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Must-have apps and websites for moving home
Make your home move easier and trouble-free with these super useful apps and online tools
There are so many things to think about and organise when you’re moving home that it can be a little confusing. Fortunately, there are some great apps and online tools that will make the process smoother. We’ve picked six useful tools to help you get sorted.
Wondering how you’ll keep track of all your stuff? Try this app to make a detailed inventory of everything you own. Before the move, you can use Sortly to create a list to give to removal companies – handy for getting a quote and ensuring there are no nasty surprises on the day.
Once it’s time to pack up, you can create a folder for each box with photos and information, so that you know exactly where everything is, and what state it’s in before you move. There’s even a free moving checklist, to make the process even more stress-free.
Available on IOS / Android
2: Move Advisor
The MoveAdvisor app is completely free and aims to help you organise the move, hire professionals and keep everything on budget. The key feature is a detailed week-by-week moving timeline, which you can use to stay on track and keep costs on target.
The app provides reviews and performance rating for moving contractors, and allows you to obtain quotes, email inventories, design virtual rooms and instantly calculate how many moving boxes you’ll need.
3: Gone for Good
It makes sense to declutter when you move home, but this can be easier said than done. In the chaos of organising everything, who has time to lug bags of items and furniture to a charity store? If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the whole process, Gone for Good could come in handy.
The free app allows you to take photos of your items and send the images directly to your charity of choice. Gone for Good will then book a convenient time to pick them up, so you can get on with all those other moving-related jobs.
4: Around Me
Once you’ve moved in to a new place, the first few days are all about finding your bearings. AroundMe can make this easier, as it will help you locate all the useful shops, restaurants and services in your new neighbourhood.
Simply search for a particular type of service or business and AroundMe will give you a list in your local area. It will then transfer the information to navigation technology, such as Google Maps so you can easily find your way around.
Got a few jobs to do in your new home? Download Airtasker to find a suitable professional to help.
Whether you need someone to assemble furniture, do some last-minute cleaning or help landscape your garden, Airtasker will attempt to find them for you. Post your job and wait for skilled people to make an offer – then you can read their profiles and reviews before you pick the right person for your task.
6: I am moving
One of the most time-consuming and frankly, dull jobs to do when you move home is informing companies that your address has changed. So what if you could find a website that does it for you? That’s where I Am Moving comes in. All you need to do is search through the affiliated companies on the site and add them to a checklist. I Am Moving will then notify them all with your new address.
The website also offers a few extras, including a comparison tool for switching energy providers and a tool that blocks junk mail to your new address.
This article is for advice only. Taylor Wimpey are not affiliated with any of these companies.