7 Essential Apps for Moving

The internet age has brought us many wonders: from global interconnectedness to giving young fan fiction writers an outlet to discuss the personality traits of Loki from the Avengers. There is a lot of good stuff out there, though you may start to doubt this if you look at the million [insert popular character here] surgery games in the play store. We have supercomputers literally stuffed into our pockets on a regular basis and I use it to look up movie references, hoping my friends think I’m cool. The point is to provide knowledge in a convenient way, and Mobile Attic can get behind that. You could be struggling to find resources to help with your current situation; Fortunately, in the vastness of the internet, you stumbled on this blog entry.

Good moving sources are even harder to locate, which is why we’ve compiled a list of favorable apps that will, in addition to the Mobile Attic container, give you the most convenient and hassle-free move of your life. There is only one app on the list that costs anything (and you can get it if you have a dollar to spare), so get that slab of information technology ready for the seven best apps for moving and storage.

Let Go

Before you move things out of your house, you may want to consider decluttering (to reduce the amount of work you must do). Let go is a relatively well-known app that converts your junk into cash. It works like Craigslist, but with less anonymity, with a robust community. The least valuable things in your home could quickly turn into extra money, to put a small dent in moving costs. The app is free to use, and you may stick with it long after you’re moved in.

Sortly

This is the app that many in the moving and storage industry swear by. The app’s design is sleek and simple, allowing you to create a robust visual inventory for all the items in your home. Sort everything into nice categories and attach pictures so that you can stay organized. When your move is done, you can keep the app around as a home inventory tool (in case of damage or theft). This is by far the most useful app on the list when it comes to moving and storage.

MagicPlan

The name may sound like an exaggeration, but once you download the app, it certainly seems like magic. Use augmented reality (with the help of your phone camera) to lay out the boundaries of your room. The app converts this 3D model into a floor plan, allowing you to easily plan furniture arrangements. Memory is imperfect, so you may not know what fits where; this app eliminates this hassle. Simple and easy to use, it has obvious uses in home design, apart from moving.

Moving Checklist Pro

The only app on the list that will cost you anything, but it is well worth it. You don’t want to get into a situation where you forget one or more steps of the moving process. From contacting the utilities provider to remembering boxes in the attic, the app is stocked full of reminders that will ensure your move goes off smoothly. Simple in theory, but extremely valuable.

Bright Nest

If you are familiar with mechanical repair apps, Bright Nest is very similar, but for home solutions and simple renovations. Turn your living area into a place that feels comfortable and convenient. There are articles by the volumes, detailing different steps you could make you a home maintenance master. The app also includes suggestions, where they will recommend projects based on the features within your home. Great for when you first move in and beyond.

Next Door

Social network, but its private and exclusively for your neighborhood. Stay up-to-date about what’s going on in your area. You can use the app to schedule a garage sale, hire a babysitter, or to share safety tips. Next Door is a resource that connects neighbors to neighbors, and it may help get you out of your post-move slump. Connect with people without worrying about the dangers of larger social networks.

Mint

Probably the most all around useful app on the list. Mint connect directly to your bank account and categorizes your spending habits so you can make necessary budget changes. The app itself is easy to use and looks great, holding features that let you track your credit score or bill due dates. Tracking your money this way will help you get your finances back on track after move, but it may lead to more sound, intelligent purchases in the future.

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