Moving Interstate? Here Are the Best Moving Apps

Jayde Ferguson

Buying or renting a new house can be stressful.  Add an interstate move into the equation and your mind may become a jumbled mess with information overload and no real direction.

An interstate move requires several important steps from finding your new place, planning the move and settling into the new surroundings.

Luckily, there are a range of apps available to help manage your move. Here’s a list of our favourites to help make your next move a breeze.

How to Find Your New Home

Looking for a new place to live can be stressful. With endless places to browse both online and in real estate offices, the search can often cause a lot of confusion.  Here are some of Australia’s most informative and user friendly apps to help keep your mind focused on the big decisions ahead.

1.     Domain

A favourite among many Australians, the Domain app includes lists of houses to buy or rent as well as information to educate and inform. The user-friendly interface will likely keep you scrolling through the houses on offer all afternoon. Make Domain one of the first apps you download in your search for your new home.

2.     Real

Being Australia’s No.1 property site makes this app a must in the search for your perfect place. The app provides a range of search options to make sure you only get a list of preferred houses. You can also search for popular areas or find houses that many other users have been looking for, providing a better understanding of the current market.

Moving Is Complicated! Luckily, it Doesn’t Have to Be

Managing your house move doesn’t need to be as complicated as you think. With the use of a few helpful and user-friendly apps, managing your move can be easy.

1.     My Mortgage Kit

This app is the perfect tool to ensure your finances are kept in check during your move. With so much happening, finances are one factor that can make or break the success of your move. This app will help keep your budget updated and track all the extra costs you might have otherwise forgotten about.

2.     Moving House

Moving House is a simple, user-friendly tool you can use to ensure you are ticking all the boxes when managing your move to a new location. Input tasks week-to-week to manage completion times. This app will ensure no stone gets left unturned in the smooth transition to your new home.

3.     Moving Van

Packing and unpacking your belongings can be a long and messy task. Luckily with the app Moving Van, you can make an inventory of your house contents as well as take photos of your packing boxes and give them a unique identifier to make unpacking more efficient.

One key tip to help manage your house move is to make sure you have all of your house items packed and ready before the packing containers and movers arrive. This will make for a quick and easy uplift of your belongings.

The Must Have Apps for Settling into Your New Surroundings

Once you’ve moved, the next step is to find out what is around your new area. Here’s a list of must have apps to help you find the best locations, events, restaurants and sights around your new home.

1.     Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor is the perfect tool for when you first arrive at your new location.  Not just an app to search for hotels and flights, it also includes an extensive list of restaurants and things to do. The app has an extremely user-friendly interface and is packed with useful information. Use the handy reviews and star rating system to find the best places to eat and visit soon after settling down into your new place.

2.     Houzz

Houzz is packed with a range of interior design ideas. After downloading the app, you will be in awe of the ideas that come to mind after flicking through the pictures. Within the app is the ability to choose which themes or styles you prefer and it will also show you designs from other Houzz users. Get ready to waste a serious amount of time browsing through this one!

3.     Around Me

All the information you’ll need to locate essentials (and non-essentials) around your new place is within this app. Whether you are searching for an ATM, the local bar, the closest hospital or just want to know the weather in your area, Around Me has the information to make settling into your new surroundings a breeze.

Managing your house move can be complicated, but a little research and organisation with these practical apps will have you resettled with minimal moving stress.

Author Bio

This article is written by Alex Hamilton, on behalf of Budget Self Pack Containers – Australia’s top interstate shipping container removalist with shipping container solutions to help with managing your move to your new house. You can catch Alex on Google+.