Helpful apps for a stress-free home move
Moving home’s always a time full of excitement and uncertainty. One thing’s for sure – if you’ve decided to move, you’re going to busy for the next few months! So when it comes to your energy, home services and insurance, we want to help you keep things simple as possible – and all within easy reach. That’s why Moving Home on the British Gas app makes it a doddle to switch or add services to your new home.
How the BG app can help
Whether you’ve been with us a while or you’re considering us for the first time, we can help you tick away on that to-do list. That includes switching your energy supply over, ensuring you don’t overpay on your final bill, and making sure that once you’re settled in, your new home’s protected should something go wrong.
And here’s a few other moving home apps that can help you stay focussed on the task ahead…
Looking to move
Rightmove, Zoopla and Findaproperty are great house finding apps places to start the search for your new home. You can look and compare area prices and have a good nosey in places to rent or buy. They’re a great way to gauge where the market is, what you can afford budget-wise, and the property’s sale history.
Or, if finances are tight and you’re looking to split the costs of renting, Spareroom shows you available rooms and potential flatmates in the area, so you can reduce the cost of renting or mortgage costs with a lodger.
And then the Pro Move Planner is another helpful addition to your pre-move prep. With so much to keep on top of, it’s an easy way to keep organised and keep things moving in the right direction – especially if you’re running out of fridge magnets!
Make your move
Once you’ve got a date in the diary for your big move, then prepare you must. And make no mistake – moving your life from here to there is no small task! Check out our top packing tips for more on how to ace the big-move pre-prep.
Before moving home is a great time for a cathartic declutter, too. You can sell some of those long-unused possessions that not only take up valuable packing space but can also raise funds for personalising your next pad. Win-win!
Check out the eBay app and register with them to make sales. Do bear in mind that you’ll need to weigh the items you’re selling before you’re able to post them – so don’t pack your weighing scales just yet!
Another way to lighten your packing load and top up on good vibes, is to give your unwanted possessions a new loving home through charity donation apps. They’ll be grateful to pass on electricals, books you’ve read and any of those shirts or jumpers that never saw the light of day. In the case of bulkier items, such as furniture, many charities also do a pick-up service, too. So definitely worth checking out before you start packing up.
In your new home
Once you’re in your new home, there’s lots of ways we can help. As well as competitive home insurance rates, we offer a range of HomeCare services or individual cover packages that cover your heating, plumbing, drains and electricity should something go wrong. And for a truly smart app experience, you can link and control your home eco-system through our partnership with Hive and the Hive app. With smart thermostats, radiator valves and home security, it’s a great way to create a space that’s in tune with your lifestyle.
So there you have it – a range of apps that can make your move a smooth, seamless experience. Best of luck and happy moving!