Moving house can be a stressful time, but luckily technology can help to make everything easier. There are many apps on offer that can help you to keep on top of everything, such as planning your move, tracking your belongings, and settling into your new home.
If you’re wondering how to be organised when moving home, below are some of the best apps to support you during your move.
Britannia Movers App
The Britannia Movers app has been designed by us to enhance our customers’ moving experience. As one of the leading removal companies in the UK, we saw exactly what was needed in a handy one-stop app to support people who are moving.
Our app lets you find and contact your local Britannia branch, so you can start organising your move and keep track of the process throughout. It also gives you instant access to many of our useful guides and resources so you can make sure you’re prepared for moving day.
The Britannia Movers app also offers an online video survey. This allows us to conduct our usual pre-move survey online, saving you time and negating the need for someone to visit your home, if this is your preferred option.
Google Keep is a free tool that allows you to take notes, make checklists, and log audio, photo, and videos, all in one place. You sign in with your Google account, meaning you can access Keep on your phone and computer, with everything instantly syncing across devices.
You can also invite other users to collaborate on notes and lists, so other members of your household can add items or check them off as you go through the moving process.
Google Keep can be handy for making a moving house checklist, so you always know what needs to be done and what has already been sorted for your move. It can also be beneficial for making an inventory list and keeping track of your moving boxes, so unpacking in your new home and finding what you need will be a breeze.
The TOSS app is vital if you’re looking to declutter before your move. Here, TOSS stands for Time, Organisation, Simplicity, and Serenity. The app breaks down decluttering a home into simple daily tasks, making it easy to clear your home of unwanted items.
The app also lets you see how many items you have decluttered, so you can track as you go through. You can put in your own tasks or the app can suggest some popular decluttering solutions for you.
The Sortly app is a tool that’s often used by businesses to track their stock, but it can be extremely helpful as a home inventory app for moving too. It can also be useful as a way of keeping track of your belongings for your home and contents insurance.
The app allows you to input your various belongings, along with photos, the value, the quantity, and their location. You can also input serial numbers, which can be helpful for high-value items or tech products that have a warranty attached.
With Sortly, you can upload your belongings before your move and then check everything has arrived in your new home, updating the locations as required.
You may already have Google Maps on your phone, but there are various ways it can be useful when you’re moving. It can help you plan the route to your new home and give you an idea of what the traffic will be like at certain times, for example, if you plan to travel at rush hour or around the end of a school day, when traffic will be increased.
Google Maps can also help you find various facilities in your new area. You can use the search function to find businesses local to your new home, such as the nearest supermarket, gym, eateries, and petrol station. It can also show you local footpaths and open green spaces, to help you explore when you move to your new home.
This is another app you’ll likely already have, but it can be a real advantage when you’re moving. Before the move, you can use it to sell items that you don’t want to take with you. You’ll often have a local online marketplace where you can sell items to local people who may be able to stop by to pick them up, saving you on postage.
There are also often local groups where you can give unwanted items away for free, saving you the trouble of having to transport unwanted items somewhere or letting good quality items go to waste.
Facebook can also be great when you move into your new home. You could look for a local group that you can join which encompasses your new town or the new area. These groups can be a great way of keeping updated with news and events, as well as any potential issues such as planned roadworks or lost and found items.
Britannia Movers International provides efficient and reliable removals services to make your move stress-free. We can help with every step of the move, from providing professional packing materials to expertly packing your belongings, and even offering safe and secure storage for your belongings, if needed. Find your nearest removals office or request a Home Removal Quote.