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March 10, 2019

6 Ways in Which Smart Phones Make Moving to Houston a Thousand Times Easier

Using Smartphone for MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving to Houston used to include much more chaos and -- to be honest -- long tedious hours than it does currently. Consider moving during a decade as recent as the 90s. Basic internet, no mobile phones. You needed to look for moving companies via the yellow pages and speculate which one was the best. Selecting a eating place on moving night involved a collection of amassed takeout menus or driving all over to find out what was available. And throughout your long-distance moving journey? No smartphone to check in, book accommodations, or tune in to podcasts with.

As valuable as cell phones have been, the evolution of smartphones really has made the entire moving process a thousand times simpler. Let's take a quick look into the many ways a "simple" smartphone can be used to make your move to Houston more painless, less dangerous, and more pleasant all in one compact plastic case.

Researching the Move

Many people browse residences on their cell phones a long time before they actually launch the moving process. Then when you've got a new place picked out, you will probably make use of your mobile phone to investigate professional moving companies, packing strategies, and find supplies online. Your mobile phone could also be used to locate nonprofit organizations and pick-up services to deal with your donations and trash you're going to be leaving behind.

Navigating the Road Trip

Next, you might naturally need to research your course to Houston. A smartphone with built-in GPS is the ideal dashboard nav in case your automobile doesn't have one integrated. All you need is a magnetic or clamping dash mount and a continuous source of power to your mobile phone. Using Google Maps or a similar application, it is simple to direct yourself correctly along known streets all the way from your old home to the new one without a risk of becoming lost.

Locating Stops Along the Way

Certainly, the phone is useful for not just a map and route. You might use new apps to discover dining places, accommodations, and also fun places to stop along the way. And the route updates if you get off-course or would like to add a detour, which is amazingly helpful versus paper road maps or old-fashioned printed out MapQuest instructions.

Staying in Touch with Your Movers

While you are traveling to your new residence, so are your professional movers. And you will find numerous situations that you may need to communicate changes one way or another. If you're detained along the way, you should inform your movers of that delay. Also, they may need to phone you in the event that there's a bump, rain, or holdup on their journey.

A smartphone allows you and the moving company to stay in touch and coordinate your arrivals even though both parties are individually on the route.

Addressing Emergencies

Then, at times, there are roadside situations. If you get a flat tire, witness a collision, or even get caught in a storm throughout your road trip; that phone is your lifeline. With a smartphone, you are able to contact AAA, 911, or your mom hinging on what kind of crisis takes place.

You may also quickly rent yourself accommodations, arrange for a repair shop to get and repair your vehicle, and get back on the road simply by travelling to the nearest McDonalds and using the free WIFI. And that's perhaps the best thing of all concerning moving with the power of a smartphone.

Activities on Vacant House Day

Your experience is not finished when you arrive at your new residence. Frequently, the individual moving arrives at the home before the moving truck gets there. So, you may find yourself with more than some hours in an vacant property with not anything to unpack and no one to visit. But that is just fine, as you have a smartphone.

Modern streaming applications make it feasible to entertain yourself for almost endless hours with nothing but a smallish to medium-sized phone. And in case you brought a tablet or notebook computer with you on the move, all the better. With any smart phone, it is possible to transform dull Vacant Home Day into a day of rest and entertainment. Watching movies, playing games, or having a big-empty-floor boogie party while you have the ideal chance.

Phoning for First-Night Takeout

And finally, there is the question of what you will eat on that first evening. Whether you're in an echoing vacant property or perhaps flanked with packed boxes, chances are that you are not in the mood to prepare a meal. Before smartphones, you may have to drive about to see what's open. However nowadays, you can quickly search for close by dining places which deliver and have a yummy meal arrive hot at your new house in under an hour.


Moving to Houston may be nerve-racking customarily, yet your upcoming move doesn't have to be all that overwhelming. With planning, a cool head, and a smartphone at hand it is possible to take on the world.


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The Mickelson Family
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