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Apps for New Homeowners That Help You Go Green




Buying a home for the first time is one of the most exciting events in life. There’s a huge sense of freedom and security that comes with holding the deed to your property. Buying an existing home instead of buying new can also help you go green. Owning real estate comes with responsibilities, and thankfully, there are apps for new homeowners that make life easier and greener.

As a new homeowner, you likely recently finished the complex financing and closing process on a home. As you settle in and get organized, you need as much help as possible to tie all the loose ends. 

New homeowners are busy moving, connecting with new neighbors, installing home security systems, and scheduling law maintenance. Various apps will help you move your projects along.

Let’s explore five popular apps on the market today and how they support a green lifestyle:

1. Try Centriq to Manage Green Home Appliances

Centriq is an app recognized by the National Association of Home Builders as a winner for their “Game Changer” award. It is an app that makes project management easy. Managing the maintenance of your appliances becomes a simple task.

All you have to do is simply take a picture of the product label, and Centriq will go to work to bring you a list of resources that will lead you to a solution. See user manuals, troubleshooting guides, tutorial videos, and more. There’s no need to print out a heavy manual with instructions, when you can find them online to stay more eco-friendly. 

If you need to purchase parts to fix your appliance, you may order them right from the app. The app also can alert you if there’s an appliance with a standing manufacturer’s recall so that you don’t purchase a defective item and if there are refurbished parts to help you recycle.

2. Nextdoor Connects You to The Neighborhood Without Paper

Nextdoor helps you connect to your new community by giving you the ability to participate in group chat with your neighbors. This app comes in handy even before selecting your new home. It is a great way to become familiarized with communities that interest you before making your home purchase. It’s a green resource for events instead of handing out flyers all over the place. 

You will also stay current with community updates and improvements. For instance, Nextdoor racial profiling was recently met by anti-racism notifications and ways for users to report hate speech. That way, the app helps keep your family safe and informed.

3. GreenPal Helps You Maintain Your Yard

You can think of GreenPal as the Uber for your lawn. Connect with trusted professionals in your new neighborhood that will bid on your lawn care projects. GreenPal makes your life more convenient by allowing you to pay contractors through the app.

Plus, you don’t even have to be home for your lawn to be serviced since it can all be arranged through the app. It’s a better way to hire people instead of blindly hiring off a directory. 

With GreenPal, you’ll be able to see ratings and profiles for lawn care pros near you, many of which are available to serve you the very next day.

4. Try Landscaping Options With iScape

When designing your home’s landscape, iScape provides an easy platform where you can easily visualize your projects. All you have to do is take a picture of the outdoor space and upload the image to the app to select various designs. You’ll be able to see the results immediately and make changes in the app instead of wasting paper. You go green by using less products that aren’t recyclable. 

Whether you’re renovating your garden, buying patio furniture, or designing your very own outdoor retreat, iScape makes it fun for you to plan, design, and visualize your projects. In addition to organizing your ideas, you can also purchase items directly from the app, making it much faster and easier to complete your project.

5. Start the Process With Moved

As a new homeowner, it’s challenging to move. You will likely move items from your current home, use storage facilities, and possibly move things out of the new residence. Moved is an app designed to be your trusted moving concierge.

The app is a “one-stop-shop” for everything you will need before, during, and after your move. Besides arranging movers, trucks, packers, and packaging materials, it also enables you to sell items you don’t want anymore. 

Moved will connect you with a moving assistant to help you manage all moving processes, including mail forwarding services.


As you can see, technology makes life much easier for new homeowners and it helps them go green by wasting less resources. Finding and moving into a new home is a significant life event requiring resources and connections at your fingertips.

Being a new homeowner can bring many challenges. These five apps help you manage your projects with ease. They are sure to help you easily and quickly accomplish the tasks homeowners have in decorating, maintaining, and managing their new home.

Which app will you try today?

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