So, you’ve finally made it into your first home! You’ve moved out of your folk’s house or out of your flat share and you are you finally a grown up. The stress of organizing the move and setting up the mortgage or the rental is behind you and you can start to settle in. Now the fun begins!
Check out these super useful apps to keep your new home safe, secure and clean and to save you a lot of cash.
Cleaning via an app has never been so easy
Living in your own home is great but now you are responsible for cleaning it. This can take up much more of your time that you realize and there are so many other things that you could be doing! It is now super easy to get a cleaner to come into your home and do the cleaning for you. Simply pick up your smartphone and download the Whizz cleaning app. This allows you to tap in your postcode and arrange for one of the cleaners to visit your home. They all have to pass a seven step selection process and are police checked for your peace of mind. You pay via the app so there is no need to hand over cash. If you get home and are disappointed with what they have done, another cleaner will be dispatched, free of charge, to do a better job!
Remotely control what is going on in your home
You no longer have to be in your home to control what goes on in there. You can now do this via a Wi-Fi connection from anywhere in the world. Download the SmartThings app onto your smartphone and purchase the SmartThings hub and let the automation begin! You can set it up so that several rooms, sensors and devices are connected and you can control the security, lighting and much more. Set up a Good Morning, Goodbye, or Good Night routine and even the doors could be opened for you when you need it.
Stop worrying about your home when you are out
Living in your own home is a big responsibility. There is no-one that you can call if you think you have left the grill on when you are half way to work! You end up having to come back to check and that makes you late for work. With a frantic lifestyle, this could happen several times a week! Belkin’s WeMo is a great piece of kit that turns anything you can plug into the wall into a smart device. You can download the app onto your smartphone and control sockets from wherever you are.
A quick check of your smartphone provides reassurance that everything is turned off. If something is left on, you can switch it off using your phone. You can even turn the coffeemaker on from your bed or schedule it to start at a particular time every morning! You can automate as much or as little as you like.