It seems like there’s an app for everything these days, so why shouldn’t there be one for moving? While most moving companies themselves don’t have an app, there are a lot of apps out there that can help with your moving process.
Our 5 Favourite Apps for Moving
From planning for a move, to packing, to home design, to maintenance after you move in, our five favourite moving apps will help keep you organized from move start to finish and beyond. Check them out here:
Sortly: Inventory Management App
Sortly is a great app for moving because it allows you to keep all of your belongings organized and accounted for. You can create an inventory of your things by taking photos of everything and grouping them together. We suggest grouping them by room, but you can do it by item type or any other category you want.
Two Small Men Tip: We suggest using the Sortly app to help with downsizing. Take pictures of all your items and then group them into Keep, Sell, Donate categories.
Wunderlist: Task Management App
If you’re the kind of person who likes keeping an organized calendar of tasks, then Wunderlist is the app for you. This app will let you create lists with due dates and reminders – which you can assign to other people who also have the app. It’s able to integrate with a number of other apps, like your calendars.
Two Small Men tip: If you’re moving with a whole family, use the app to assign tasks to each of your family members. Put someone in charge of booking the moving company, someone of making the moving day essentials kit, someone of cancelling or moving the internet service and more.
Evernote: Task/Note Organization App
Moving can be a complex process. If you’re trying to remember all of the specifics about what’s happening when and where and how can be difficult. With the Evernote app, you can capture, organize, and share notes from anywhere.
Notes can include links, checklists, tables, attachments, and audio recordings. Even handwritten notes are searchable, meaning you can keep all the information about movers, realtors, services, and more organized.
Two Small Men tip: Share your notes with others to keep everyone on the same page. It’s great that you have notes about what your moving company needs you to do on moving day, but it’s better if your whole family has them.
MagicPlan: Home Planning App
This is one of our favourite apps for moving because it’s so useful and fun at the same time. MagicPlan allows you to use your phone camera to take measurements and photos of the rooms your new home and use them to create detailed floor plans. You can place furniture and see how everything will fit.
Even if you don’t have access to your new home to take the live footage, if you know measurements you can enter them manually and still use the app for furniture layout purposes.
Two Small Men tip: Use the MagicPlan app in conjunction with Sortly to see if you can place all of your current belongings logically into your new home. If you can’t, it might be time to move some things to the Sell and Donate piles. You can get MagicPlan on iOS and Android.
BrightNest: Home Improvement App
There’s an app for after you move in too. BrightNest has all the information you need to get settled into your new home and beyond. With everything from decorating tips, to how-to guides to home maintenance, to money-saving hacks, this moving app has something for everyone. Plus, you can set goals for your home and answer questions to get customized advice and information on your specific wants and needs.
Two Small Men tip: Read through some the “inspection” based information in the Handy section before you move. This will be useful for checking over both your new and old home for any issues.