The best way to stay organized when moving is to keep a list of activities or tasks you need to accomplish and, as you complete the tasks, mark them off your list. The problem with writing your list on paper is, you will inevitably lose or misplace the paper. It will get lost in your purse or you’ll set it down and forget it somewhere.

List organizers are necessary, but what’s the best tool? Online list organizers work well, but if you are disconnected from the Internet for any reason, they’re useless. The best alternative is a mobile app.

Here are the best list-making apps to download to your smartphone to keep you organized as you execute your move to Edina, Minnetonka, Orono, Wayzata, Minneapolis or elsewhere:

  • Moving Timeline – Moving Timeline has a comprehensive checklist with an incredible calendar tool. You plug in the date of your move and whether you are hiring a moving company, then the app gives you a personal week-by-week timeline of tasks that need to be accomplished to make your move go smoothly. There is even a useful one-click “Action” button on some tasks to help you complete those tasks much easier and faster.
  • Home Inventory – Keeping inventory is one of the most important tasks you can do when moving. Make sure you don’t lose anything with this app. A tap of the finger lets you add a room and choose from a list of items to add to that room’s inventory. Keep track of everything you own with this list app.
  • Sortly – Sortly is a cool app that lets you keep track of your inventory and check items off of your to-do list. You can even add photos and videos to keep track of your belongings more efficiently.
  • Home Move Pro – This list app is a simple app divided into two components: Packing and Tracking. Under Packing, you can check items off a list as you pack them. Under Tracking, you have a list of preset items on a to-do list that you can check off as you complete them.

These four list apps offer a great way to stay organized for your move from Minneapolis to Minnetonka or from Orono to Edina – and assist you with keeping track of tasks you’ve accomplished as well as those you still need to complete. And you can keep inventory of your belongings so you don’t lose anything.