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Top 6 Best Moving Apps in 2023

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
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With ChatGPT making headlines (even though it is not an app) it is amazing to see the growth of technology with the aim of helping out humans. Certainly when it comes to a fairly overwhelming and most times daunting task: Moving. Moving apps are here to aid in your moving processes. Such as actual moving apps, project management apps and even housing apps etc. Let’s hop on in to check out the best moving apps in 2023, in no particular order. And, some of these moving apps have more of the human touch (from the apps side) involved.

Google Keep

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If you are someone who loves to be organized then you may want to check out Google Keep. It is a free-to-download app on iOS and Android. It can help you stay organized by syncing up with multiple of your Google accounts. Therefore, if you are moving with someone then they can also be part of the process. Furthermore, you can share your inventory list with them as they can theirs with you. This is all done so that you are all on the same virtual page. While also staying on top of what is still left to be done.

The app can work in two ways:

  • You can keep notes on an empty document
  • You can add check boxes

The latter would be more beneficial since it is easier to manage as well as keep track of. Plus, when you check a box then that particular item goes to the bottom of the list. You can still see it and know that it is completed. You do not have to scroll down to check what you have to do next. Saving you a bit of time which is needed during a moving process.

Facebook Marketplace

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One of the best ways to prepare for a move is by selling items that you do not plan to move with. This is twofold:

  • It saves you money since fewer items can mean less to pay for the move
  • While also putting money into your pocket since… well, you are selling an item

You can use this money to buy an upgrade for your new home, bypassing the traveling cost. One of the best apps that have become a go-to for selling items; or even for buying second-hand items is Facebook Marketplace.

All you do is list the items you want to sell and see if your Facebook buddies are willing to buy them. Or you can try your luck with locals but make sure to stay safe. Plus, you can also use the app to see what you can buy. Furthermore, the Facebook Marketplace is already on the Facebook app that is free on iOS and Android. You may already have it without you even noticing it. Check it out to sell your stuff and buy possibly wonderful second-hand items. The app is free; the items will cost.

On an aside, if you are in the market for brand-new items or services you can check out Shyft’s Marketplace. Here you get new physical items delivered directly to your new home. And, everything on this marketplace comes with a discount.


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While we have mentioned services, you can also Dolly. It is a moving app that is free on iOS and Android. How the moving app works is that it helps you hire a driver who does in-store pick-ups for your new items such as a sofa, fringe, etc. Furthermore, you can hire someone through this moving app to move your entire home as well.


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Another free-to-download housing and moving app that works for both iOS and Android devices and one that made a few Best moving apps in 2022 and this year, 2023, is TaskRabbit. This moving app matches you with freelance workers who can do the smaller to bigger jobs for you. This can be from moving your lawn or putting together your furniture to bigger things such as moving your items from one home to another.

Furthermore, it connects you to freelancers that are in your area for quick and easy access. It is easy to use, where all you need to do is to describe what task you want to be done, request a bit, and wait for your safe and reliable freelancer through TaskRabbit to come to help you out. It is a housing app that is designed with the goal of making your tasks list shorter by giving you more time to do other more important tasks. And, it is a great way to give freelancers work.


A man holding up a print of a new floor plan trying to figure out where to place his furniture

Visualizing where your current or future furniture will go in your new home is not an easy task for a lot of people. Certainly, those that have to take into account space, and measurements. This is where magicplan comes into play. This app allows you to make a copy of your new floor plan so that you can see how your current furniture will fit in your new space.

The app takes into account a lot of the elements of the new space such as its size as well as the ceiling height. This moving lets you plan out where your furniture goes while also seeing if it can even fit. It can help you decide what to keep and what to sell. Furthermore, magicplan is free for Android and iOS devices but it does have in-app purchases.

Shyft Next

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Part of the moving process is gathering moving quotes and finding the right moving company for you. This can be time-consuming since you would have to research all the movers beforehand to make sure they are the real deal. Plus, you would then have to wait for someone to come over to your current home to see what is what. This is, so they can give you the moving quote you are looking for. However, you can bypass all of this and still get an accurate moving quote (well more than three) with the free-to-download moving app Shyft Next.

All you have to do is download the moving app onto your iOS or Android device, fill out some basic info on the secure app, and tap the next part of the Shyft process. It is here that you will receive a video call through the Shyft Next app with a real-life person who is your Move Coach from Shyft.

This gives a human touch to the Shyft process of moving. Plus, this call is done at the time that you say. Therefore, you do not plan according to our schedule, we plan according to yours. It is during this call that you will host a virtual tour of your current home. Your Move Coach will create your inventory list right there and then without stepping foot into your home. What is more, is that you do not have to clean up, nor show the insides of all your drawers, since one will do. And…

Shyft is More Than Just a Moving App

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There is a lot more to working with Shyft than just a free, and easy-to-use moving app. Shyft is the world’s first tech-driven moving platform where people are on your side to organize your entire moving process for you. This will save you nerves, time and money. It all starts with this initial video call through our app. You see when the call is finished, the inventory list will be sent to you within half an hour through the app. This list is 95% accurate and you can add the other 5% by removing items, adding new ones, or making notes, all on the app. When you make the inventory list 100% you send it to your Move Coach.

They will take this list as well as only information about your moving (zero personal ones) to Shyft’s secure bidding platform. This is where we gather three or more moving quotes. Each one comes from a different moving company where they all have experience. As well as being verified by Shyft. Therefore, you will be in good hands. Once we have all the quotes and information about all the companies we send this all your way through the moving app. You can compare prices, services, etc. on the app right there and then. And, all the moving quotes are fixed. This means that there are no hidden costs, what you see is what you will pay even if your inventory list were to change.

You can find out more and get in touch with us through the app or our secure, easy-to-navigate Shyft Moving website.

When you have decided which moving company is the best one for you, you let your Move Coach know, and they will lock the mover down right away. This is so no one else can snatch them up.

A woman winking and holding up the peace sign by her face as she moves into her new home

Another aspect of working with Shyft is that we also have the aforementioned home & Lifestyle marketplace, and we also offer help with your corporate move. Just in case you are an employer looking to relocate your business and would like some help. Regardless if you are moving for work or personal reasons, Shyft is available to you seven days a week if you need to get in contact. We can give you tips, and advice, or keep you up to date on the progress. Likewise, at the initial video call, you can ask for tricks to make your moving process easier before your Move Coach gets started on your first 95% accurate inventory list.

All the moving apps mentioned on this list can help your moving process run a lot smoother. That is the purpose of the moving apps to save you time and money, as well as decrease your stress levels. The apps are free so you can download them and see if they are something you would like to work with. They are all easy to use and can give you a lot. Although Shyft Next does sound like an awesome app to help with your moving experience overall. Hint, hint.

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