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March 10, 2019

6 Ways that Smart Phones Make Moving to Austin a Thousand Times Better

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

Moving to Austin used to contain far more uncertainty and -- let's not pretend -- extended boring hours than it does today. Think about moving during a decade as recent as the 90s. Fundamental internet, no cell phones. You had to look for moving companies via the yellow pages and assume which one was the best. Selecting a restaurant for moving night involved a collection of compiled takeout menus or perhaps driving all over to determine what was open. And through your long-distance moving journey? No smartphone to check in, book hotels, or enjoy podcasts with.

As valuable as cell phones have been, the progression of smartphones really has made the complete moving process a million times easier. Let us take a quick glance at all of the ways a "simple" smartphone can be used to make your move to Austin easier, less dangerous, and more gratifying all in one small plastic case.

Researching the Move

Many people browse residences using their smartphones well before they ever start the moving process. And when you have a new residence selected, you will probably use your cell phone to check out professional moving companies, packing tactics, and buy supplies online. Your cell phone can also be used to locate charities and pick-up services to take care of your donations and trash you may be leaving behind.

Navigating the Road Trip

Next, you might naturally need to check out your course to Austin. A smartphone along with built-in GPS is the ideal dash nav in the event your car doesn't have one integrated. You only need a magnetic or clamping dash bracket and a continuous source of power to your mobile phone. Using Google Maps or an equivalent application, you can easily direct yourself safely along known roadways all the way from your previous house to the new one with zero risk of getting lost.

Selecting Stops During the Trip

Obviously, the phone is useful for not just a map and directions. You may use modern applications to discover dining places, places to stay, as well as enjoyable locations to stop as you go along. And the route updates in the event you move off-course or would like to incorporate a detour, which can be amazingly helpful when compared with paper road maps or old-fashioned printed MapQuest directions.

Keeping in Touch with Your Movers

While you are traveling to the new location, so are your professional movers. And you will find a lot of circumstances in which you should convey messages one direction or another. In case you are detained on the way, you should inform your movers of the delay. Likewise, they could need to phone you in the event that there was a bump, rain, or holdup on their journey.

A smartphone allows you and the moving company to keep in touch and organize your arrivals even if both parties are independently on the road.

Addressing Emergencies

Then, at times, there are roadside issues. If you get a flat tire, witness a vehicle accident, or get trapped in a weather event during your excursion; that smartphone can be your lifeline. Using a smartphone, it is possible to call AAA, 911, or perhaps your mom hinging on exactly what crisis takes place.

You may also promptly find yourself a hotel room, arrange for a mechanic to pick up as well as fix your automobile, and get back on the highway merely by walking to the closest McDonalds and using the free of charge WIFI. That's probably the best thing of all concerning moving with the power of a smartphone.

Entertainment on Vacant Home Day

But your experience is simply not done when you arrive at your new home. Typically, the person moving arrives at the home prior to the moving truck gets there. Thus, you might find yourself with some hours in an empty house with nothing to unpack and no one to visit. That's okay, as you have a smartphone.

Current streaming applications make it feasible to amuse yourself for countless hours with very little except a small to medium-sized mobile phone. And in case you brought a tablet or laptop computer along on the move, all the better. With virtually any mobile device, you'll be able to transform tedious Vacant Home Day to a time of rest and amusement. Watching movies, playing games, or having a big-empty-floor boogie event while you have the ideal chance.

Calling for First-Night Takeout

Last but not least, there's the question of what you are going to eat on that primary night. Whether you're in an echoing bare home or perhaps surrounded by packed cartons, it's likely that you aren't in the mood to prepare a meal. Ahead of smartphones, you might have to drive all over to find out what is available. Currently, it's easy to search for nearby dining places which deliver and have a tasty dinner get there hot to your new front door in under an hour.


Moving to Austin may be nerve-racking customarily, yet your future move doesn't have to be all that troublesome. With preparing, a cool head, plus a smartphone in hand you'll be able to take on the world.


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The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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