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Best Free iPad Apps for Moving Day

Apr 21st 2015 at 9:20 PM

There are few things more stressful than getting a home or apartment ready for the big move. Sure, hiring reputable moving services, such as Allied Movers, is a must, but you’ll want to ensure everything is properly packed, labeled and organized before the big transition takes place. In years past, a clipboard and pen was about the only organizational help most folks had.These days, thanks to the mobile boom, we’ve got the iPad. To this end, here are some of the best apps designed for this tablet’s particular screen and geared toward helping individuals and families ready for moving day. And the best part is that each of these apps is of the free variety.

MoveTools

 

This app, by State Farm, aims to provide folks with a comprehensive moving aide all dressed up in a visually stunning package. And it succeeds. As far as pre-planning is concerned,MoveTools offers over 30 tasks the user can tick off each week as he or she gets closer to the big move. It also comes with a virtual packing feature that allows for easy finger swiping across the interface to organize furniture and belongings. Of course, users can also make and print labels right from the app in order to mark any and all boxes, and an inventory feature allows for easy search and location of all items.

 

My Move

 

My Move is another all-in-one moving helper chock full of handy features. It comes with the obligatory moving checklist as well as a moving planner, notepad and vehicle shipping estimates. There’s even a calculator that tallies up the weight of household goods and computes moving distance. But the most distinct feature the app offers is moving company comparisons, reviews and customer testimonials, which allow the user to find the top-rated movers quickly and easily.

 

Moving Day

 

This app has been around for a while, but it’s still a good option for those who want to keep track of their stuff during the big move. Moreover, it puts a premium on value tracking. The app comes with a built-in label maker and barcode scanner, which allows users to keep tabs on anything that turns up missing or damaged as the move is being completed. It also has photo and damage-report features, which makes it easier to file insurance claims.

Home Move Pro

 

This app is the perfect organizer for those with a big move looming. It provides checklists for everything from preparation and readiness to change-of-address and packing info. The smooth interface lays everything out in list form, which makes even keeping track of the tasks a painless process. And, of course, it comes with a notepad, which allows for even more jotting down of particulars.

 

By utilizing one or more of these iPhone apps, folks can eliminate most of the stress and confusion that comes with moving day. And the best part is that most of the options on this list should remain viable despite the new apps and technological advancesthat are always looming on the horizon.

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