• Moving can be a stressful process. There are a lot of moving parts at each stage of the moving journey. It can be difficult to even know where to start, let alone keeping track of everything when you’re mid-process. Any help with any part of the moving process can help to reduce stress. So with that in mind, here are 10 of the best moving apps we recommend to help make moving easier.

    The Best 10 Moving Apps

    1. Mortgage Calculator UK – Free | IOS + Android

    To potential new homeowners, the thought of finding and taking out a mortgage can be a bit overwhelming. Trying to find out the amount of money you can borrow from the bank can be stressful, especially when you’re trying to work out things like potential bills and other monthly costs alongside it.

    The Mortgage Calculator UK app can help you figure out how much you should borrow, rather than what you could. Then you can work out how much your monthly repayments and interest will be. You can use it as an estimate against your salary to work out how much you can borrow while leaving enough for bills.

    2. Rightmove UK – Free | IOS + Android

    Now that you know how much you can borrow, it’s time for the fun part – looking for houses you like within your budget. The Rightmove UK app is one of the best apps to have when moving because you can search for properties via area, budget and requirements, for example; a 3 bed semi-detached house.

    Another great feature of the app is that each property shown will have useful information attached to it, such as how close it is to amenities, schools and what public transport is available.

    3. Google Maps – Free | IOS + Android

    There is a good chance that you’re already using Google Maps, as it’s one of the best apps for both navigation and for finding new places or services around you. Once you’ve found a house you like, you can use Google Maps to search the area, finding out how far away you are from major roads, train stations and services in the area such as restaurants, shops and gyms.

    You can use the directions feature on the app to see a rough estimate of how long it will take to get to any of these places, too. So it’s a great tool to find out how long your new commute might be from your new home.

    4. Sortly Home Inventory – Free | IOS + Android

    Sortly is a great app for cataloguing and keeping track of your belongings when mid-move. While there are paid plans, the free version app offers plenty of utility and should be enough to help organise your moving boxes.

    You can create and name folders, and then add items within them, including photos. This makes packing your things via room much easier, and stops the rummaging through every box to find that one thing you need after you have moved.

    5. Around Me – Free | IOS + Android

    In a similar vein to Google Maps, Around Me, can be used to find services, amenities and other points of interest. Unlike Google Maps, the map is specific to finding what’s around you, and can be filtered to find groups of things quicker, for example, showing only pubs around you.

    This app can be very useful when you first move to your new home, as it can help you get to grips with the area quickly and start to find your favourite spots.

    6. Pocket Bubble Level – Free | IOS + Android

    As the name suggests, this is a spirit level you can use on your phone. Once you’ve moved, having this app can be really handy for any initial DIY jobs you might run into when unpacking and decorating your new home. Since it’s on your phone, it is always likely to be on hand, which is convenient for quick jobs which you need to check are level, such as hanging up frames, paintings or shelves.

    7. Dulux Visualiser – Free | IOS + Android

    Painting and decorating can be a fun part of the process of settling into your new home. However, even when using tester pots, trying to figure out how a colour looks across an entire wall or room can be tricky. Using the Dulux Visualiser app can help to give you an idea of what a colour of paint will look like on your walls. It uses augmented reality technology to “replace” the current colour of your walls on your phone screen, letting you swap between multiple colours with ease.

    Not only can this help inspire you for a colour you might not have thought of, but also save you a lot of money on buying paint that you might hate after it’s on every wall.

    8. WhatsApp – Free | IOS + Android

    Like with a couple of the apps on this list, there is a good chance you’re already using WhatsApp, but just in case you’re not, here is why you should probably download it. WhatsApp is a free messaging app which can be used for messages and calls, and can be used for both one to one and group messaging. It’s also end-to-end encrypted, so you won’t have to worry about security, either.

    This is one of the best apps to have when you first move, as it’ll easily let you have a channel to communicate with new neighbours and people you meet. The group messaging can be great for organising meet ups with friends and family.

    9. Google Keep – Free | IOS + Android

    Google Keep is a great app for keeping track of tasks. You can create separate task lists for different areas and then have the lists you need within them. For example, you can have a separate “things to buy” list and then another list for “things to organise before moving” list.

    Because moving house has so many moving parts, this can help you to keep track of everything and make sure nothing gets missed. The app is simple to use and allows for quick edits, which means you can add new tasks on the fly as they come up.

    10. eBay

    When you’re getting ready to move and everything is getting put in boxes, you often find things you no longer need. It can be a great chance to de-clutter, and for getting rid of things eBay can be very useful. You can list things for sale, which people can then buy from you. So not only are you decluttering a bit, but you might even find you get a nice bit of cash from it too.

    Of course, there are many options for apps to get rid of things you longer need, for white goods removal you might need to contact a removal service. Another option to consider is donating some unwanted items to a local charity shop.

    If You Need Help With Storage

    Moving homes can be a stressful experience, especially if you have a lot of things to move. One way you can reduce some of this stress is buying using a service that offers personal storage units, which can be used to temporarily store some of your belongings while you move. This can be particularly useful while you wait for any storage deliveries such as shelving, wardrobes or cupboards.

    We offer a range of self-storage units which range in size from enough storage space for a 1-bedroom flat, to enough storage for a 4-5 bedroom house. We have a range of locations across the country, so you’ll be sure to find a storage solution that suits, starting from as little as £17.30 per week.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is There an App to Help Move House?

    There are many apps available which can be used to help make moving easier. Some apps, like Mortgage Calculator UK and Rightmove UK, can be used to make the initial stages of finding a property easier. Where apps like Sortly and Google Keep can help make the organisation stage of moving easier and less stressful.

    How Can I Move with No Help?

    If you’re moving with little or no help, there are some steps you can take to make things easier on yourself. Using organisation apps to help track what tasks you need to and by when will pay dividends. Also, buying moving boxes and then packing/labelling them by room will help organise your belongings and make unpacking easier. You can supplement this with organisation apps like Sortly, so you can digitally keep track of what’s in each box.

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