Spring cleaning is something most of us want and need to do, but it’s sometimes hard to stay on track and motivated to get through it and accomplish all our cleaning goals. Our contributor, Arin Agase, shares five helpful apps that are sure to make spring cleaning easy and fun.
Spring has arrived, which means that it’s time to get down to business. ICYMI: We shared how to conquer spring cleaning in five steps, but we’re taking things even further today! To help with all of your spring cleaning needs, we’ve compiled some of the best apps to help you get everything done with ease. From tidying up your room to cleaning out your inbox and to-do list—we’ve covered it all! Don’t you just love living in the 21st century? Us, too! Please share your favorite apps for productivity below—we love hearing from you.
Tody: Motivate yourself (and your family) to clean more often with this smart app. Create cleaning tasks with frequency, and the app will tell you when things are overdue and when something was last cleaned (no cheating!). Each family member can actually track the chores they’ve done (see who’s slacking), and cross them off the to-do list (is there anything better than crossing items off a list?).
Think Dirty: Spring cleaning isn’t just about cleaning up the house, it’s also about cleaning up your life in general. Do your cosmetics have any toxic chemicals? How about your shampoo? Simply scan the products in the app and read the dirty meter. If any of your products get a rating of 10, it’s time to get rid of it. Think Dirty does all of your dirty work for you!
RescueTime: We’re all guilty of spending too much time on social media, and RescueTime holds you accountable by breaking down how you spend your time (a little shocking at first!). It lets you set goals, and shows you how much time you’re actually spending on social. Put yourself on ‘parental controls’ and block certain sites if you’ve been on them for long. I can’t lie, I’ve definitely had to block Facebook from my day at various times!
The Fridge: The fridge is definitely one of my favorite apps! It lets you record what you have in your fridge and pantry, and it will let you know when certain foods are about to go bad (crazy game-changer!). Oh, and the app will even recommend recipes to make with the ingredients listed. Sold!
Post-it Plus: As much as we all love sticky notes, they can start to drive you a little crazy. With Post-it Plus, you can snap a quick pic of all your stickies, and save individual memos within the app. This is a great way to declutter, and keep things paperless. It also looks super cool, so that’s a plus!