The Best Moving Apps for Your Upcoming Relocation

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From swapping over your WiFi to working out which box you packed your toothbrush in, moving can be stressful. Luckily, there are plenty of apps to help you through the process. Some of the best moving apps can help you stay on top of tasks from start to finish. Others can assist with finding the best companies that are in the business of packing, unpacking, moving, cleaning—you name it. There are also plenty of buying and selling apps that can help you get rid of what you don’t want, as well as browse for new furniture and decor. Read on to discover Optimum’s recommendations for the nine best moving apps to help make your next relocation hassle-free.

Planning and Organization Apps

1. MoveAdvisor

The MoveAdvisor app has four key offerings to help you stay on top of your relocation: a home inventory, a moving planner, a moving timeline, and an Uber-style booking feature. The home inventory allows you to create a checklist for items in each room, which you can drag and drop into virtual rooms. You can also email this inventory to others so that everyone involved with your move knows where your possessions are stored. The moving planner saves time by enabling you to find and contact reputable movers nearby. MoveAdvisor also has an interactive moving timeline, where you can set reminders and stay on top of important deadlines. Finally, there is a feature within the app that allows you to easily book vehicles for help moving furniture and other household items. MoveAdvisor also partners with the RideShipper app, which helps find auto-transport companies for your move.

Cost: Free

Available platforms: iOS, Android, and Amazon tablets

2. Sortly

Sortly is a simple inventory app that allows you to plan and organize your move comprehensively. If you’re interested in keeping your move super-organized, this is one of the best moving apps. You can save a list of household items, categorize them by room, and even create a complete visual inventory. The app is great for moving furniture as it provides in-depth reports about the status, value, and condition of your possessions in transit. Sortly also allows you to label your boxes with unique QR codes, which can help you quickly and efficiently track what items are in each box. Sortly comes with a monthly subscription fee, although you can test out its benefits with a 14-day free trial.

Cost: $25-$59/month. Free trial available.

Available platforms: iOS and Android

3. Todoist

The Todoist app allows you to stay on top of task management in a simple and user-friendly way. We know that moving can be a stressful job. It’s not just packing boxes but also so many smaller jobs that can slip your mind, like changing your home address in your billing details or transferring utility bills. Luckily, Todoist can help you stay organized. You can quickly add specific tasks to your virtual to-do list and set priority levels to determine what to focus on first. You can also share your list or delegate tasks to others via the app to create a transparent process. Further, there are several personalization options on Todoist to help create a task management tool that works for you. The offerings within the app vary depending on the membership option you choose.

Cost: Free version available. Pro: $4/month, Business: $6/month

Available platforms: iOS and Android

Moving Assistance Apps

1. TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit is an app that helps you to find trustworthy service providers (referred to as “taskers”) based on your needs. For instance, if you’re looking for a furniture moving company, this app can help you find suitable, local taskers within minutes. You can choose the right tasker based on reviews, pricing, and schedule information, all stored in the app. Taskrabbit also enables you to chat with these taskers and make secure payments for the service provided. Popular tasks for moving include packing, junk removal, and appliance removal. If your property needs some TLC, you can also consider hiring a tasker for other services like gardening or home repairs.

Cost: Free

Available platforms: iOS and Android

2. Dolly

Dolly is your go-to app if you need someone to do the heavy lifting. It can help you find helpers to relocate your entire home or just handle the hefty stuff. Dolly works a lot like TaskRabbit; you similarly can search, review reviews, and book your helper at your convenience. You can also choose whether you want a truck, a helper, or both to assist with your move. But Dolly’s offerings don’t stop there. You can also use it for junk removal or if you want to donate items to charity. This app also has an on-demand store delivery feature, which often works out as a cheaper alternative to traditional home delivery options.

Cost: Free

Available platforms: iOS and Android

3. Handy

Handy is a service finder app specializing in finding handymen and home-cleaning offerings across North America. Whether you’re looking for someone to mount your TV or need an electrician to fix some lights, Handy is great for helping to make sure everything at your new property is as you like it. It’s also an app for moving furniture. Plus, if you’re in the market for new decor, Handy has an in-app shop for new home furnishings, with professional installation included. Moreover, all the professionals on Handy have experience, background checks, and insurance to give you peace of mind. The app also has 24/7 customer service to help make your experience as seamless as possible.

Cost: Free

Available platforms: iOS and Android

Buying and Selling Apps

1. Facebook Marketplace

You’ve likely heard of Facebook Marketplace—but if you haven’t, it’s a simple buying and selling platform run by Facebook. You can easily upload items you no longer want for your friends or others nearby to purchase. And you can browse items other people are selling if you’re in need of some second-hand items for your new home. Sometimes items are even listed for free, which is excellent if you want to furnish your new property on a budget.

Cost: Free

Available platforms: iOS, Android & Desktop

2. OfferUp

Do you want to get rid of a lot of stuff before moving? OfferUp is a great tool to sell things in your local area and profit from your unwanted items. Like Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp is a marketplace app where you can quickly put items up for sale. The secure in-app messaging feature facilitates communication between individual sellers and buyers, so you can coordinate and ask questions. You can also create your own personal profile and build a reputation within the online community. Moreover, if there’s anything you need to purchase, there are thousands of new listings every day, including furniture, clothes, and electronics. OfferUp is the perfect sustainable option for furnishing your new property.

Cost: Free

Available platforms: iOS, Android & Desktop

If you’re looking for more inspiration and advice before moving, check out Optimum’s guides to buying a new home, the best smart home apps, and where to watch the best home improvement shows.

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