Friday, April 19, 2013
When it's time to move, it can be difficult to take care of all the tasks that need to be accomplished. You have so many things that you have to remember. However, you can make your move simpler by making the most of your mobile devices and downloading applications that will simplify the moving process.
When it comes to figuring out how much you can pack in each box, most people just figure it out through trial and error. However, you don't have to have more than a box or two break open at the bottom to realize that this is a very inefficient method. Move Match, a free application for the Android platform, can help you to determine precisely how much your items weigh. It then puts together a list of recommendations for packing which items in which box. You can also provide this list for professional packers if you choose to use this.
Another essential application for the Android is the Moving Planner. It provides a list of more than 200 different items that most households need along with different tasks that should be completed like preparing your change of address. While it is not free, it costs .99 cents. The application's information can be shared with your other systems, and it is also designed to serve as a comprehensive checklist.
For the iPhone, one of the best applications is the Moving Day app. It has a built in bar code scanner as well as a label making capacity. With this, you can create bar codes for your items, print them off, and then tape them on the box. When you get to your destination, all you have to do is scan the bar code, and you receive a list of all the contents in the box. Not only does this cut down on the amount of time required to unpack, it also makes it easier for people to help you with the unpacking process.
Another application for the iPhone is the Moving Van app. With this, you can record the precise contents of each box along with their current status. This is useful for ensuring that your inventory and items arrive in the same condition that they left in. If they don't, you can then use the application to supplement a report so that you can have a greater likelihood of getting back the full value of your items.
Move Planner is the iPhone version of the Android Moving Planner. Though it costs $2.99 rather than .99 cents, it includes a more comprehensive list of tasks. It also functions on a basic checklist format and is somewhat more detailed. Checklist items, for instance, include things like "ask bank to transfer account information to nearest branch location," as well as "transfer children's school records." You can customize the list and add your own tasks. It can also communicate with other iOS devices and print the lists so that you can have them handy.