There is so much more to a stress-free home move than finding the perfect removal firm. Sure, a great firm will ensure that your move is punctual and that your valuables reach your new home safely, but the lion’s share of moving tasks still lie with you. This is where apps come in. You can never be too organized when it comes to moving home and apps help you keep on time and on budget without splurging on high-end concierge-style removal services. Here are the three ultimate organization Android apps to help make your move as smooth as possible.
1. CalenGoo Syncs Your Phone With You Google Calendar
The hardest things about moving home is that everyone needs to know what everyone else is doing. Sometimes removal firms can save the day if your closing dates don’t match by offering free managed storage but more often it’s down to you to coordinate the movers, the sellers and your realtor come the big day. The success of a move relies on you notifying your bank, utility companies and the like about your upcoming change of address and then getting your new home connected with local utility companies. Google Calendar is still the best free way to set up collaborative schedules so that the removal firm and other parties such as your realtor and family members can make entries. CalenGoo lets you access this on the move so you can see what is coming up and get pop-up reminders even while you are moving home.
2. Dropbox Is Still The Ultimate Cloud Filing System
If you haven’t started using Dropbox yet, you probably don’t realize how powerful it is. It’s perfect for keeping on top of the hectic schedule of a home move. You simply store files on the web and share them with others as you see fit, like a virtual filing cabinet. Of all the similar apps, Dropbox still has the most intuitive, uncluttered interface and the highest probability that those you want to share files with will already be familiar with it. Dropbox works along similar lines to how you box up your possessions and label the boxes during a move. You start with the items you rarely use such as your winter skis and keep the items you need daily until last. Dropbox keeps the files you need most often prominently displayed to make them easier to find and share. You can share scans of important letters, faxes, receipts and other legal documents with your family, realtor or removal firm as you see fit.
3. Doit.im Lets You Follow The Principles Of Getting Things Done®
David Allen’s Getting Things Done® or GTD has proved phenomenally popular on Apple devices by breaking down even the most daunting tasks into achievable, bite-size chunks. You can now follow the same five stages of Collect, Process, Organize, Review, Pick tasks and Do on your Android device to make your home move far more organized. Doit.im is a free Android app that helps you manage your tasks anywhere, anytime and in whatever manner you like. This is great for helping you structure the little steps in your move such as when to pack certain items by, when to cancel utilities by and when certain milestones should have been reached such as booking removal firms or storage facilities.