15 Feb 2016
Although there are plenty of apps that seem pointless and a waste of time, there are also a large number of apps that can be really useful. This is also true when it comes to moving home and there are a number of iPhone apps that can really help in the removal process.
To save you wasting your time here’s a list of some of the apps that we found the most useful.
1. Moving Planner
This is one of the most comprehensive apps on the market for moving home. It is a moving checklist tool with a number of great features that can really help in getting your move to run smoothly. The app will allow you to organise your relocation in good detail and groups everything you will need for the move in one useful app. Not only will it help you make a list of all the things you need to be done, but it will also track all the professional providers and contacts you are about to hire. It will let you plan your budget in real time and there’s even an option for augmented reality planning, to decide what you will need in your new home. The app will cost you £1.49 but is a really worthwhile tool if you are planning on moving home.
2. Packing Pro
Keeping with the ‘pro’ theme, this is another really useful app, that has a usage after you have moved home. Packing Pro is one of the best list-making apps. Packing is always one of the most challenging parts of the move and it can take forever to find what you need when you get to the new home. This is one of the best apps for tracking where all of your belongings are. You can even create checklists for things that you need on the day to make sure that you don’t forget anything. The app can also come in handy after the move and can be used to track packing for things like trips and holidays. The app is more expensive than the last at £2.29 but has greater potential for use after the move.
This is one of the best apps that any homeowner can have, and to make it even better it’s free. The Zoopla app is the most comprehensive UK property search on the move. You can walk around and browse houses for sale along with all their information. You can also bookmark certain properties and follow their change in price, either for your own home or to track property prices in a certain area. There are even some really great features like searching by commute times and search by heat view to see area values as a whole.
4. Mortgage Calculator
Another useful app which is completely free is the mortgage calculator. Although it is fairly limited in its uses, as the name might suggest, it is really useful for calculating how much a house would cost per month. This should make it easier to decide exactly what you would be able to afford before you start looking at properties that are just simply out of your budget. The app also provides you with a real-time look at the current mortgage and refinance rates.
5. Change of Address
One of the most time-consuming tasks, that is part of moving home is the process of changing your address. Buying, writing, and sending out tonnes of cards to people are something that you could really do without. That’s where the change of address app comes in. It lets you make a list of all the contacts you want to send it to and can create a personalised card to be sent out virtually. You can inform all your friends, family and colleagues about the change of address and to anybody else that needs to know. Not only this, but the recipient can easily import the data into their contacts to save any mistake. The app is free to download but there are some premium features. If you're not overly app savvy, we also have our own version of this too.
These are just a few of the best apps that can really help in the removal process. It can be difficult to keep track of all the finer details of the move, but with the help of these useful apps, you should be able to keep everything under control and avoid a stressful experience when moving home.