6 Ways in Which Smart Phones Have Made Moving to Austin a Thousand Times Easier

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

Moving to Austin used to include a lot more chaos and -- to be honest -- extended tedious hours than it does currently. Think about moving during a decade as recent as the 90s. Basic internet, no mobile phones. You needed to look for moving companies via the phone book and speculate which one was the best. Choosing a eating place on moving night included a collection of amassed takeout menus or even driving all over to find out what was available. And throughout your long-distance moving journey? No smartphone to check in, book places to stay, or listen to podcasts with.

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

Looking into the Move

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

Navigating the Road Trip

Next, you might naturally need to research your course to Austin. A smartphone along with built-in GPS is the ideal dashboard nav if your automobile doesn't have one integrated. All you need is a magnetic or clamping dash mount and a constant source of power to your phone. Using Google Maps or a similar app, you can easily direct yourself safely along known streets all the way from your old house to the new one with zero chance of getting lost.

Finding Stops Along the Way

Certainly, your phone is perfect for not just a map and route. You might use new apps to discover places to eat, accommodations, and also fun places to stop along the way. And the route updates should you get off-course or would like to include a detour, which can be amazingly helpful in comparison to paper road maps or old-fashioned printed out MapQuest directions.

Staying in Touch with Your Movers

When you are traveling to your new residence, so are your professional movers. And you will find numerous events that you may need to communicate updates one way or another. If you are detained along the way, you may need to inform your movers of that delay. Also, they may need to phone you if there's a bump, bad weather, 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 Issues

Then, at times, there are roadside situations. If you get a flat tire, see a collision, or even get trapped in a weather event throughout your road trip; that phone can be your lifeline. With a smartphone, you are able to call AAA, 911, or your mom hinging on what kind of crisis transpires.

You may also quickly get yourself accommodations, arrange for a repair shop to get as well as repair your car, and get back on the road simply by travelling to the nearest McDonalds and taking advantage of 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 over when you arrive at your new residence. Typically, the individual moving gets to the house before the moving truck arrives. So, you might find yourself with more than some hours in an vacant home with not anything to unpack and no one to see. But that is just fine, as you have a smartphone.

Current streaming applications make it doable to entertain yourself for endless hours with nothing but a smallish to medium-sized mobile phone. And in case you brought a tablet or notebook computer along 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'll 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 might have to drive around to see what's open. Currently, you can quickly search for close by eating places which deliver and have a tasty meal show up hot at your new house in less than an hour.


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


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