Moving is often a joyous occasion. It is often associated with a new or a better-paid job, and it provides you with an opportunity to get a first-hand experience of another part of town, another city or even another country. Unfortunately, the moving process itself is rather tedious. It is a time-consuming operation, consisting of many arduous tasks. And when you have a job and kids to take care of, moving becomes a convoluted chore, making you daydream of a day when you will finally be resting in your new home. But, the modern moving process isn’t the same as the moving procedure back in the day. Let us take a look at what you can expect, so that you can be ready and so that you can avoid any unnecessary complications.

Finding a home

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Finding an easily accessible home is an essential part of the modern moving process.

When it comes to the modern moving process, the biggest difference is in the technology that’s available to everyone today. For example, the first thing to do when moving is, obviously, to find a new home. When buying a home, working with a real estate agent is usually recommended. However, with websites such as Zillow, you can at least find a home by yourself. And if you are selling your home before moving, social media is also a great place to advertise your property. Disregarding technology in most aspects of the moving procedure will certainly not do you any favors.

Finding a good moving company

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Over 80 percent of people today rely on online search results when looking for reliable moving companies.

The next step is to hire a good moving company. If you want to eliminate most of the many tedious chores involved in moving, you should definitely not attempt to move without hiring outside assistance. Look at moving companies quotes online to get a good idea on the cost of the move. Finding a company that offers the right balance between the quality of their service and their prices is very important if you want to get good service at an affordable rate.

Such a company will help you every step of the way. From packing and unpacking to shipping your items, with the right company you will in safe hands. You will be able to focus on your everyday obligations without worrying about all the tasks that moving entails. Of course, if you have plenty of free time on your hands and access to a decent moving vehicle, you can also move on your own. The decision is up to you. Either way, if you own a moving company, installing an online moving estimate calculator will surely attract many customers who could be torn between other options.

Organizing your modern moving process

Make a checklist or online spreadsheet for the modern moving process
The modern moving process includes installing a dedicated app that will help you organize your move while, among other things, acting as a sort of a digital checklist.

As we said, the modern moving process is easier with designated software platforms. If you are moving on your own, packing is probably the most tedious task you will encounter. Packing is not just about placing items into boxes. For example, you will need wrapping materials and the know-how on how to adequately protect your valuable and fragile items. You will need to organize the items according to the corresponding rooms. And, if you have any unusually large objects, such as a piano or a pool table, you will need to know how to disassemble and safely transport such items.

Unfortunately, packing is just one of the tasks you will come face to face with. Apart from moving companies, modern times have brought other services that make all of these tasks easier to accomplish. Software solutions, such as the application Sortly, will make it easier for you to organize and keep track of your modern moving process. To-do lists, deadlines, reminders – all of that and more can be utilized inside such applications.

Decluttering

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A lot of people tend to underestimate just how much time decluttering takes.

When moving, it is always useful to declutter your home. While packing, you will surely come upon many items you most likely will never need. Getting rid of such items will not only make your future home tidier. Doing so is also practical because the cost of the move will be lower. Simply put, the fewer items you need to move, the lower the cost of your relocation.

But, what to do with these items? Of course, you can simply throw them away. However, that is certainly not the most practical or the noblest way to dispose of your unneeded belongings. We’re saying “noble” because you can donate such items instead. Plenty of good moving companies will actually do that for you. However, if you would rather sell such items, modern technology can help you with that as well. For example, ThreadUp is a good platform for getting rid of the clutter you’ve located and earning some additional money while doing so.

Repairing your new home

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Before grabbing your tools, use a software solution that will help you with all the repairs you will need to make.

Unfortunately, worrying about getting your belongings from one place to another isn’t the only thing that you will have to deal with. For instance, your future home could be in need of repairs. If that is the case, you can use Thumbtack. This neat platform will make this task easier for you. From making appointments to getting quotes, you will be grateful for having Thumbtack to assist you.

Modern moving process for moving companies

But, the modern moving process hasn’t brought advantages just to the people who are moving. If you own a moving company, working without moving company software will put unnecessary strain on the practical and financial aspects of your business. There are some useful software solutions that can streamline, partly automatize your business practices, and help you in a variety of different ways as well (for example, there is some excellent software that will help you with acquiring new leads).

Final thoughts

Whether you are moving or you own a moving business, ignoring all the useful tools of the modern moving process surely wouldn’t be a wise thing to do. So, take a look at the options (many of which we’ve discussed in this post), and make the process of moving easier for yourself. It will be interesting to see how this technology evolves in the future. However, for now, what we already have should certainly not be disregarded.