6 Ways that 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 involve a lot more guess work and -- let's be honest -- prolonged boring hours than it can today. Think about moving during a decade as recent as the 90s. Fundamental internet, no cell phones. You needed to look for moving companies with the yellow pages and assume which one was the most suitable. Selecting a eating place for moving night required a collection of accumulated takeout menus or driving about to see what was accessible. And during your long-distance moving road trip? No smartphone to check in, arrange accommodations, or listen to podcasts with.

As beneficial as cell phones were, the progression of smartphones really has made the complete moving process a thousand times simpler. Let's take a quick look at all of the ways a "simple" smartphone may be used to make your move to Houston simpler, less hazardous, and more gratifying all in one tiny plastic case.

Researching the Move

Many people check out apartments on their cell phones well before they actually launch the moving process. Then when you've got a new residence decided on, you'll likely make use of your cell phone to research professional moving companies, packing strategies, and buy supplies online. Your smartphone could also be used to find charities and trash hauling services to take care of your donations as well as trash you'll be leaving behind.

Navigating the Road Trip

Following, you'll naturally wish to check out your route to Houston. A smartphone along with built-in GPS is the ideal dash nav if your car doesn't have one built in. You simply need a magnetic or clamping dash bracket along with a continuous source of power to your smartphone. Running Google Maps or a similar application, you can easily direct yourself confidently along known roadways the entire way from your previous home to the new one with zero potential for becoming lost.

Finding Stops During the Trip

Certainly, the phone is useful for not only a map and directions. You can utilize modern apps to search for restaurants, motels, as well as fun locations to stop on the way. And the route updates in the event you go off-course or would like to incorporate a detour, and that is extremely handy in comparison to paper road maps or old-fashioned printed out MapQuest instructions.

Staying in Contact with Your Movers

While you are traveling to your new residence, so are your professional movers. And you will find a lot of events where you should convey messages one way or another. If you're detained as you go along, you may need to alert your movers of that delay. Likewise, they could need to phone you in the event that there is a bump, bad weather, or holdup on their route.

A smartphone permits you and the moving company to keep connected and coordinate your arrivals despite the fact that both parties are individually on the road.

Addressing Issues

And then, from time to time, there are roadside emergencies. If you get a flat tire, witness an accident, or perhaps get caught in a natural disaster during your excursion; that smartphone will be your lifeline. Having a smartphone, it is possible to call AAA, 911, or perhaps your mom hinging on what type of emergency situation happens.

It's also possible to easily rent yourself accommodations, request a repair shop to get and also repair your automobile, and get back on your way simply by walking to the closest McDonalds and utilizing the complimentary WIFI. And that's perhaps the most sensible thing of all about moving with the power of a smartphone.

Activities on Vacant Home Day

Your experience is simply not over when you arrive at your new residence. Generally, the individual moving arrives at the property ahead of the moving truck shows up. Thus, you may find yourself with more than some hours in an vacant home with nothing to unpack and no one to visit. That's ok, because you have a smartphone.

Today's streaming applications make it doable to occupy yourself for countless hours with nothing but a smallish to medium-sized phone. And if you brought a tablet or laptop with you on the move, all the better. Together with virtually any smart phone, you can turn tedious Vacant House Day to a day of leisure and entertainment. Watching movies, playing games, or having a big-empty-floor dance celebration while you have the perfect chance.

Calling for First-Night Takeout

And finally, there's the question of what you will eat on that first evening. Whether you're in an echoing empty residence or perhaps flanked with packed cartons, chances are that you are not in the mood to prepare a meal. Ahead of smartphones, you might have to drive about to find out what's available. Currently, it's easy to search for close by eating places that deliver and have a tasty meal arrive hot at your new front door in less than an hour.


Moving to Houston might be stress filled traditionally, however your next move doesn't have to be all that problematic. With groundwork, a cool head, and a smartphone at hand you'll be able to take on the world.


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