7 Organization Apps to Get Your Home in Order
You have a lot going on in your life, and juggling it all can be incredibly hard. When you discover a jug of milk in your fridge that expired three months ago, misplace your keys, or can’t find your grandmother’s cake recipe that you desperately want to make, you may feel beaten down by life. But the little details don’t need to overwhelm you! The right organizational habits can help you keep track of everything without missing a beat. These seven organization apps may help you get your home (and life) in order.
If you misplace things often, Tile might be just what you need to save yourself hours of searching. Tile is much more than an app. To use Tile, you purchase small Bluetooth trackers and place them on anything you’re concerned about misplacing. Then, you can connect them to the app to ring the item you’re looking for as long as it’s in range. If you let the app run in the background, it will even record where your items were last detected and display them on a map.
Warranty information, receipts, and product manuals can be virtually impossible to keep organized. Even if you keep them, there is a strong chance they end up in a big pile and finding what you’re looking for is a harrowing experience full of paper cuts. Centriq aims to take some of the work out of it. Just snap a picture of the product label of your refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, and other appliances. The app then supplies manuals, information on parts and accessories, and possibly even instructional videos.
Cookbooks take up shelf space, and looking through them to find the one recipe you’re looking for can be time-consuming. Old family recipes tend to take up less room, but do you really want to chance it by looking at your great-grandmother’s handwritten recipe near a hot stove? BigOven can be a solution to multiple problems. Not only does it have a searchable database with hundreds of thousands of recipes, but you can also upload your own favorites for easy access. The search feature allows you to find the recipe you’re looking for quickly. Plus, you can make a grocery list in the app for easy shopping.
You know that awful feeling when you realize you’ve let a product expire? We’ve all had it. With a fridge full of products, it can be hard to keep track of what you have. NoWaste can help you see what you have and what’s expiring so you have a clearer idea of what you need to buy and what you should use before it goes bad. Plus, NoWaste allows you to scan your barcodes and receipts, so inputting the information isn’t overly complicated or time-consuming.
Sortly is marketed primarily towards businesses, but the same features that make it popular with businesses can make it a powerful home organization tool. Sortly is designed to keep track of inventory. With Sortly, you can take pictures of your receipts, product information, manuals, and other important documents and keep them neatly organized in the app. Not only might this help you keep track of important details, but it may also come in handy for insurance purposes. Who knows, your insurance agent may thank you someday!
If you like the movie “Clueless,” Stylebook may seem like a dream come true. Just like Cher Horowitz used a computer to select her clothes for the day, you can use this app. Snap photos of your clothes, and Stylebook allows you to mix and match garments to put together a look. Once you’ve added all your clothes, you can look through your whole wardrobe without going into your closet or dresser. Plus, it might prevent you from forgetting items when they get pushed to the back of the closet.
Notes can act as handy reminders that save key information, like dates and phone numbers. However, finding your notes to yourself can be tricky. Evernote makes it easy to record information, whether you use written notes, photos, or voice recording. With all your notes in one convenient place, you might be able to avoid dumping out your purse, turning your house upside down, or searching your car to find the notes you left for yourself.
Organization apps are convenient, but they aren’t the be-all and end-all. You may need to experiment to find the best organizational methods for you. Have you already found a next-level organizational strategy? Share your tips and tricks in the comments section below!