Moving may feel chaotic, but thankfully there’s an app for that. In fact, there are several apps out there to help you with every frustrating and time-consuming part of your move. From a mobile-friendly moving checklist and organizer to an app for arranging furniture, here are some of our favorite moving apps to make your life easier during this time of transition:
The App to Keep Your Move Organized
Sortly makes keeping your move organized easier than you could ever imagine. For starters, this ingenious app comes with a moving checklist, so your moving to-dos are always at your fingertips. Additionally, Sortly makes it easy to take pictures and create an inventory everything you are moving, so it’s easier to keep track of all the moving parts. The coolest part about Sortly is that the app enables you to create QR labels for your moving boxes so you can scan the code to see exactly what’s inside each one. Plus, the basic version of the app is free!
The Best App for Finding an NYC Apartment
We all know that finding an affordable apartment in NYC can be a real challenge, so if you’re moving but still haven’t found your new digs, let Zumper help! Unlike other popular real estate apps, such as Zillow or Trulia, Zumper is designed solely with renters in mind. Though Zumper has an inventory of over one million rental listings, you can easily set-up real-time alerts that will notify you of listings that meet your search criteria. Zumper also expedites the application process for many properties by allowing users to fill out a single rental application and Experian credit check. Zumper is also popular in other major metro areas including Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, DC, and Los Angeles.
The App That Lets You Arrange Furniture
When you do a walk-through of your new apartment, take a few minutes to snap some pictures using the MagicPlan app. This app pieces together your pics to create a floor plan without having to bust out your pencil and measuring tape. MagicPlan even accounts for doors and windows, so you know exactly how much open wall space you have in each room.
Once you have your floor plan mapped out with MagicPlan, you can enter your room dimensions in Amikasa and start decorating. Amikasa lets you play around with design with a wide assortment of drag and drop furniture, so you can figure out the perfect way to arrange your living room or bedroom. You can even add a splash of color with wall paint or swap out the flooring. Finally, do a virtual walkthrough of your space to make sure it feels like home. Now when the moving truck shows up, you’ll have a map for exactly where all your furniture should be placed.
App for Hands-Off Cleaning
One of the biggest chores of the moving process is cleaning out your old apartment to get your coveted deposit money back. Amid the moving chaos, it’s difficult to find the time to vacuum, scrub, and dust every square inch of your apartment, so why not call in the professionals? The Handy app is like the Uber of cleaning services, pairing users with cleaning professionals who can get the job done. All Handy pros are background-checked and insured, and many areas have next day availability, which is great if you need last minute help. Now instead of stressing about getting your old apartment clean, you can focus your efforts on transitioning to your new home.
Neighborhood App for Getting Settled
If your move takes you to another neighborhood, it may take some time for you to get acquainted. To ease the transition and help you meet new people, download the Nextdoor app. Featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and several other publications, this popular app allows neighborhoods to have their own private social network where members can share what’s going on. In New York City alone, there are 288 neighborhoods using the app to connect members. The Nextdoor app allows neighbors to announce neighborhood events, share info on new restaurant and shop openings, or even get help finding a babysitter. It’s a great way to find out more about your new neighbors and make new friends that are close enough to walk to happy hour with.