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Today’s Technology Takes the Work Out of Moving


Until now, finding a moving company took patience, effort and a whole lot of phone calls. You had to ask around for prices—or fill out a form that did nothing more than share your information with a bunch of companies. Then you had to wait for quotes. Select a moving company. Trust a complete stranger with all of your belongings. Get upset when the final move price turned out to be double the original quote. Does moving really have to be this hard? Of course not.

With peak moving season – May 15 to August 31, a time when more than 65 percent of the year’s moves occur – still in full swing, it’s important for consumers to be well informed of the wide range of online and mobile resources available to ease the usual pain of moving. With today’s technology doing the heavy lifting for consumers, doing the proper research and having access to readily available tools and resources will help you better prepare for your move.

From sites that find and compare rates for moving companies in your area, to ones that ease the pain of apartment hunting, or websites that help you easily find used furniture online, technology is helping people book a move from beginning to end completely online. Here are a few tools that can alleviate the stress of any move – whether you’re moving across the country or across the street.


Apartable is an online resource that simplifies the time-consuming and frustrating apartment hunting process to help renters make smarter decisions about where to live. Apartable only lists real and detailed apartments on their website, each with accurate locations so you can easily see what is nearby. Apartable also only allows legitimate real estate agents and verified landlords to post properties on their website so you can be sure you’re dealing with legitimate professionals.


Founded by a moving industry veteran, Unpakt makes the moving process easier and more transparent. Unpakt is a comparison pricing site and online booking tool for consumers searching for a moving company. Unpakt’s platform gives consumers access to reviews for pre-screened moving companies and guaranteed price quotes, instead of estimates. Unpakt adds transparency to an industry that has been known for its uncertainty, and helps ensure consumers search for the best moving deals.


AptDeco brings new and used furniture to an online marketplace. AptDeco’s site is dedicated to creating a simple and enjoyable process for buying and selling quality pre-owned furniture. AptDeco offers a complete end-to-end process to bring back the joy of discovering amazing furniture finds for your home. With a trusted and verified community of buyers and sellers, pre-arranged pickup and delivery and a secure payment process you can finally sit back, relax and enjoy your finds while AptDeco takes care of those pesky details in the background.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.