Smartphones are this generations problem solving machines. Much more than just a communication device, you can now turn your phone into a platform for organising and scheduling your life. For this reason, a range of smartphone apps to support you in your house move have been developed for your convenience. Technical innovation means that whether you need help to buy or rent a house, move or set up your new home, there is always help at hand in the form of an application on your phone. We’ve put together a list of the most helpful apps you can download to your phone, in preparation for the moving process:
Useful apps when looking to buy
Rightmove – This is the biggest property app available, allowing you to browse thousands of homes for rent or sale according to your search criteria. Their properties come with a full description and multiple images.
UK Mortgage Calculator – This app has 5 mortgage calculators in one and gives you an idea of how much you can borrow, including a monthly payment calculator and a remortgage comparison calculator.
Crime map England & Wales – You can use this app to see where crime and anti social behaviour is occurring across the country. This is great for people wanting to check out the safety of their potential new neighbourhood.
Speedtest.net – Easily test the broadband connection speed for any fixed address from your mobile phone.
Useful apps to use during the moving process
iMove – This app has many useful functions to help you keep track of everything whilst moving house. It will help you create a moving budget to make sure you don’t run short of money and has the option to create a virtual inventory.
MoveTools – This is similar to iMove but includes comprehensive to do lists, sketched across a timeline so that you can keep track of everything. Other features include an online label creator to help keep you organised as well as general moving tips to help you along the way.
Inventory App – Allows you to log and keep track of every item you’re moving to ensure that nothing gets lost or forgotten about. It also has a setting that means you can log the items under certain rooms, making the unpacking process easier.
Useful apps to help set up your home after a move
Sunseeker: 3D Augmented reality viewer – This is a great app which allows you to determine the lighting and light sources within a room, a great help when trying to choose the best colour to paint a room when you’re settled in.
Build App Pro – Perfect to get organised before the heavy lifting begins. This app helps with organising a room’s layout, for optimal positioning of furniture so that you can get the most out of each room.