The Best Apps For Mobile Home Owners & How To Use Them

by Sep 27, 2019Blog, Decorating, DIY, Finance, Mobile home life, Pets, Remodeling, Repair




No doubt mobile applications have revolutionized how we live our lives. From banking to communication, they have brought about significant changes. But did you know that there are apps designed specifically to improve how you experience life in your mobile home?

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Many applications can help you to manage your household in terms of finances, chores, and loads of other things. Here is the list of our favorite apps for mobile homeowners and how you can use them to optimize your life.




Financial apps

One of the most significant potential stressors for any mobile homeowner is their financial responsibilities. Property can be a fantastic asset. But it comes hand in hand with its share of expenses.

Sometimes it can help to use an app to keep track of all your payments.

Chime

Chime is a versatile online banking application. It has several features specifically for paying bills. Therefore, it can be a fantastic tool for managing all your household expenses. 

You can set up the application to automatically pay your mortgage or rent.

On top of this, you can use it to keep track of all your household bills separately. And to automatically save some of your income.

Benefits of Chime:

  • Available on Android devices, iPad, and iPhone 
  • Automatic deposit feature for mortgages and rent payments
  • Helps you save money every month
  • Keep track of your bills
  • Payment notifications
  • No hidden bank fees

How to use

To get started, you need to apply for a Chime online bank account on their website. Overall, it is quick and straightforward. All you have to do is supply some personal information like your first and last name, social security number, email, and a password.

Now you just need to wait while they check if you are eligible. If you are, you can open up a spending account, savings account, or both.

When you’ve done this, you can download the application to your mobile device and log in. After you deposit some money into your account, you can start using it to manage your income and expenses.

Interior decorating applications

One of the most exciting times for mobile homeowners is planning a home makeover. Finally, you get a chance to be creative while improving your daily life. There are a variety of apps on the market to help you with your decorating needs from looking for inspiration to planning the process.

Homestyler – Interior Design & Decorating Ideas

Homestyler can help you address a variety of aspects of renovation projects. All in all, that is why it is one of the best decorating apps out there. It essentially takes on the role of your own personal interior designer.

Homestyler gives you access to a huge library of real household products to browse through. 

Modern bathroom design

One of its central features is that you can use the app to create mockups for your renovation. You can try out different looks with their virtual design tools to get an idea of the end result. This makes it a fantastic tool for brainstorming and planning. 

Benefits of Homestyler:

  • Available on Android devices, iPhone, and iPad
  • Share ideas with your friends and family
  • Connects with your social media
  • Search and view household products
  • Create floor plans
  • Find inspiration
  • Plan your design

How to use:

You can use the application throughout the decoration process. In the beginning, you can create and log into your account on your mobile device. Then you can access its vast library of decor to help you in creating your vision.

When you have done the initial brainstorming, you can play with the design. First, take pictures of the rooms you want to upgrade. Use the application’s features to switch to a 3D perspective of the space.

Now you can search for products that you would like and add them to the photo. Try out different items and styles and move them around to see what works best.

Once you have perfected your design, connect the application to your social media accounts like Facebook and Instagram to share your projects.

Home inventory apps

Keeping track of all your stuff is often quite a challenge. It is human to forget. 

But there is a solution. Inventory apps are absolutely brilliant. With one of these, it is finally possible to stay on top of things.




Sortly

Sortly is undoubtedly one of the best home inventory apps out there. It allows homeowners to keep a record of all their possessions in one place.

You can create folders for the different rooms or categories of objects in your home. For example, you can have a folder for your living room under which you list items like your couch, television, and PlayStations. 

Not only can you list the items. But you can add extra vital details and documents too like warranties and expiry dates.

All of this makes it much more manageable to organize your home. This information can be particularly useful when you need to make an insurance claim after a robbery or damage to your home.

Significantly you can even print out labels for individual boxes when you move. You can scan the QR code to check which items are in it.

That’s why it is one of those apps that every mobile homeowner should get.

Benefits of Sortly:

  • Available on Android devices, iPad, and iPhone
  • Try out the trial for free, or pay $5 for the pro version
  • Create labels for boxes when moving
  • Export the items to a CSV file, export to Dropbox, PDF, or Evernote
  • Organize items in folders
  • Keeps track of product information

How to use

Start by downloading the app and creating your account. Once you’ve logged in, you can immediately start adding items and creating folders.

It’s up to you in which order you should do this. However, we recommend that you start by creating the folders and then adding items to them. This will help prevent you from getting overwhelmed.

You can take photos of the item and then add more information if you want to. Some of the options on the app include the serial number, purchase date, SKU number, warranty expiration date, and more.

If the item has a product label, try scanning it with the app to load its details automatically.

You can add quantities as well, and the application can give you statistics on the total number of items in your mobile home.

For the furkids

It seems that Americans are a nation of pet lovers. According to the APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 67% of US households own a pet. Perhaps it’s no wonder then that there are so many apps to cater to pet owners.

Dog Monitor by Annie: Pet Sitter & Cat Video Cam

One of the top pet apps for mobile homeowners is Dog Monitor by Annie. As you might guess from the name, it’s an application that helps you keep an eye on your pet even when you’re not at home.

We all wish we can stay with our pets every day. But with work and other responsibilities, that isn’t always possible. That’s where Dog Monitor comes in handy.

With this app, you can see your pets through live video, hear them, talk to them, and monitor the device’s battery levels.

Dog on bed

Benefits of the DogMonitor are:

  • Multiple purposes like video, audio, and mic
  • Works via wifi, 3G, and LTE
  • Can download it on Mac OS, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Android devices
  • Fast configuration
  • Monitor your animal from an unlimited number of Owner Units
  • One license per family
  • Choose between weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly subscriptions – $0.99, $1.99, $2.49, $9.99
  • Unlimited reach
  • Monitor multiple pets

How to use:

Luckily, this app is easy to set up and use.

First, you need at least two devices. You will leave one in your mobile home with the pet, and you can take the other one with you. The one at the house needs to have a camera.

Secondly, you need to connect the two devices. The application has an automatic search option, or you can use a QR invitation code. Both of them need to be connected to the internet when you want to use them. You will follow the same process to add more devices.

Put the device on a spot so that the pets will be visible on camera. Make sure the speakers aren’t blocked, depending on what functions you want to use.

Once in the app, you can personalize several features like changing the noise level, notifications, and so on.

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle

As good stewards of our planet and the resources we have, most of us probably want to live greener lives. But there’s a huge difference between intention and action.

If you want to live more sustainably, then this one’s for you.




Joulebug

Joulebug is a perfect app for mobile homeowners. You can use it to help build eco-friendly habits. And then it awards you for the progress you make.

The application has features to allow you to track sustainable actions that you take and gives you suggestions on changes you can make. For example, it encourages you to switch off unnecessary lights, save water, and recycle your household waste.

On top of this, you can link it to your mobile home’s utility bills. This way, you can easily keep track of how much money you are saving by becoming more energy efficient.

Benefits of Joulebug are:

  • Motivates you by giving awards and points
  • Helps you save money
  • Available on Android devices, iPad, and iPhone
  • Links to your social media
  • Allows you to compete with your friends

How to use

Overall, the best apps are often ones that are easy to use. You can download the app from Google Play or the AppStore. It will then prompt you to set up an account. The options it gives you are through your Google account, Facebook account, or email.

After this, you are ready to go. The application has tabs for different categories like transportation, energy, and habits. Each gives you ideas for how to be more sustainable. To track your actions, go to the relevant activity and click buzz.

Besides this, you can find challenges to compete in, as well as set up notifications to remind you to stay green.

Home maintenance

Whether you live in a mobile home or a conventional home, you’ll need to perform home maintenance. No matter what you do, things will break. Did you know there’s an app for that?

Centriq

Thanks to Centriq, maintenance can now be more accessible than ever before. Did your washing machine break? Can’t find the manual for your fridge? Need someplace to store receipts?

In all these cases and more Centriq has you covered. It is any homeowner or handyman’s dream. 

The app gives you access to resources like manuals, videos, tutorials, and more for all your household appliances. And it makes it easier to contact a professional or even to order spare parts.

Plus the app uses your phone’s inbuilt camera to scan documents related to your appliances so that you can keep them safe.

Benefits of Centriq:

  • Available on Android devices, iPad, and iPhone
  • Helps you manage important documents
  • Free to download and use
  • Access to home maintenance resources
  • Recall notifications

How to use

The first step is to create and log into your Centriq account. Add your mobile home’s address to your profile so you can track where your items are. This is especially useful if you have more than one house. You can add your work’s location too, if you want to.

Documents

Next, select the relevant address and choose the group that is relevant to your appliance. Now take a photo of the product label to load the specific model onto your account. Otherwise, you can manually type in its details. Then you can finish adding the item.

Note that the app can take 24-72 hours to recognize the appliance.

Once this is done, you can upload vital documents like your receipts and warranties to the app. And you can use it to access a wide range of resources to help you perform repairs and maintenance on the product.

The utility of apps

There seems to be no limit to the number of handy applications out there. Using any of these is all about improving your quality of life. If you want to make it even better, remember that there are plenty of other small projects you can jump on to make your house as attractive as possible.



 

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