Most homeowners are currently dealing with an untidy home: a survey reveals that 54 percent of Americans are overwhelmed by the amount of clutter that they have. The clutter problem is mostly due to people buying more things, running out of room to store them, and not having enough time to clean and organize their home. Buying fewer items can help to reduce your clutter problem, but so can tidying up on a regular basis. Fortunately, there are some apps that can help you stay on top of your chores and have an organized home. Whether you need to fix a major mess or just have a way to stay on top of your clutter situation, here are some useful Apple apps to keep your home tidy and organized.
Sortly for Inventory Taking
Downloading an app won’t magically clean your home – you still have to spend some time and make an effort in order to stay on top of clutter and keep your house tidy. Start by doing simple things such as donating items that you no longer need, and set a regular schedule for tidying and cleaning every day. If you’re pressed for time, you can do small projects such as cleaning out a drawer, sorting your mail, or getting rid of junk mail. Spending just 10 to 15 minutes a day tidying up can make a difference: make organizing a part of your day so you can eventually conquer bigger messes.
If you need to keep track of all the items that you’ve put away, download the Sortly app. This home inventory app helps you to remember everything that you have at home, in storage, or in other properties. Use it to take photos of your things or scan QR codes; after that, you can sort them into folders by location. You can also use this app to take pictures of manuals, receipts, and other important documents so you’ll have a backup should you lose the original ones. With this app, you’ll be reminded that you kept old photo albums and Halloween decorations in the garage, and all your seasonal clothing is in the closet under the stairs. The Sortly app is free for all iOS devices.
Tody to Make Organization a Game
Decluttering becomes easier if you get everyone in the family involved. The Tody app helps you to create to-do lists and cleaning tasks for each member of the family, and it will let you know when a chore is due or has yet to be done. This app will also make home cleaning a lot more fun, since you can turn the chore into a game, and your family can check in to claim credit or points for all the tasks that they’ve accomplished. The Tody app costs $6.99 on the Apple Store, and requires iOS 10.0 or later on the iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch.
OfferUp to Manage Donations
If you’re thinking about selling a few of your barely-used items to make some extra cash, try downloading the OfferUp app. Simply take a photo of the item that you wish to sell, provide the details and the pricing, and upload it on the app. Your post will be seen by app users living within your area, and you can discuss prices and pick-up or delivery details in the app’s messaging service. The OfferUp app is free for all iOS devices, and requires iOS 10.0 or later for the iPhone and iPad.
Getting rid of clutter can make your home more visually appealing and inviting. Try downloading these Apple apps to stay on top of clutter and have a neat and tidy house.
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Working as a motoring writer gave Jacqueline Cowell the chance to put her past experience as a mechanic to good use, once she became a mother and decided to stay at home with her two young children. She now puts together pieces for a range of different motoring websites, but in her free time restores classic vehicles with her husband. She is also a regular contributor to Apple Tech Talk.