Every year, over 40 million people within the US move house, with 80% of these moves occurring between April and October. If you’re planning to move during peak season this year, you should know that the demand for movers and moving services will be high. To help you plan and manage your move, we’ve chosen 10 Top Moving Apps, all of which are free to download and use. Moving, whether you’re relocating to another state or down the block, is a complex undertaking with dozens of parts that all need to line up for the process to go smoothly. Make your life easier with today’s best moving apps. 


1.) Google Keep

Cost: Free

Available through your smartphone and internet browser as an extension

Google Keep is the ideal app for you and your family members to use as you organize your move. Take notes by typing, drawing, or speaking, then add images wherever you like. Collaborate with your family on the same notes to keep everyone on the same page, or email lists to your movers for reference.


2.) MoveAdvisor

Cost: Free; booked services incur charges

Available through your smartphone

MoveAdvisor is a comprehensive moving tool, designed to help you compile inventories, locate the best moving companies, and create a moving timeline all in this one easy-to-use app. 

Our favorite MoveAdvisor tools allow you to:

    • Create and share an inventory for each room
    • Calculate shipping weights
    • Create a moving timeline, complete with reminders
    • Find movers, vet them, obtain quotes, and read reviews before booking
    • Estimate your packing and shipping supply costs
    • Obtain a total moving cost estimate

3.) Moved

Cost: Free; booked services incur chargers

Available through your smartphone and internet browser

If you’ve ever wished for a personal assistant to handle your move for you, then the Moved app is for you. The app will ask what you would like help with, gather a few more details about your move, then assign you a real live assistant who will obtain moving quotes, handle logistics coordination, order your packing supplies, locate storage spaces, and even have your mail forwarded.


4.) Dolly

Cost: Free; booked services incur charges

Available through your smartphone

If you’re moving a short distance or moving a small space, Dolly has you covered. Hire local help, from mini-movers to truck owners, to assist you with your hauling, delivery, and moving tasks. If you already own a truck, you can choose to hire standalone movers, which will reduce your costs.


5.) MagicPlan

Cost: Free, with paid subscription upgrade options

Available through your smartphone

While a few lucky individuals can easily visualize the floorplan of a new space, the rest of us need a little help. That’s where MagicPlan comes in. Use the app to measure rooms, scan them, then use a simple drag-and-drop interface to compile an accurate floor plan. MagicPlan features 1,000+ objects you can use to complete your floor plan, including furniture, plumbing fixtures, lighting, and electrical outlets. Annotate using the draw tool, create fully 3D models, and export your creations to share as JPG, PDF, PNG, DXF, and CSV files.


6.) Unpakt

Cost: Free; services booked incur charges

Available through your smartphone and internet browser

High demand has led to a profusion of moving companies, so it can be difficult to decide which company to choose. Unpakt is designed to help you compare prices across pre-approved reputable movers, contact the company through the app, and share your inventory estimate easily. Stick to your budget while choosing from only trustworthy movers with Unpakt.


7.) Sortly

Cost: Free, with paid subscription upgrade options

Available through your smartphone and internet browser

If you’re going to sort and pack your home yourself, you've got to check out Sortly. Organize, sort, and pack like a pro by taking pictures of your items. The app will help you create a searchable visual inventory, through which you can sort by a range of categories, including location, intended room destination, and price point.  

Using Sortly is free for one user, one customizable field, and as many as 100 inventory items. As one of its premium features, a paid upgrade will let you create unique QR codes to use as scannable box labels.


8.) Handy

Cost: Free; services booked incur charges

Available through your smartphone and internet browser

Once you’ve completed the mind-numbing task of moving, the last thing you want to do is scrub your old space clean. Use Handy to book a cleaning for your old OR new home, hire handyperson services, and even find help packing, moving, unpacking, and setting up your new space. Every Handy contractor is background checked and vetted, ensuring you can hire with confidence.


9.) TaskRabbit

Cost: Free; services booked incur charges

Available through your smartphone and internet browser 

Moving includes dozens of tasks you may want help with. Hire a Tasker to work with you as you organize, pack, unpack, donate, or clean throughout your move. Hire with confidence; Taskers are background-checked and are available to hire hourly or per task, depending on the job.


10.) Updater

Cost: Free*

https://updater.com/

Invite-only app; visit the link above to apply. 

*Updater is 100% free to use if you’ve been invited by a participating Updater partner. All the features listed below are included with no limitations when you claim your free account with a valid invite. 

If there’s one single app that is prepared to help you with every aspect of moving, it’s got to be Updater. While the available services are seemingly endless, these are some of their most popular tools:

  • Create and update shareable moving task and packing lists 
  • Book a mover online
  • Request moving estimates
  • Book a truck rental
  • Hire labor-only movers
  • Forward your mail
  • Transfer your utilities
  • Compare, shop, and establish new utilities and services
  • Update your address for all your accounts and important records
  • Ship your car long distances
  • Toss or donate your unwanted items
  • Choose the right box sizes
  • Purchase moving boxes and other supplies 
  • Compare and choose movers you can trust
  • Use the included moving calculator to estimate and track your costs
  • Hire cleaning services
  • Shop home security systems
  • Hire handyperson services
  • Book pest control services
  • Access written guides to your new area
  • View school zones and school registration instructions
  • View neighborhood events
  • Find childcare
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