Moving Van allows you to easily identify the contents of every box you pack when moving house, using house movers, relocating or putting items into storage.
As each box is packed, use this app to detail the contents, take photos of the items in the box, and assign each box with a unique name or number. If moving house, the room that the contents belong in can also be assigned. This will speed unloading and unpacking.
We all know that unpacking after moving house can be a long, slow process. With Moving Van, if you need to find a specific item which is still not unpacked, you can simply search for that item and immediately identify the box you need to look in. Similarly, if you need to quickly remind yourself what is in each box, you can quickly view each box's content. This feature is important when putting boxes in long term storage, and can even be useful for insurance purposes with data export in four different formats.
Moving Van will take at least some of the hassle of your next house move away!
Resolve issue where the "Add Item" button would become untappable where more than a handful of items are added to a box.
Ratings and Reviews
Used for 3 moves
I definitely recommend this app. Its great when I am hunting for items after the move. Has lots of features, but you don't have to use them all. I rarely use the photo field, and only use packed & unpacked statuses.
Personally, I like entering my own box numbers. Gives me flexibility to reuse boxes, start all boxes for the next move with 500, make book boxes start with 1000, or whatever!
I would like to see the box number/title field searchable and not just the contents. Also, the number sort needs tweaking or any number starting with 1 (16, 150..) shows up before 2. So I use zeros. (001, 016..). And the room field use to give me a drop down menu listing previously entered rooms; it doesn't anymore, and I miss that.
However, 3 moves later and I'm not currently moving but am still using this app to inventory boxes in storage!
Needs a few features.
Our last move included almost 300 boxes and 2 to 3 people packing all the time. We perform this task on paper and it worked fine. The problem with doing it with this app is that you only have a single phone with a single inventory that cannot be shared. Everything has to be entered on that one device to have a single database.
You could have multiple phones but there would be no way to combine those databases later except by merging the CSV files on the computer.
This should allow a shared database or a way to import a CSV database from a computer.
Automatic box numbering would also be a good feature. As would automatically moving to the next field. As it is you have to create a box name the box and then click a button to add items to the box and create each item to add to the box. It works but it's rather clumsy.
Currently new boxes are added to the bottom of the list, so when you add a new box you first have to scroll to the bottom to make sure you're not adding a duplicate – there is no duplicate detection.
It's a nice start, it still needs work
I am currently using this app as I pack boxes for a big move. It has made packing very easy. I number each box and then add the box/items to the app. I like the ability to search for a specific item and I like that I can create a PDF with all boxes, items, photos
One feature that would be SO helpful to me is the ability to share information across multiple devices. That way, all of my family members are aware of where everything is packed. To get around this issue now, I'm just emailing the PDF file to everybody. If you added the ability to share across devices, I would definitely give 5 stars.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.