The Best Apps for Moving
Moving is a huge task to tackle! Luckily, there are tons of great resources to help you move. Apps for moving are great because unlike other resources, you have them with you at all times. Being able to research movers, storage units, mortgage costs, and other resources on your own time anywhere you want is a huge benefit. Below are some of the best moving apps to help your moving day go smoothly.
Unpakt is a great app for choosing moving companies. If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop to find the moving company in your area that’s right for you, try it out.
- Compare moving company prices and reviews
- Create and edit your inventory list on your custom Move Plan
- Review Move Plan details and make adjustments in real-time
- Update Certificate of Insurance information
- Get a “per item” cost breakdown of your entire move
- Contact your move company directly or use their support channel
If you are looking to store your belongings in self-storage during your move, try the Sparefoot app. It’s an easy and fast way to find, compare, and reserve a storage unit. Self-storage is a great resource when staging your home. Many movers also use storage to stay organized during the packing process.
If you want some extra hands while moving and can’t recruit friends or family, try the TaskRabbit app. There’s a massive list of tasks you can hire someone to help you with. The list below includes just some of the moving-related things you can get through TaskRabbit.
- Help with moving
- TV mounting
- Lighting Installation
- Hanging pictures
- Home repairs
- Furniture assembly
- Air conditioner installation
- Baby proofing
- Electrical help
- Carpentry & construction
- Cabinet Installation
- Packing services
- Unpacking services
- Furniture removal
- House cleaning services
MagicPlan is perfect for planning out spacing and renovations in your new home. You simply scan the rooms in your home and the app creates 2D and 3D models. Once every room is scanned, you can create a floor plan of your entire home. The app has over 1,000 objects such as furniture and appliances that you can add to your floor plans to test out layouts and sizing.
Sortly is a digital organizer app. It’s typically used by businesses to keep their inventory organized, but it can also be used to organize your move. Use it to take inventory of your packed boxes so you know where things are and what to unpack first. With the premium account, you can create QR code labels for your boxes and export lists via PDF and DropBox.
Download the NextDoor app and sign up in your new neighborhood to connect with all of your new neighbors. It will help with things like finding a babysitter, hearing about neighborhood events and asking advice for things like local restaurants, healthcare providers, etc. Plus, it’s a great way to get to know the people surrounding you.
Thumbtack is an app that connects you with local businesses. You can find things like moving companies, contractors, and cleaning services in your area. The app gives you free cost estimates and connects you for free. While some apps don’t cover everywhere, Thumbtack is found in all 50 states.
Online Apps for Selling Items
If you’re looking to get rid of clothes, furniture, and other items before you move, there are tons of apps to help you make some extra cash. Each app specializes in something different, so it’s best to read the comprehensive list to get a good idea of which selling apps you’ll need to download.
At least 8 weeks out from your move-in date, download MyMove. This app provides a list of licensed movers in each state, reviews of movers, free quotes, and discounts. They are an official partner of USPS, which means you can submit for mail forwarding. They will also help transfer your voter registration to your new address. Their moving guide will help you make sure you get everything done in the weeks leading up to your move.
Mortgage Calculator Pro
This app helps you calculate monthly mortgage payments for potential homes. It lets you factor in insurance, property tax, and monthly fees. The calculator will help give you a comprehensive look at what your potential mortgage will be in your new home.
The features for Mortgage Calculator Pro include:
- Fixed-rate calculator
- Adjustable-rate calculator
- Home affordability calculator
- Calculate PMI payment and payoff date
- Charts and graphs
- Calculations with extra payments
- Amortization table
- Monthly vs. bi-weekly payment comparison
- Rent vs. buy
- Glossary of mortgage terms
Updater is an app filled with moving resources. They will update your address and set up mail forwarding, updating address with businesses and vendors, driver’s license, and voter registration. In addition to the resources listed below, they provide community resources like child care, school information, and local guides. Not to mention, they partner with national and local businesses to provide exclusive money-saving offers.
Updater provides the following resources:
- Reserve a mover online
- Request moving estimates
- Rent a truck
- Hire moving labor
- Ship your car
- Throw out your junk
- Buying boxes
- Moving checklists
- Box size guides
- Packing lists
- Moving calculator
They help compare and shop for:
- Internet and TV
- Home improvement
- Cleaning services
- Smart home automation
- Home security
You likely won’t need all of these apps for moving, so pick the ones that fit your needs best! We hope these help make your move into your new home as seamless as possible. For more moving tips, sign up for our monthly blog newsletter.