving companies available for you based on your date, your location, and what you are planning to move. You will also get real-time pricing backed by a price guarantee, rather than just estimates. Unpakt allows for you to book your mover through the app with your credit card and all movers are pre-screened. Unpakt is free for download in the App Store and on Google Play.
If you are not able to take everything with you to your new home, MakeSpace will allow you to book an appointment for their team of movers to take your items to storage. When you are ready to retrieve your stored items, you can schedule a delivery through the app and the team will return with your things. The MakeSpace team will supply bubblewrap and storage bins at no cost. You will receive a photo inventory of all of your stored pieces, allowing for you to request specific items later. Storage plans start at $69 per month and the app is free to download on the App Store and on Google Play.
This app allows you to measure walls, furniture, doors, fixtures, and much more after a quick walkthrough calibration. The measurements can be displayed in inches or centimeters and you can also take snap photos of the measurements for easy future reference. Gone are the days of trying to figure out if your sofa will fit against that wall or if your dresser drawers will have enough room to open. You can download Flying Ruler for $1.99 in the App Store.
If you need help moving or hauling items but you don’t need a moving company, Dolly is the app for you. This handy app matches you with vetted and insured pick-up truck owners to help with hauling items from furniture to trash. You can even request a labor-only mover that will provide you with a helping hand to move things around your home. Dolly allows for you to book same-day in the app once you receive a quote and agree to the price. You can download Dolly for free in both the App Store and Google Play.
This app is a dream to use. For those that want to visualize what their things will look like in their new space, Amikasa allows you to create room layouts, place furniture and décor inside, and take a virtual tour to get a feel for the space. You can even share the rooms on social media for feedback. Amikasa is a Webby-award winning app that is $0.99 for download on both iOS and Android devices.