Alex is the founder of 9Kilo Moving, which he started to help people easily find and choose the right moving company to make their move as stress-free and seamless as possible. He has spent over 20 years working in the moving industry, so he knows every aspect of the business and uses his knowledge to write about the industry and give moving advice. More on about us page
Moving a home back in the day was tough, you must remember
your mom maintaining moving checklists in her little diary. Or your dad calling
up his friends and asking for reliable movers. Mobile phones and the Internet
are some of the best inventions man ever made, better put them to the right
use! You spend hours scrolling through social media, blind to the uses of the
handset at your fingertips.
There are dozens of apps that will help you with moving. Neither do you end up making a hundred calls nor do you litter the refrigerator door with sticky notes. Because when you download those moving apps, everything is contained in your mobile screen. So here are some apps to help you with your move in 2022.
CALCULATE MY MOVE
Available For: iOS and Android users
App Store Rating: 3.3
Play Store Rating: 3
If there is one app you should have installed on your mobile
while planning a move, it is this. The MoveAdvisor app is designed specifically
keeping a move in mind. The features, options, and navigation of the app are developed
such that you feel the app developers were moving experts themselves. On
MoveAdvisor, you can save your checklists, inventory, timeline, reminders, and
more. The app acts as a problem solver because it shows you truck rentals,
moving companies, and professional move services around you. All you have to do
is give it location access. The rest follows.
Once you open the installed app, you will be greeted with
four options on your screen:
Home Inventory: When you enter this option, the app lets you
visualize a room, after which you can add the inventory icons the app suggests.
You can add furniture, appliances, etc. easily by dragging and dropping the
icon. The app then studies your inventory and gives you an accurate weight of
the shipment, how many boxes and moving pads you’ll need.
Movers Around You: After entering this option, the app brings
up the names of movers around you. The contact information, reviews, and
ratings are presented in front of you. You can click on one company and
directly ask for a moving quote.
Move Timeline: Once you’re in this menu option, you’ll be asked
for a ZIP code, your destination, and the moving date. The app gets to work
after this and automatically suggests tasks you must do. You can maintain to-do
lists, set reminders, and view everything on calendars.
Get A Moving Quote: This is the homepage option that lets you
land on direct moving quotes. It’s obligation-free, so you can look for as many
quotes as you like and then compare the quotes to find the mover that fits your
needs and budget.
You don’t need a checklist, inventory, or reminders app once
you have MoveAdvisor on your phone. Researching moving companies is important
before you settle for one, but it is time-consuming. MoveAdvisor shows you all
company options with reviews in one place. This makes choosing the perfect
moving company a piece of cake!
Available For: iOS
and Android users
App Store Rating: 4.8
Play Store Rating: 4.2
Look at it as Fiverr, there are freelancers for everything!
But TaskRabbit is for physical labor, you’ll find the labor for everyday tasks.
The only difference is that here they’re called ‘Taskers’, not freelancers.
Apart from assistance for moving, you’ll find people for cleaning, delivery,
and handyman services. The app runs background checks on all taskers, so it’s
pretty safe. TaskRabbit charges you on a per hour basis or per job basis. You
won’t end up spending a lot since there’s no middle man, just you and the
Once you open the app, there will be task options in front
of you. Like cleaning, delivery and shopping, handyman, moving, and lifting.
Amongst them, enter the ‘Moving And Lifting’ option. Assuming you have already
entered your address, the app will show you taskers near you. Every tasker has
a short bio, ratings, and fees. You can see top taskers for the job you enter.
You can choose a same-day appointment or schedule a future time.
Soon, the TaskRabbit app matches you with the right tasker.
After this, you can even start chatting with the tasker or call them regarding
the moving task. Utilize this app feature, ask your tasker if they will be
bringing moving blankets, shoulder dollies, or other moving equipment along.
Unlike moving companies, you don’t have to book taskers in
advance. You’ll find local taskers to do your job on the same day. The app
tells you which taskers come with moving vans of their own. This way you don’t
need to book a separate rental truck. Easy secure payments can be done through
the app and the customer service is responsive. The app is awesome for single
Available For: iOS users
App Store Rating: 3.4
Surely a mastermind app developer was behind Moved. When you
have financial advisors and career counselors for every big decision you make,
why not have a personal assistant that helps you through your move? By that, we
don’t mean a robot named Sally, but a living breathing human. You might think
that there are charges since a real human is involved, but no, you pay only for
services you book. Moved has been featured on Forbes, Techcrunch, BuzzFeed,
etc. Rightfully so, because your assistant covers everything from booking a
mover to buying a mattress for you.
iPhone users can directly install Moved from the App Store.
For Android users, go to the Moved.com website on your browser or desktop. The
app asks you where you need help, you can choose from several options like -
Book Movers, Junk Removal, Update Address, Selling Items, Storage Unit, etc.
Following this, you need to answer a few questions regarding your move like the
location, size of the move. After this, you’ll be connected with a personal
assistant. You don’t have to do a thing now, your assistant/concierge will get
back to you with moving company quotes (depending on the information you had
entered at the start). Just ask your assistant to schedule or book anything and
it will be done!
Moved is your one point of contact with all moving services.
Many reviews praise the concierge the app put them in touch with. The
assistants are very punctual and keep checking on you. They do the research on
your part, talk to professionals, and schedule services. Basically, it’s like
having a person by your side helping you throughout the move.
iOS and Android users
App Store Rating: 3.6
When you’re moving an entire house, it gets tough to keep a
track of all belongings. The Encircle app is designed to have all your
household inventory in one place. Trust us, pen and paper are not sufficient
for maintaining an inventory. You need to keep track and tally your moving
boxes once they reach your new home. Encircle will help you with that.
Apart from just the names of your items, you can upload
photos of your belongings. A feature in the app allows you to upload a picture
of the whole room to keep track of individual items. This saves you time spent
on clicking individual pictures of your tons of belongings. If you go deeper
into the app, you can even use it as an insurance productivity tool.
You just need to sign in with your email address. After
which, you’ll see three options, Encircle Inventory, Encircle Claims and
Encircle Inspection. Choose the Encircle Inventory option from them and go
ahead to choose your property type. Now start adding rooms to your main page.
In every room, upload pictures of their items. The best part is that you can
add the value of each item manually or through a ‘pricing tool’. In the end,
you have the entire list of your household items along with their total value
under the ‘contents value’ head. Awesome, right?
Since Encircle can be opened on the desktop as well, you can
enter values and item names on the computer, keeping your mobile phone free
only to click pictures. You can directly download the PDF of your inventory and
share it with your movers. This gives them a better idea of the size of your
Play Store Rating: 4.6
You obviously won’t be shipping everything to your new home.
All the junk you have accumulated over the years needs to go. But not
everything is meant for a garage sale. You can fetch better prices for your
belongings if you list them on Mercari. Install this app when you’re downsizing
before the move. You can sell anything from that old surfboard to the film
camera you no longer use. You’ll be amazed how much shipping money you save by
eliminating some items and even end up earning some good bucks! You don’t need
to go a long way to sell your stuff. There are no meetups because you ship the
items, it’s that smooth.
Set up your account, the good old first step. Then, upload
pictures of the things you want to sell and update their pricing. This in the
formal language can be called as listing your item. To list, you just have to
click on the orange button that says ‘Sell’. Once you find the buyer, you just
have to choose a shipping option. In some US cities, the app provides home
pickup of the item you just sold. So if you sold your old Christmas tree in the
morning, expect someone at the door in the evening to collect it. Otherwise,
once you sell something, you’ll receive a printable shipping label. Paste that
on your item and drop it off like a pro. You’ll be paid with Instant Pay, now
count that cash and have a lighter move.
Mercari doesn’t charge you for listing items, but only
charges you fees once you sell something. You won’t believe that Mercari takes
only 2.9% of your sale. The fast service once you make a sale is a benefit.
This means that you can be at peace when your moving date comes closer.
App Store Rating: 4.7
Play Store Rating: 4.4
With this app by your side, you won’t be like Phoebe from Friends who doesn’t even have a ‘Pla’.
MagicPlan lets you be in full control of your move. You don’t need to chew the
brains of that interior designer friend now. With MagicPlan, you can visualize
your new home as clear as a sunny day.
The app lets you scan and measure a room, then compile all
rooms to have a whole floor plan. You can envision where your belongings will
go and how they fit in your home. MagicPlan has more than 1,000 items you can
add to your floor plan and move them around like a puzzle. Now, now, this isn’t
a game, though it will seem as fun as one. You can check for items from your
inventory and add the exact same items here. Convenient!
Once inside the app, go to ‘Add New Plan’. In the capture
tool, start capturing photos and scanning the corners of the room. The app is
super user-friendly, it identifies the doors, windows, and measurements with
ease. At every step, you’ll be guided by the app. Explore other tools and try
your hand at creating sketches. MagicPlan comes up with cost estimates if you
want to remodel any part of the house. Extract PDFs of the floor plan and save
them on your devices. To your floor plan, you can add items and move them
around. You can even see everything in 3D! Imagine having your entire house
virtually ready in front of you.
The clarity provided by MagicPlan helps you with setting up
the house. You’ll save a lot of hard work involved in moving heavy things
around the house. Why? Because you won’t be doing permutations and
combinations. You know exactly where a particular item is supposed to go, so
you unpack it right there.
Play Store Rating: 4.1
So you have moved, the furniture is set, the house looks
ravishing, now what? Will you even feel at home without knowing a soul in your
neighborhood? By that, we don’t mean your work buddies. There is no difference
between the first day at school and the first week at your new home. But it can
be less intimidating and more fun with the Nextdoor app. The app lets you
connect with your neighbors, much before you move into your new home. You can
share local news or something as simple as a recommendation for a dog sitter.
Within no time, you’ll be planning events with your neighbors.
You really don’t need a walkthrough of this app. It’s that
simple. See it as a social media app where all the people on your block are
present. Go ahead and explore all the options the app provides. You can view
the neighborhood map and ask for local recommendations. Post something, ask
questions through polls, or check out events updated by others. Navigation is
super simple, you can even operate Nextdoor on your computer. The ‘Real Estate’
and ‘Lost and Found’ menu items can be very helpful, among other useful
features of the Nextdoor app.
Settling in a new home will be easier with this app. As you
settle in, a hundred things demand your attention. There may be a leaking
ceiling you didn’t know about or you have zero knowledge of laundry services in
your neighborhood. Rather than getting lost in the hundreds of ads Google
throws at you when you ask for recommendations in your area, just shoot your
queries on the Nextdoor app!
Can I Use Apps To
Calculate The Cost Of My Move?
Moving cost depends primarily on the distance of move and weight of the shipment. You can use apps like MoveAdvisor and Encircle for this purpose. They give you a thorough idea of your inventory. Once you know the size of your move, you can convey this to the movers. This helps you to land an accurate move estimate. MoveAdvisor helps you compare multiple quotes, based on this, you can calculate the approximate cost of your move.
Should I Print The Moving Plans I Create On The Apps?
Yes. Whatever moving plan you make on the apps, get them printed before the move. Moves are long, they last an entire day or more. You might not find the time to charge your device in the middle of your move. Conserving your mobile battery is important in such scenarios since all contacts are in your cell phone. So it’s better to have physical copies of your moving checklist, tasks, floor plans, etc. This way you won’t use your mobile to refer to their soft copies.
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