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There’s an App for That: 4 Moving Hacks to Make Your Move Go Smoothly

Posted on November 14, 2017

Technology can be an immense help when it comes to a last-minute move, but hiring a moving company to assist with the physical work is also important.

Technology can be an immense help when it comes to a last-minute move, but hiring a moving company to assist with the physical work is also important.

Let’s face it. Moving can be a hair-pulling, heart-palpitating time in your life, especially when it’s a last-minute move. If you only have a month to scrounge, sort, wrap, pack, lift, drive and then unpack and start all over again, there’s no need to go it alone. Here we offer you some moving hacks to make your last minute move go that much easier:


Get organized

In our big and bright technical world, there is an app for just about everything, even to help you when moving last minute. Many of them are free to use and are available to download on your smartphone for extra convenience.

Here are a few apps to help you get your move in order:

  • Evernote – Organize pictures of your new home, get design ideas, and declutter your life with Post-it style reminders.
  • Wunderlist – Plan the days ahead with a customized to-do list that you can share with others.
  • MyMove – Helps you find a reliable moving company, make a moving checklist, and keeps up with your moving progress.
  • iMoving – Whether your move is local or long distance, you can make inventory lists and can book and manage your move.


Let TimeBrokers haggle for you 

If you need help evaluating or negotiating your cable, Internet, landline or cell service at your current or soon-to-be new location, TimeBrokers can help you. A Canadian online service, TimeBrokers deals directly with your service provider to lower your rates. Not only does their service save you time, it saves you money!


Google your new neighbourhood before hiring household movers

A search engine such as Google is a great way to get information on your new neighbourhood. Need to find out what housing prices are, what kind of taxes you’ll pay, what the crime rate is like, what amenities are nearby, as well as information on transportation, schools, climate and weather? It’s all at your fingertips with a quick search. Google Maps is also a good resource to give you both a street view and satellite image of your new neighbourhood and home, so you can get to know your area before you move.


Hire last minute movers to pack and move for you

If you’re still working and only have pockets within the week in which to pack for your move, you may want to seek professional help. That is, you can hire professional packers and movers who will arrive at your home before your moving date to pack everything – from your family china and prized record collection to your sundries and socks. Movers use special packing materials to wrap your precious goods, and then place them in the appropriate boxes, so that everything is safe and snug.


For more helpful information, read our blog: Strong to the Core, There’s More to Last Minute Movers Than Just Muscle.


Whether it’s a local, long distance or last-minute move, Bekins Kelowna Moving and Storage can help you get on your way. We are the moving company Kelowna trusts and also offer moving services throughout the southern BC Interior, including our fully certified Kamloops movers.