July 28th, 2008 | Published in moving
When the Internet came into being – or more specifically, came into being in a way that was meaningful to a significant portion of the population – there was a lot of talk about how it would make our lives easier with all sorts of handy tools. And while I undeniably appreciate being able to figure out which other movies an actor has been in or find myself a contractor online, the tool thing never really happened for me. Until now.
WhiteFence.com has it all figured out. It’s an online system that lets you compare home service providers – everything from your phone to electricity to newspaper subscriptions – in your area to make sure you get what you’re looking for. And WhiteFence provides this to users free of charge. They have literally gathered up all of the companies and services (well, most of them, anyway) that make up the nit-picky parts of life and presented it to users in one neat package for their convenience.
But that’s not even the best part. After all, as a Canadian, the majority of these services can’t apply to the small details of my own life. The Moving Checklist on the site, however, is great for anyone even contemplating a move out of anywhere. Start with their template, input your dates, edit and add to the tasks on the list, and voilà! That is one huge to-do list you never have to list – plus, it’s saved online, so it’s not about to get lost in the shuffle either. Finally, the Internet has fulfilled its promise to me.