In today’s world, if you can think of it, there’s more than likely an app for it. Our mobile devices are created with incredible technology that can bring tools and information to our fingertips almost instantaneously. Whether you use apps for cooking, time keeping, calculating or shopping, there are apps out there for virtually every aspect of one’s life.
However, to do so would be to go beyond the scope of this blog article. We have identified a few apps that can help you on your moving day! Please be advised that not every app listed is available on both Android and iOS platforms, but don’t worry, they all have desktop applications or websites affiliated with them, so they can be accessed on any PC, Mac, tablet or laptop.
Think of Boxmeup as those awesome X-Ray specs that you could order from comic books way back when. The Android only app builds virtual containers for you, allowing you to mirror the contents of a particular real world box. It will then form that list into a QR code, which you can print out and place on the real world box. By scanning the QR code with your phone, you can quickly see what is in the box without having to open it!
While it may be a website only application, Olioboard is worth checking out. Think of Olioboard as a virtual decorator for your home. Room by room, you can design the layout of your home with real furniture (by way of full 2D or 3D models) before every buying a thing.
The site also features direct links to online retailers so you can buy your furniture, should you so choose. This is a very easy to use tool to help you set up your home before your possessions are delivered post move.
What if I told you, there was a personal concierge for your home? Well, it exists and its name is Redbeacon. The nifty app for both Android and iOS takes your zip code information and a specific service request (for example, a plumber) and within 24 hours it will return results for quotes (when possible) and product recommendations from the professionals. By contrast, Redbeacon also provides guided advice if you choose to do things yourself!
Walkscore is particularly useful in those instances where you’ve decided which city you want to love in but haven’t quite nailed down your living situation. The Android and iOS app allows you to search a specific city, neighborhood or address and it will turn up housing prices and available rentals.
Additionally, Walkscore returns results for entertainment, dining and shopping in the selected area as well; it even estimates transit times based on your method of transportation, whether it is walking, driving, biking or public transportation.
While there may not be a Wheaton Worldwide app, we do have a website where you can find all sorts of moving information and resources. Request an in-home estimate!