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March 10, 2019

6 Ways that Smart Phones Have Made Moving to Little Rock a Million Times Better

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

Moving to Little Rock used to include far more guess work and -- to be honest -- extended boring hours than it does currently. Consider moving during a decade as recent as the 90s. Basic internet, no mobile phones. You needed to look for moving companies via the telephone book and assume which one was the very best. Choosing a cafe for moving night included a collection of amassed takeout menus or even driving about to see what was open. And through your long-distance moving journey? No smartphone to check in, book accommodations, or even enjoy podcasts with.

As valuable as cell phones were, the development of smartphones really has made the entire moving process a thousand times easier. Let us take a brief look into all of the ways a "simple" smartphone can be used to make your move to Little Rock more painless, less dangerous, and more enjoyable all in one small plastic case.

Considering the Move

Many people explore residences on their smartphones well before they really launch the moving process. And when you have got a new place picked out, you will likely make use of your phone to investigate professional moving companies, packing tactics, and purchase supplies online. Your mobile phone can also be used to search out charities and trash hauling companies to take care of your donations and trash you'll be leaving behind.

Navigating the Road Trip

Following, you'll normally wish to research your course to Little Rock. A smartphone with built-in GPS is the ideal dashboard nav if your vehicle does not have one built in. All you need is a magnetic or clamping dashboard mount plus a continuous supply of power to your mobile phone. Using Google Maps or an equivalent program, it is simple to direct yourself safely along known roadways all the way from your old residence to the new one without a potential for getting lost.

Selecting Stops On the Way

Obviously, a phone is useful for more than just a map and path. You can utilize innovative apps to search for dining establishments, motels, as well as fun locations to stop on the way. And the route updates if you go off-course or want to incorporate a detour, and that is incredibly helpful in comparison to paper road maps or old-fashioned printed out MapQuest information.

Keeping in Touch with Your Movers

While you are driving to your new residence, so are your professional movers. And there are many cases in which you may need to convey messages one way or another. In case you are detained along the way, you ought to inform your movers of that delay. Furthermore, they might need to phone you in case there's a bump, rain, or delay on their journey.

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

Addressing Emergencies

And then, occasionally, there are roadside emergencies. If you get a flat tire, see an automobile accident, or even get trapped in a storm throughout your road trip; that smartphone is your lifeline. Using a smartphone, you can dial AAA, 911, or perhaps your mother hinging on what sort of emergency situation occurs.

You can also instantly find yourself a room for the night, request a mechanic to get and also fix your vehicle, and get back on the highway just by travelling to the nearest McDonalds and utilizing the free WIFI. And that's probably the most sensible thing of all concerning moving with the power of a smartphone.

Entertainment on Empty House Day

But your experience isn't over when you arrive at your new home. Normally, the person moving gets to the property prior to the moving truck arrives. Therefore, you might find yourself with more than several hours in an vacant property with nothing to unpack and no one to visit. But that's alright, as you have a smartphone.

Modern streaming apps make it feasible to entertain yourself for countless hours with very little but a smallish to medium-sized smartphone. And in case you brought a tablet or laptop computer along on the move, all the better. Using any smart phone, it is possible to transform tedious Empty House Day into a day of rest and entertainment. Watching movies, playing games, or having a big-empty-floor slide celebration while you have the best chance.

Phoning for First-Night Takeout

Last but not least, there is the question of what you'll eat on that first night. Whether you're in an echoing empty home or encompassed by packed cartons, it's likely that you are not in the mood to cook. Before smartphones, you may have to drive about to find out what is accessible. However nowadays, it's easy to search for nearby dining places that deliver and have a delectable supper show up hot to your new front door in less than an hour.


Moving to Little Rock might be stress filled historically, but your next move needn't be all that problematic. With groundwork, a level head, plus a smartphone in hand you'll be able to take on the world.


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The Mickelson Family
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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