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5 Apps for New Homeowners

5 Apps for New Homeowners

Staying organized during the purchase and move into a new home is always a challenge.  There are so many tasks to keep track of from financing to planning a move and deciding on new décor.  But with the help of a smartphone or tablet, the following Apps provide the perfect tools to help new homeowners navigate this hectic and exciting time.


My Move (iOS, Android)

The My Move application is a moving app that is designed to help you find the perfect moving company and organize your move with features such as:

  • Customizable moving checklist with preloaded selections.
  • Request a free moving estimate.
  • Tips for selecting a moving company.
  • Check the moving company’s record – reviews, ratings and comments.
  • Write a moving review on a company.
  • Moving notes to keep you organized and never miss a thing.
  • Distance (on route) calculator between your locations.


Moving Van (iOS)

As each box is packed, use this app to detail the contents, take photos of the items in the box, and assign each box with a unique name or number. With Moving Van, if you need to find a particular item which is still not unpacked, you can simply search for that item and immediately identify the box you need to look in. Similarly, if you need to quickly remind yourself what is in each box, you can quickly view each box's content. This feature is important when putting boxes in long term storage, and can even be useful for insurance purposes.


DIY Remodel Cost Calculator (Android) /Handy Man DIY (iOS)

These handy DIY Calculator applications are designed to help you estimate the amount of materials you need for common DIY jobs.   All you need to do is enter the dimensions of the job at hand, and the calculator does the rest!


ColorSmart by Behr Mobile  (Android and iOS)

ColorSmart by BEHR® Mobile is an easy and convenient way to find, coordinate and preview a BEHR® paint color for all of your paint projects.  Features include:

  • Browse through any of the BEHR Premium Plus Ultra® and Premium Plus® colors
  • Photo-match to a BEHR color with our photo-match tool
  • Preview your colors in different rooms and styles
  • Share your latest project on your Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Save colors, room images, calculations and store locations to your account
  • Store Locator helps you find The Home Depot store nearest you
  • Paint a room image with touch-and-tap technology



House Maintenance (Android)/ Brightness (iOS)

Get on track from the moment you buy your home with a Home Maintenance App to set your home maintenance schedule and set alerts to make sure you don’t forget to change your filters, flush your water heater and tune up your HVAC units.



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