If you’re looking for ways to move faster, it’s time to start thinking about technology. Over the last few years, technology has emerged to help us do just about everything. It’s revolutionized the way we shop, the way we communicate, and even the way we date! Now, it’s begun to make its way into the moving industry, as well. Today, people searching for ways to streamline and improve their moves are seeking for digital moving checklists, online tools, and the best moving app to help them get the job done.
Here’s what you need to know about how technology can kickstart your move.
Why Technology: The best things about technology are these: technology is always accessible, and it helps us stay organized. If you’ve ever used the list-making and note-taking app Evernote to scan and upload documents, or asked Alexa to remind you of anything, you know exactly what we mean.
When you’re moving, you have enough physical items to keep track of. The last thing you need to worry about is a thick binder full of receipts or quotes, or a checklist you keep losing. Fortunately, technology doesn’t require any of that. Simple tools, like online checklists and moving apps, offer all the functionality without any of the frustration.
Finding the Best Moving App
There are millions of moving apps out there, but which one is right for you? Here are a few tips to help you find your perfect fit:
- Read Reviews. Most apps have reviews somewhere online. As people use an app, they head to the internet to tell other current or potential users what they thought of it. Even if you’ve never used the app before, you can learn a lot from other people by reading these reviews. Before you commit to anything, be sure to do your research and find some quality reviews.
- Give it a Trial. Some of the best moving apps are paid. Before you hand over your credit card information, though, be sure the app does what you want it to do. Most programs offer a free trial period that allows users to test the app before they purchase it. Take full advantage of these.
- Evaluate Features. Read about an app before you install it on your phone. You’ll find that knowing exactly which features the app does and doesn’t offer can be helpful during your decision-making process.
How to Use Technology as You Move
Now that you’ve found the best moving app for you, how do you use it? Here are a few smart tips:
1. Keep Yourself Organized
Lots of moving apps offer digital moving checklists designed to keep you organized throughout your move. Use these to their full potential. Be sure to input everything from important duties (packing the moving truck) to smaller to-dos, like cleaning the closet in the guest room. Not only will you stay organized, but you’ll enjoy less stress throughout.
2. Estimate Your Move
Did you know the best moving app out there offers an in-home estimator? Designed to allow you to estimate your move before it begins, Colonial Van Lines’ In-Home Estimator Moving App is one of the best tools to have in your moving quiver. Simply upload photo and video directly to the app, and a moving professional will get back to you with a customized quote. Not only does this eliminate the need for an in-home estimator, but it ensures you’re getting professional, accurate moving quotes, right from the comfort of your sofa. The app is available for both iOS and Android.
3. Take a Digital Inventory
Sure, you’re moving, but what exactly are you moving? The Colonial Van Lines app allows you to take a digital inventory of your items. This ensures you don’t leave anything behind and helps you make a plan to get it all to your new home.
4. Access Resources
Not sure who to call about this or that? Check out your moving app for additional support. Most of the best moving apps on the web today offer a “resources” or “support” feature, which can put you in touch with skilled moving professionals or experts in a matter of minutes. Turn to it whenever you need a bit of professional guidance.
Moving With Technology Makes the Process Easier
As you plan your next move, add technology to the mix. Having the best moving app on your phone simplifies the moving process, and helps you handle the unexpected. What’s more, it may save you money in the long run. Because an app like Colonial Van Lines’ In-Home Estimator eliminates the need for an actual person, it makes moving more affordable.
To learn more about our innovative new app, or to speak with our team about your moving needs, contact Colonial Van Lines today.