Apps Make Moving Less Stressful

Simplifying the moving process.

By on August 26, 2012

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an average of 37.5 million Americans move to a new apartment or house every year. Besides the time spent searching for new homes, anyone who’s relocating also needs to have a plan for packing and decorating their new abode. Save some time (and headaches) by using a few apps designed to make the entire process smoother.

MyNewPlace for renters and Zillow for homebuyers let users search millions of apartments and homes anywhere in the United States, narrowing by price, bedrooms and amenities. Users can explore photo galleries, use advanced mapping capabilities, search nearby listings and store favorite properties to help zero in on the right property.

When the ink is dry on the contracts, new homeowners or renters must get down to the most dreaded part of relocation: packing. It’s easy to lose track of all the things you need to take with you, but Moving Planner, a configurable checklist that comes pre-populated with 210 moving tasks, will ensure that no detail is overlooked.

Finding the right moving company can also be a challenge, but the My Move app provides users with the confidence to choose the right one. The app helps find reliable movers with its extensive database, allowing the user to search companies by state, access reviews and ratings, and get free moving cost estimates, tips and news.  

Once the boxes have been unpacked, new homeowners or renters want to personalize and decorate their space. The latest decorating ideas can be found on apps like My Dream Home, which gives access to hundreds of photos of real interiors, allowing amateur decorators to find something special for their new homes. A useful tool for hanging new artwork and wall decor is Free Level, eliminating the need for a traditional level.

With help from these and other apps, you can have a more organized and efficient move and begin enjoying your new home right away.