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March 10, 2019

6 Ways that Smart Phones Have Made Moving to Wichita Falls a Thousand Times Simpler

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

Moving to Wichita Falls used to involve a lot more uncertainty and -- let's be honest -- prolonged monotonous hours than it does today. Think about moving during a decade as recent as the 90s. Simple internet, no mobile phones. You had to locate moving companies with the phone book and guess which one was the best. Picking a eating place for moving night included a collection of amassed takeout menus or perhaps driving all over to determine what was accessible. And during your long-distance moving road trip? No smartphone to check in, arrange accommodations, or listen to podcasts with.

As valuable as mobile phones ended up being, the progression of smartphones really has made the complete moving process lots of times better. Let us take a swift look at all the ways a "simple" smartphone can be used to make your move to Wichita Falls less cumbersome, less hazardous, and more pleasant all in one small plastic case.

Considering the Move

Thousands of people browse homes on their cell phones long before they really launch the moving process. Then when you have got a new home selected, you will likely use your mobile phone to research professional moving companies, packing tactics, and buy supplies online. Your mobile phone may also be used to find charities and trash hauling companies to deal with your donations and trash you're going to be leaving behind.

Navigating the Road Trip

Subsequently, you will normally need to research your route to Wichita Falls. A smartphone with built-in GPS is a great dashboard navigation in the event your automobile doesn't have one built in. All you need is a magnetic or clamping dashboard bracket plus a constant source of power to your phone. Using Google Maps or an equivalent app, you can easily direct yourself correctly along known roadways the entire way from your old home to the new one without a potential for getting lost.

Selecting Stops On the Way

Obviously, your phone is perfect for more than just a map and directions. You can utilize new applications to locate dining establishments, motels, and fun sites to stop as you go along. And the course updates in the event you get off-course or choose to incorporate a detour, and that is incredibly useful when compared with paper maps or old-fashioned printed MapQuest instructions.

Keeping in Contact with Your Movers

When you are traveling to your new location, so are your professional movers. And you will find numerous instances in which you should communicate changes one way or another. If you're detained as you go along, you ought to alert your movers of the delay. Likewise, they might need to contact you if there was a bump, poor weather, or delay on their path.

A smartphone allows you and the moving company to remain in touch as well as coordinate your arrivals even though both parties are independently out on the road.

Responding to Emergencies

And then, occasionally, there are roadside situations. If you get a flat tire, see a vehicle accident, or even get trapped in a weather event on your excursion; that smartphone is your lifeline. With a smartphone, you are able to contact AAA, 911, or perhaps your mother hinging on what kind of emergency situation takes place.

You can also instantly get yourself accommodations, arrange a repair shop to pick up and also repair your vehicle, and get back on your way just by travelling to the closest McDonalds and utilizing the free WIFI. And that is possibly the best thing of all with regards to moving with the power of a smartphone.

Activities on Bare House Day

Your experience is simply not done when you arrive to your new house. Generally, the individual moving reaches the property prior to when the moving truck gets there. So, you may find yourself with more than a few hours in an bare residence with not anything to unpack and no one to see. But that's ok, as you have a smartphone.

Today's streaming apps make it doable to amuse yourself for limitless hours with not a thing but a small to medium-sized smartphone. And in case you brought a tablet or laptop computer along on the move, all the better. With any smart phone, you can convert boring Empty Home Day to a time of relaxation and amusement. Watching movies, playing games, or having a big-empty-floor dance party while you have the perfect chance.

Calling for First-Night Takeout

Last but not least, there is the dilemma of what you are going to eat on that first evening. Whether you're in an echoing vacant house or flanked with packed boxes, it's likely that you are not in the mood to cook dinner. Ahead of smartphones, you may have to drive about to find out what's accessible. These days, you can quickly search for close by dining places that deliver and have a scrumptious supper show up hot to your new front door in under an hour.


Moving to Wichita Falls might be nerve-racking typically, however your future move doesn't have to be all that troublesome. With preparation, a cool head, along with a smartphone in hand you can take on the world.


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The Mickelson Family
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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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