Apps to Help With Your Next Move
Setting up a new apartment or house can be a lot of fun but the process of getting there… not so much. Packing up everything you own and moving it to a new place can be such a hassle. Combining the stress of trying to juggle everyday life with the demands of moving can cause a person to want to pull their hair out. But moving doesn’t have to be a nightmare! You can stay organized, learn about your new neighborhood, and even get help packing thanks to these useful apps.
Stay Organized with Sortly
The Sortly app will help keep you organized before, during, and after your move. Use Sortly to make moving checklists, make a record of your valuables for insurance purposes, and create labels. You can even use the app to breakdown your to-do lists by week to help you stay on schedule before your move. Sortly is free and available on iOS devices.
Create a Floor Plan with MagicPlan
If you’re trying to figure out if your current furniture will fit in your new place, or want to decide where things will go when you move in, MagicPlan can help. Take pictures of each room with the MagicPlan app and the app will figure out room dimensions (yes, from the picture). You simply add furniture or other objects to design the layout of each room. MagicPlan can help you figure out if all of your furniture is going to fit in your new place, and where it’ll look best, taking some of the stress out of the the move-in process.
Get Help with TaskRabbit
When moving, it’s common to wish we had a spare set of hands. When there’s too much to do, TaskRabbit can help. For an hourly rate, you can hire someone through TaskRabbit to clean your apartment when you move or hire a handyman to make repairs so you can get your full deposit back. You can even hire someone to pack for you, build your Ikea furniture, or run errands. TaskRabbit is available for both iOS and Android devices.
Find the Best Schools in Your New Area with Great Schools
Moving to a good school district is a priority for many parents. Finding the best schools in your new neighborhood, or picking a new neighborhood based on schools, is easy with the Great Schools app. Great Schools allows you to search schools across the United States and see how schools rate, scored on tests, and read parent reviews.
Find the Right Place to Live with Neighborhood Scout
Location is key when it comes to finding the right place to live. Neighborhood Scout is a neighborhood review site (there’s also an app), where users can search any address or city within the United States to learn about an area’s crime rate, real estate trends, and schools. You can even use the site to build your dream neighborhood and Neighborhood Scout will find real locations to match your criteria.
Make New Friends with Meetup
A big move can take you away from your network of friends and business associates. You can set yourself on the fast track to rebuilding your network by using social apps like Meetup. Meetup allows users to post open invitations to group events, like marathons, business opportunities, book clubs, happy hours, and more. Find an event that interests you and meet-up with like-minded people in your new neighborhood.
Find Things to Do with Yelp
Yelp is best known as a food review site and app, but there are also many reviews for local businesses, attractions, and events. Read other people’s reviews to find out which restaurants, stores, and attractions are worth checking out in your new neighborhood and then decide for yourself!
Apps can be a great tool to help you make sure your next move goes smoothly. Why not make your next move headache free. Download these helpful apps today!
– By Jordan Davis, Contributor @JordanKDavis_