Saving time is definitely what most people want to do when having to prepare for a move. If you could have all the moving information that you desire at your fingertips and when you need it, it would surely take off a load of stress when moving. So you want to alleviate moving woes? There is actually an app for that. Although most may not be aware, there are apps that have been created to provide all the resources that you would ever need to be able to pull off a successful move. The price for the apps costs no more than $2.99 and most would agree that for that price, one is provided with a wealth of information.
Those who are relocating would have access to moving and money saving tips; there are even tips about ways in which to pack and unpack when moving. Here are a few of the moving apps that are available.
The Moving List is available for both the iPad and the iPhone and is a very effective tool that would help you to get organized as you prepare to move. Serving as a “To Do List”, the user is able to tap into the 95 populate task items which are indeed helpful. These task items remind you about when it is time to get your moving supplies to when to contact the utility companies requesting that they disconnect the services for transfer among other things. There is a timeline in which each task should be accomplished in advance in order to avoid the hassle. For instance the suggested time period for calling your utilities company should be done some 2-3 weeks before moving. These are only suggested timelines; however, the app allows you to customize the list as you see fit. This app retails for $2.99.
The moving van app is another essential app for moving simply because it helps you to document your moving items which could be used as lasting proof of the condition of your household items should there be damage or lost during moving. This app. which is available for the iPhone and iPod can help you with keeping inventory of your items, capture photos of them as well as tagging the boxes with identifiable information that would make locating them so much easier. You can tag your boxes by using either unique numbers or the names of each room in your home. Apart from making it less stressful for you when unpacking your items, the app. is also useful for storing information about those boxes you may have to put in storage.
IMoving is a free app that is available for the iPad, one that not only allows you to make a list of your household items but you can also get the weight of your items and the cubic feet for it as well. This app. is the perfect tool for those who are thinking about self-moving as knowing the weight of your items would assist you in determining the type of van size you should rent for moving. You can also yield moving quotes with this app. saving you the time you would take calling around to shop and compare.
Moving yourself can be really challenging if you don’t have any experience or enough help from friends, that’s why most people choose to hire a moving company. Even if you prefer to do everything yourself, rental truck, moving boxes and supplies, mileage fees all add up at the end of the day. In addition to that, many homebuyers just don’t want to risk injury or damages to their property of furniture.
The moving company is actually is one of the costliest parts of a relocation process. But keep in mind that there are many other expenses involved. However there are always ways to save money, so you can spend a few extra dollars for your new home. Here are some helpful tips that will help you save during your relocation.
Get Rid of Unwanted Items
The first thing you should do is to decide what to take with you and what to leave behind. Usually moves are billed by the weight or by the hour. It just doesn’t make sense to pay for something that will not be used in a new home. And if you can sell your unwanted furniture, that’s even better.
Moving Boxes and Supplies
Moving boxes and packing supplies is another way to cut down on moving expenses. There are many online stores that sell boxes, tape, and paper at the discounted prices. Ask your friends and relatives who have recently moved to use their used boxes. Most moving companies will charge you for moving boxes, but there are some companies that will offer you a certain amount of boxes for free.
Pack It Yourself
Moving companies offer variety of services including packing and unpacking and of course there is an extra charge for these services. This is an ideal service for those people who have busy schedule and do not have time to pack up their own boxes. However, if you’re able to pack your boxes before the moving date it’ll save you a lot. It doesn’t have to be a one day task, you may pack room by room or 2-5 boxes per day.
Find Trustworthy and Reliable Company
The best way to insure that you will not be overcharged by a moving company is to find a company that is reliable and have a good reputation. The best place to start is by recommendations from family and friends who have recently contracted a moving company. In addition, there are many helpful websites that provide reviews from past customers. After getting quotes from companies in your area, make sure to do a research on the net and see what other people say about their experience.
Reserve Movers Ahead of Time
And finally, do not wait till the last minute to book a moving company. You can get stuck with higher prices and fewer choices. Contact moving companies 4-6 weeks prior to your move.