There is no need to tackle a move single handed – your phone can be a huge help too – here are some of the best moving apps available online.
This moving app is basically a collection of lists for every moving task imaginable from finding moving boxes to enlisting friends to help. Each list includes a time range for when you should get it done too so once you set your moving date you’ll get regular reminders to keep you on schedule.
Our favorite feature though? There’s an option to help you decide how to deal with stuff you can’t quite manage to throw out. Shake the phone and the answer will come in true Magic 8-Ball fashion…
A similar app but for Android devices: easily customizable lists for everything moving related. With over 210 home moving related items, there really isn’t much else you’ll need to worry about.
More moving lists here, but this is a great option for anyone with a more complicated move. The Moving Guru App lets you choose for an international move or a government move, prepare a message to let your phone contacts know you’ve moved, and even request an estimate.
This moving app takes it beyond just a bunch of checklists. As you pack, use the app to note what is in each box, take photos of what’s in there, and assign each box a unique name and number. Then when you get to your new location and the boxes start coming off the truck, rather than having to rely on your scribbled notes or unclear lists of contents, you know just where the box needs to go and just what is inside it. Perfect for anyone who has ever thought they were opening their box of essentials and found out they were holding a collection of old high school year books instead…ahem ahem) but for finding everything you need once you’re in your new house. From the best takeout for that first night to the best place to get rid of old moving boxes, this app is a huge help for moving. Now if there were a moving app that could haul the boxes and drive the truck, we’d be out of business! We hope these guys can help in the mean time though making a smoother and easier time out of your move.
What can you do with moving waste after your move?We hate waste! It’s something that we think makes us a better moving company. We don’t waste your time, we don’t waste your money, we don’t waste your moving supplies. But inevitably, moving creates trash. If you move a 4-bedroom house once every ten years, you’re going to have a lot of moving boxes and moving supplies left over afterwards that are just not very useful. So, what can you do with them? Here are some more moving tips – we’ve seen some pretty great ideas over the years, these are some of our favorites… Cardboard furniture: Wondering what to do with your moving boxes? If you have the double-layer corrugated boxes that are stronger and that you may have used for moving heavier items, and you have a flair for design (and a whole lot of creativity), one of the best ways to get rid of moving waste is turning moving boxes into cardboard furniture. Here are some of our favorites:
Cardboard Gardens: If your new house includes a garden, you can use moving boxes as mulch for your plants. The boxes make a barrier against new weeds coming up, and with enough water and soil they decompose over time and add fertility to your garden. Just be sure to take off any tape and glue before you plant them, you don’t want that stuff in your soil:
Bubble Wrap Painting:Moving waste can be more than just moving boxes – there is always the beloved bubble wrap. We confess, when we have a pile of bubble wrap lying around, we’re more likely to spend hours popping it than to turn it into bubble wrap art. But that’s a shame really, because there are some amazing works of moving waste art out there made with bubble wrap. Bubble Wrap Dishes: We’d give it about five minutes into the meal before our wine is dripping all over the table because we couldn’t stop popping our glass…
Recycling and selling old moving supplies:And if you don’t have a garden and you don’t have tons of time on your hands, and you’re not a creative type, you can always just recycle or re-sell your old moving supplies. Boxcycle is a company that connects people selling boxes to people buying boxes. And with a quick Google search with the name of your new county and the words “recycle cardboard” you’ll come up with the local recycling guidelines and regulations. Having the right moving supplies is what makes for a safe, successful move. Disposing of them the right way afterwards is the best way to keep your home orderly, to take care of the planet, and sometimes even to create something beautiful!