Five apps that will help you move houses
Moving is incredibly stressful, and you need all the help you can get
Feb 28, 2019
As someone who’s had to move multiple times in the last two years, I can’t say that the anxiety over losing your things in the move ever leaves. Moving is hard and painful, a strict reconnoiter of all your things before you load them onto a truck. This is why we’ve found some helpful movers that you can conveniently book on your phone. (Bonus perk: all these apps provide real time tracking)
You’ve probably heard of the Hong Kong-based app Lalamove already, albeit in the context of deliveries. It’s a popular app used by online shops and restaurants to quickly send their wares within the day. Their less-known service is their lipat bahay service, which allows customers to pick drivers to move their items.
Also known as Deliveree in Thailand, where it was founded, the delivery and pick up app acts as a platform for lipat bahay services. Through the app, you can pick what kind of truck you’d like to use (important if you’re wary about things falling off in an open truck) before matching you up with a driver. Aside from real-time updates on the app, Transportify also sends you text updates on your delivery.
Mober is a homegrown delivery app that provides a variety of cargo services. It works a lot like Transportify, and using the app has an added benefit of supporting our local tech startup industry, it being the first on-demand delivery app made in the country.
Gawin.ph is sort of like a mobile odd jobs provider. Just type in the kind of service you need, and the app matches you with a list of service providers who could get the job done. You’ll be able to see their profiles and reviews so you can choose which one to enlist.
MyKuya is another odd jobs app, focused on providing people “helpers” to get their errands done. It’s considerably cheap, too, charging only P49 for half an hour.
MyKuya is available on Google Play.
This story originally appeared in Southern Living Recalibrate Issue.
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