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March 10, 2019

6 Ways in Which Smart Phones Have Made Moving to Little Rock a Million Times Simpler

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

Moving to Little Rock used to include much more guess work and -- let's be honest -- long monotonous hours than it may these days. Contemplate moving in a decade as recent as the 90s. Simple internet, no mobile phones. You had to locate moving companies through the phone book and speculate which one was the very best. Picking a cafe on moving night included a stack of collected takeout menus or driving all over to determine what was available. And throughout your long-distance moving road trip? No smartphone to check in, book motels, or enjoy podcasts with.

As useful as cell phones were, the progression of smartphones really has made the entire moving process a million times simpler. Let's take a swift look at the many ways a "simple" smartphone may be used to make your move to Little Rock less cumbersome, less hazardous, and more pleasant all in one tiny plastic case.

Considering the Move

Lots of people search homes using their cell phones long before they really begin the moving process. Then when you've got a new place decided on, you will probably use your cell phone to check out professional moving companies, packing techniques, and purchase supplies online. Your phone could also be used to look for charities and trash hauling companies to deal with your donations and trash you'll be leaving behind.

Navigating the Road Trip

Subsequently, you will naturally need to research your course to Little Rock. A smartphone with built-in GPS is a great dash navigation in the event your vehicle does not have one built in. You simply need a magnetic or clamping dash bracket and a constant supply of power to your mobile phone. Running Google Maps or a similar app, it is simple to direct yourself safely along known roadways the entire way from your old residence to the new one with zero potential for losing your way.

Locating Stops Along the Way

Of course, your phone is great for more than just a map and route. You can use modern apps to search for places to eat, accommodations, and also fun sites to stop as you go along. And the route updates in the event you get off-course or would like to add a detour, which is incredibly beneficial in comparison to paper maps or old-fashioned printed out MapQuest instructions.

Keeping in Contact with Your Movers

While you're driving to your new residence, so are your professional movers. And there are a lot of circumstances in which you should convey updates one way or another. If you're detained along the route, you may need to notify your movers of the delay. Likewise, they may need to contact you if there was a bump, rain, or delay on their path.

A smartphone enables you and the moving company to remain in contact as well as organize your arrivals even though both parties are separately on the road.

Resolving Issues

Then, from time to time, there are roadside issues. If you get a flat tire, observe a vehicle accident, or get caught in a storm during your journey; that phone is your lifeline. With a smartphone, you can dial AAA, 911, or maybe your mother hinging on what sort of emergency situation arises.

It's also possible to instantly rent yourself a hotel room, arrange a mechanic to get and repair your car, and get back on the road simply by travelling to the closest McDonalds and using the complimentary WIFI. And that is probably the most sensible thing of all with regards to moving with the power of a smartphone.

Entertainment on Bare Home Day

However your experience is not finished when you arrive at your new home. Frequently, the individual moving gets to the home prior to the moving truck arrives. Hence, you could find yourself with a few hours in an empty residence with not much to unpack and no one to visit. But that is okay, because you have a smartphone.

Current streaming apps make it achievable to amuse yourself for countless hours with not a thing except a small to medium-sized phone. And if you brought a tablet or laptop along with you on the move, all the better. Using any smart phone, you can turn boring Bare Home Day to a day of rest and amusement. Watching movies, playing games, or having a big-empty-floor slide celebration while you have the perfect opportunity.

Phoning for First-Night Takeout

And lastly, there is undoubtedly a question of what you'll eat on that first night. Regardless if you are in an echoing bare home or even encompassed by packed boxes, most likely you're not in the mood to cook dinner. Ahead of smartphones, you could have to drive all over to determine what is accessible. Currently, you can quickly search for close by restaurants that deliver and have a delicious dinner show up hot at your new front door in less than an hour.


Moving to Little Rock may be stressful historically, yet your upcoming move doesn't have to be all that frustrating. With preparing, a cool head, plus a smartphone available 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 distance move.
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