The process of moving has been giving people headaches for just about as long as the idea of relocation has been around. Between packing and organizing followed by the actual move and inevitable unpacking — well, it’s no wonder more people don’t have a complete meltdown. But just as modern technology can make many aspects of daily life easier, so too can it help with moving from one home to another. In fact, there are many mobile apps that can do just that.
As the old saying goes, there is a mobile app for just about everything. But looking for apps in Android’s library that are geared towards helping with a move will yield few results. The thing to do is look for apps in other categories that would be perfect for the average moving job. The good news is there are many of these apps, and here are just a few.
Moving Planner — $0.99
This is one of the good Android options designed specifically to help with moving. This configurable moving planner by Jimbl provides the user with everything he or she needs to plan that big move. The app features to-do lists and a library of over 210 common household items the user can select to input into said lists. Moving Planner also allows the user to import/export to-do lists as well as email and share with anyone.
TapeRuler – free
One of the biggest jobs of any move has to go with getting furniture out of the old home and into the new one. And, unfortunately, scuffs and scrapes occur that can damage both the home and furniture. A tape-measure app, such as TapeRuler, allows the user to get ironclad data regarding the dimensions of the furniture before he or she moves it through a narrow doorway. This particular app is easy to operate in that all the user needs to do is place his or her smartphone over the object in question and move it from one end to the other.
Bubble Level – free
A simple, straightforward bubble level. That is all this app simulates. And it does so accurately enough that users should have no problem making sure all those pictures and paintings are hung evenly throughout their new home.
Evernote – free
Those who want a variety of ways to remember all the little details pertinent to moving day would do well to install Evernote. This popular app allows the user to create to-do lists, record voice reminders and take photos.
Google Maps – free
No mover worth their salt performs his or her duties without a good map of the area. And with Google Maps, there’s no need for any other paper or digital map option. This 3-D app offers voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation as well as live traffic updates.
By outfitting an Android device with the above options, those looking at a hectic and protracted move can increase efficiency and take some of the burden off. More than that, they can ensure that every item in question gets from point A to point B without being lost and in as short a time as possible.
About the author: Jason Winslow is a professional blogger that enjoys providing business with logistics advice. He writes for The Freight Dude, a leading freight shipping company.