It’s that time of the year, again! All of the pollen floating through the air, the sinuses flaring up, and the uncontrollable urge to just clean the heck out of your home and life. We get it, which is why we’re offering up a collection of Spring Cleaning applications to help you out!
Below you’ll find a breakdown of our Top 10 Spring Cleaning Apps from top to bottom. We’ve got a handful of offerings designed to make you more efficient, help you make a little more money, and generally kick the pants off the start to your spring. Ready to get rolling? We are to!
1. ChoreBank – $1.99
Have children? Want to be sure they help out around the house to keep things nice and tidy? If so, then you should look into investing in ChoreBank. This two dollar application makes it incredibly easy to encourage your kids to help out, and in a very practical way. Assign chores to your children, and when they’re done with them, check ‘em off in-app. This translates directly to money being added to their “bank account.” Simple rewards, simple effects, and dramatic results! Though it still won’t help you with the potty training. . . .
2. Rumgr – Free
If your spring cleaning is like ours, then it likely ends like this: You’ve rearranged everything in the closet, but there’s still a mound of unwanted items just lingering in the hall, waiting to be trash canned. With that in mind, use Rumgr to put them all up on the Web’s garage sale for free! Snap a photo, and you’re done! There are no messy tags, descriptions, or anything else to worry about here. Just simple, local selling of those items you’d rather not look at again.
3. Cleaning Manual – Free
We’ve all been there: You’re looking at that stain on your shirt, wondering just what in the heck to do to get rid of it. On the one hand you could call your mum. Or, on the other, you could just download Cleaning Manual for free on the iPhone. It offers exactly what you think it might, and will give you detailed instructions on how to deal with any and all cleaning conundrums during your spring cleaning.
4. Good Housekeeping @Home – Free
This one might seem like a no-brainer, but trust us: If you’re looking for some general home improvement tips, cleaning advice, or various other tit-bits worth having, go ahead and snag this free app by one of the most trusted home advice sources on the planet. They offer a good yearly roundup of advice to get you going, and if you’re in need, you can hardly go wrong with the price.
5. House-Keeper – $0.99
We’re not here to try and “sell” you on any one application. That being said, we seriously love what this one has to offer. If you’re like us, you’re pretty terrible at keeping up with all of the various household items and chores that need doing: Air filter, cleaning the carpets, smoke detectors, etc. The solution? Just use House-Keeper to get it all done at once! The app automatically tracks everything that needs doing, and when you’re ready to mark something off, it’ll reset that marker until the next time. It’s simple, effective and only a buck.
6. Housekeeping from Howcast – $0.99
Not sure how to do something in the house? In other words, didn’t pay attention as a kid, and now you’re wondering how mom got her bathrooms so sparkling? A quick solution is to download Housekeeping from Howcast. It’s got video after video offering explanations, in-depth data, and more than enough information to get you going in a jiffy.
7. Organized Home – $4.99
We don’t tend to recommend eBooks that often, just because they don’t quite meet our definition of “apps.” But with Organized Home, we’re going to go ahead and do it. The app is a Vook (video eBook) that gives detailed explanations of how to live a more organized, productive life. It’s marvelously funny, endlessly informative, and only five bucks—that’s a lot less than a good self-help book is going to cost you.
8. The Laundry Pal – $0.99
Overall, we tend to be pretty good with our laundry. We separate the colors and the whites, we wash things at the appropriate temperature, and we actually know when to use bleach. However, even we need a reference for some of our heavier winter items. This is why we have The Laundry Pal: It’s a one dollar application that makes it a cinch to figure out exactly how in the heck to clean that thing. Seriously.
9. HomeRoutines – $3.99
Are you looking for a more intense way to stay ontop of your house-hold cleaning? If so, then there’s no item we’d recommend more than HomeRoutines for the iPhone and iPad. This is the big bad mother of them all, offering timers, zone-specific cleaning reminders, and full-on routine management for those small items that you deal with on a daily basis. If you have four dollars to spend, and are ready to have your life taken over in a cleaning regime, this is the one for you.
10. Home Inventory – $4.99
Lastly, we have an app that helps you keep tabs on absolutely everything in your home. Want to remember what the serial number and purchase date is for that new stove? Worried about the warranty on an item, and want to keep a record of it? Home Inventory does all of this and more, allowing you to store essential data points on literally everything in your house. Literally. We’re talking everything.
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