Top 10 apps to manage your home move
Increasingly our lives are run from the palm of our hands, especially now almost everyone owns a smartphone. As buying, selling and moving home is made up of lots of elements to keep track of, apps can really help streamline the process. Here are 10 we recommend:-
- Emma – Budget Planner Tracker
Emma can show you what you spend your money on and can help you economise, helping you save a deposit for your dream home.
If you are decluttering before you move, Freecycle is a great way of giving unwanted items another life rather than taking them to the tip. Just list the items you want to give away and arrange a collection time.
- Houzz Interior Design Ideas
If you need ideas for a new home or want to spruce up ahead of a sale, Houzz offers more than 20 million photos of home interiors and exteriors for inspiration.
Pinterest offers a digital place to store visual resources. Create a board for every room in your new home, browse the app for ideas and pin photos you’ve already taken.
- Photo Measures
This app enables you to take photos of rooms or furniture and note down measurements directly on the image, so you can make sure your furniture will fit in another property while you’re on a viewing.
- MooveMe: Let’s Get Packing
Available on iOS.
With MooveMe, you can print QR code labels for your moving boxes. Simply scan the code and see the pre-populated list of what’s inside without having to open or unpack the box. This app even works offline – great for when your Wi-Fi isn’t set up.
- Moving App – Moving Checklist
This app will help keep you organised in the run up to moving day, with a weekly tasks section. It can also help organise your packing, keeping notes of what’s in each box and print box labels too.
- Google Keep – Notes & Lists
Google Keep enables you to quickly capture photos, ideas and checklists in one place. You can share your notes with others and set up reminders to make sure important tasks are done on time.
If you are settling into a new area, Nextdoor can help you meet your neighbours, find local businesses, buy and sell homewares, and find out about events in your area.
- Dulux Visualizer
Download this app before you go on viewings to visualise any paint colour from the Dulux range on any wall – invaluable if you turn up to discover the seller’s decorating taste is nothing like your own.
Whilst apps can help you keep track of your move, there really is no replacement for estate agency advice, so always use apps in conjunction with a property professional. Get in touch with us to see how we can help.