From Searching For Residential Movers To The Move Itself: How Your Smartphone Can Help


How can your smartphone help you to move? Eighty-five percent of Americans own a smartphone, according to the Pew Research Center. If you're one of the many smartphone owners in the US, take a look at how this pocket-sized device can help you to do everything from choosing local residential movers to packing and organizing your belongings.

Search for Movers

Long gone are the days when you needed a desktop computer to search the Internet for moving companies. Instead of sitting at your desk and scouring the web for movers, you can take this search on the road. Use your smartphone to find moving companies in your area while you're on a break from work, waiting to pick up your child from school, or just about anywhere else. 

Check References

Now that you have a list of your potential future moving companies, you're ready to take the next step and narrow down the field. But which company should you choose? Each contractor makes similar claims on their website—and you're not sure which one (if any of your choices) to believe. 

Use your smartphone (and social media sites or apps) to check references or get referrals from real people who live in your area. Instead of anonymous posts that only offer reviews that read, "Good" or "No problems," connect with neighbors or other locals who have actually used each contractor's services. Social media communities and region-based groups can provide a forum to ask questions and get real references.

Buy Packing Materials

You finally found a residential moving company that you can trust. You've met with the contractor, have an estimate, and scheduled a date for the big day. Now what? After you've booked your move, you're ready to start the packing process. While you don't need to pack everything immediately, you do need to plan for this process and buy the materials you'll need.

If you don't have time or the energy to scour stores for boxes, bins, tape, labels, bubble wrap, and everything else that you will need to pack, use your smartphone. Not only can you easily shop from your living room, but you can also use apps to find the best prices or quickly compare several e-tailer's packing supply options.

Organize Your Move

A moving or packing home inventory can help you to organize everything you plan to take from point A to point B. Instead of a lengthy paper list that you could tear or lose, use your smartphone to create an inventory. Choose an inventory or moving app, create a spreadsheet, or design your own digital moving list.

For more information, contact a local residential movers company. 


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Storage Units Are a Wonderful Thing

What do you do when you have belongings you don’t want to get rid of, but have no room for? Store them is what you do! My name is Marcy. I never thought having a storage unit would be something I’d be excited about, but I am. This may sound rather odd, but I actually enjoy puttering around in my storage unit. I like to go look at some of my old books, move things around, rearrange stuff, and even visit the people who work there. I was at a loss when I first made the decision to rent a storage unit for my “overflow” stuff. I didn't know anything about the unit sizes, how to pack things, or how to arrange them in the unit. The storage facility helped me with brochures and advice, they are wonderful. I’m going to share some of the tips I’ve learned with you.