Everyone knows that moving is a hassle because it tends not to go as smoothly as you plan. However, there are some third-party apps you can use to make your moving process a little easier.
If you can only choose one app to help you move, it must be Avvinue. When you first download the app, it will show you a short questionnaire. You will tell the app where you want to move, when you want to move, how many people you want to move, whether you have pets, and some other details.
Once the app has all your information, it will automatically put together a list of things it thinks you need to do. Of course, this is an automatic process, so you may need to edit some content or delete some items completely. But for the most part, it does a very good job of estimating to-dos.
You can also book certain moving services directly through Avvinue, like pet transport and shipping services. If you get a quote or book through Avvinue, you can always look back at the Requests tab to see Quotes and Orders.
Download: Avvinue for Android | iOS (Free)
2. Moving Boxes
Moving Boxes is ideal if you want a dedicated app to keep track of all your belongings after you’ve packed them. With an app like this, you’ll never wonder where the pizza cutter is or your favorite book. You’ll be able to search through the app for that item, and it’ll tell you exactly which box number it’s in.
You can sort everything into rooms, keep track of numbered boxes, or both. When you’re entering items into a box, you can type everything out separated by commas, and the app will automatically give each item its own line. You can also snap a quick picture of the box for convenience.
Download: Moving Boxes for Android | iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)
3. Google Keep
Although you can keep track of moving boxes through Google Keep as well, this app is better for a generalized moving to-do list. Since Google Keep syncs up between multiple Google accounts if you add a collaborator, you can share the list with your partner so you can both keep track of what’s left to do.
You can keep your note as a traditional empty document, or you can add handy checkboxes to keep up with the massive amounts of stuff to do while you’re moving. Once you check an item off, it’ll automatically go down to the bottom of the list where you can still see it, but know it’s done.
Keep is perfect for a whole range of tasks, including dealing with your smart home products when you move.
Download: Google Keep for Android | iOS (Free)
This type of app won’t be for everyone, but if you’re building your own home or you’re just really curious to see how well your current furniture will fit into your new place, check out the magicplan app. You can completely replicate your floor plan in this app, with intricate details like ceiling height.
While this app is certainly handy for anyone renovating a home, it’s also incredibly useful for people moving into a new home. If you have a way of estimating the floor plan of the place you’re thinking of moving to, it’s a great way to make sure all of your furniture will fit before you get there so you know which items you might have to sell.
Download: magicplan for Android | iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)
5. Shyft Moving
The Shyft Moving app is a handy way to get a moving estimate without having someone actually come to your home. You can do absolutely everything right from your phone.
When you download the app, you’ll need to fill out some basic information. Then, you’ll see a screen that says “You’re set!” and you’re free to set up your video call with a Move Consultant. Your place doesn’t have to be clean before the call; the Move Consultant just needs to be able to take inventory of the furniture and an approximate the number of boxes you have.
Download: Shyft Moving for Android | iOS (Free)
There’s no better time to go through all of your stuff when you’re moving. OfferUp is a great way to get rid of the items you no longer use and make money while you’re at it.
You can sell larger items, like furniture or big electronics, locally. Or, if you have smaller items that you don’t mind shipping, you can sell them to anyone around the country.
Download: OfferUp for Android | iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)
Although Google Maps has accumulated quite a few reviews for businesses over the years, Yelp is the original app of its kind. When you’re in the process of packing up your stuff in your current city, you already know where all the good eats are. But when you’re in a new city, Yelp can help you find your new favorite eateries.
While takeout is incredibly useful during a stressful move, it’s not the only way Yelp can be of assistance. Through Yelp, you can also do a quick search for movers or unpackers to find reputable companies to help with your move.
Download: Yelp for Android | iOS (Free)
Sometimes, whether it’s for work or to be closer to your family. With these apps, moving should be a little easier for you.