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7 Apps To Make Your Moving Day As Painless As Possible

There's no getting around it: moving blows. Even if you’ve lined up movers to do the actual heavy lifting, coordinating every last detail is enough to drive you insane.

Spare yourself the madness and ensure everything goes down without a hitch by snagging these seven awesome apps.

1. Keep yourself organized

The app:Evernote
Consolidate your hard-copy to-do lists, contacts, and inventories with Evernote, where you can drop in ad hoc notes and lists into one centralized place, accessible from anywhere, anytime.

2. Unload your unwanted crap

The app:cPro
Odds are there are at least a few items you won't be bringing with you to the new place. Rather than leaving it all out on the street for scavengers, take a minute to snap pics of everything you don't want, and post 'em on Craigslist. Price everything low and you'll likely end up with at least a few items off your hands and some extra cash in your pocket.

3. Find someone else to do the heavy lifting

The app:TaskRabbit
The incredibly convenient chore-outsourcing app features an entire section of moving-specific services. You can hire willing and able minions to do pretty much everything, including packing/unpacking, loading/unloading, assembling furniture, mounting art or TVs, and deep cleaning. See how happy the woman in this picture is? That could be you.

4. Keep up-to-the-minute tabs on the weather

The app:Dark Sky
Knowing whether or not it's going to downpour the moment you start shuttling your stuff in and out of the moving truck is crucial. Stay up to speed with Dark Sky, which employs state-of-the-art tech to predict if it will rain or snow, down to the minute. Based on your location, it sends alerts whenever precipitation of any kind is about to start. 

5. Order pizza with one touch

The app:Pizza Hut
Once you've sweat through the toughest parts and worked up an appetite, treat yourself to some well-deserved deep dish. You'll have plenty of time to explore your new local eats, but today is a day for the familiar: greasy breadsticks and cheese-stuffed crust.

6. Map out your new space

The app:Homestyler
Rather than spending hours lifting heavy furniture to settle on a solid layout for your new space, see how everything looks with a few finger taps on the Homestyler app. Using uploaded photos, it renders any room in 3D and enables you to drop in a whole catalog of virtual real-life furniture pieces to peep myriad arrangements without getting off the couch.

7. Cheers to a job well done

The app:Minibar
Once you're all loaded into the new place and ready to unpack, it's time to celebrate. Rather than exerting that last ounce of energy, use Minibar to get your favorite wine, liquor, or beer delivered right to your door in under an hour. 


Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor, and convinced that finding a new apartment in New York City is akin to some of the more brutal forms of medieval torture.

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