5 apps to ensure a stress-free move

Moving can be stressful for any homebuyer. Finding an affordable moving service isn’t always easy. You may need to find a subtenant to take over your current lease. Packing is a chore and a half. Your big screen TV and spacious sectional couch will look great in the new living room, but lugging them out of your old place can be a sweat-stained struggle.

Fortunately, technology can make your move a breeze. Here are five apps that provide solutions to these moving-day hassles.


Unpakt is an aggregation app that compares rates among moving companies. Enter your moving date, location and the items you’re transferring. Unpakt will find the best rates available from a slew of movers. This app also gives each company a rating—so you know which options deliver great service and a great price.


Moved is on a mission to take the stress out of moving. This app connects you with a personal assistant who takes care of everything. Just communicate your needs and the location of your new residence, and Moved will take it from there. The app sends you text messages to keep you updated every step of the way.


Dolly is like Uber for moving out. While Unpakt aggregates prices from moving companies, Dolly connects you with certified movers straight from the app. You can also book a vehicle if you’d prefer. Before you book, check out the handy moving cost estimator to help you plan. Dolly currently operates in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego and Seattle.


Once you’ve found your movers, the next step is keeping everything organized. Thankfully, there’s Sortly. Sortly lets you snap photos of your stuff and classify them into folders. You can then create labels connected to QR codes so you can track boxes or single items. You’ll never have to tear through boxes to find your fine china ever again!


Life is full of surprises. An opportunity to close on your dream home could emerge when you least expect it. But what if you’re stuck in a current lease when it’s time to buy? That’s where Flip comes in. This app makes it easier for tenants to find a subtenant in a pinch. After creating a listing, Flip sends a notice to the landlord and vets prospective candidates. It will then make a recommendation on whether the subtenant is the right fit.

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