I’ve been unorganized in my home until I discovered apps that can help me to be more organized. Now I don’t have to turn over all my drawers when I’m looking for literally anything. I also don’t stress every single evening anymore that I’ve perhaps forgotten something important during the day.
I now use apps to help me organize my documents and schedule my day. I even use an app to teach my kids that they have to complete household chores before receiving pocket money!
If you also want to save time and are looking for home organization apps to assist you, read on. Here are five apps I use to keep myself organized.
- Homer: Organize Home Information
- Tody: Optimize House Cleaning
- My Stuff Organizer: Use the Inventory
- Cozi Family Organizer: Sync Family Activities
- Homey: Kids and House Chores
Homer: Organize Home Information
This app is ideal to organize information regarding my home. I don’t have to spend hours to find documentation “somewhere in the drawer.” The app keeps track of and organizes all my information. It is designed to make it easy for me to add items to the lists, and to retrieve the information when needed.
The main feature of the app is that information on the app is backed up in the cloud. So I will not lose information when I’ve stored it. Even when my phone gets lost or stolen, I can retrieve the information with another phone from the cloud. And it’s always easy to add new items.
The Homer app stores photos of everything, whether it is my household items like furniture and appliances, or documents like my house lease or my passport. It saves the photos under specific tabs to make them easy for me to access and retrieve. I get a photo of the item and not only a description.
Download the App
The free Homer app is available for Android and iOS devices. To install it on my phone, I downloaded it directly from the Google Play Store onto my Android phone. iPhone owners can download the app from the App Store.
I created my free account and set up my residence type. I added items in the house to the app by taking a photo of every item, tabbed them, and stored them. I added information like make, model, and warranty information for high-priced items. Organizing using tabs means that I can retrieve information easily.
I can also take a photograph of the serial number of new appliances to save me time typing the detail into the app. I also took photos of all my important documents like contracts, vaccination records, and passports, and stored them under document tabs.
Tody: Optimize House Cleaning
The Tody app lets me stay on top of house cleaning and other chores. It helps me to organize my chores logically and to take my end-of-the-day stress away. I don’t have to worry whether I’ve forgotten some important chores I should have done during the day. The app helps to optimize my cleaning chores.
One great feature of the app is that it turns home cleaning into a game. My whole family can be involved as the app allows family members to sync plans across devices.
Another feature is that Tody can be customized to fit my needs: it works for households whether you are single or a family. Tody memorizes the tasks I am doing in the house and keeps track of when a task has been completed.
When it’s time to complete the same task again, Tody sends me a notification to remind me. I only have to add new tasks, as Tody remembers everything I’ve already done.
Download the App
To start using the app, I selected a room in my house. I thought of all the household chores I normally had to do in that room. I added all these tasks and indicated how often I wanted to do them. Then I repeated the process in every room until I’ve entered all the tasks.
The more accurate tasks are entered into the app, the better the app will assist me. With all the tasks entered, I just start with a task. When the task is completed I click on “Just did it.” When it’s time for the task again, Tody will send me a notification to remind me.
My Stuff Organizer: Use the Inventory
My Stuff Organizer is an app designed as an inventory to help me store the details of all the stuff I’ve purchased or already have at my home.
I don’t have to search all my drawers anymore to find documentation regarding my household appliances and other belongings. The app keeps track of all my information.
A great feature is that the app provides me with notifications when warranties are about to expire. The app also allows me to keep track of items I’ve sold, loaned out, or donated. To remind me to whom I’ve lent items, I can add the names of the person.
The app has a dashboard enabling me to get all stuff details in one place and I can switch easily between different features. It allows me to take photos of my belongings and the app will organize the information with tabs within the app. The app also makes backups to keep my information safe.
Download the App
I started to work with the app by taking a photo of every item in my house, tabbed and stored it on the app. I sometimes still find items that I’ve forgotten about in my closets. When it happens, I add them to my app and I’ll never forget about them again.
Now I don’t have to try and remember what an item has cost me when I want to resell it or have to provide the value for insurance purposes. I just check the app!
Cozi Family Organizer: Sync Family Activities
The Cozi Family Organizer is designed to be a home organization app. It is ideal to be used by all my family members. It offers my family the opportunity to sync our schedules. With this app, the family can manage everyday life and keep the whole family in the loop of family and individual activities.
The app has an easy-to-use color-coded calendar where I can view my own schedule and the family’s schedules at once. Apart from keeping everybody’s schedules organized, it helps me with my shopping lists.
It can keep separate lists for groceries and wholesale stores. The app can even keep all my family’s favorite recipes.
To make it user-friendly the whole family shares one account and we all access it using our email addresses. For security reasons we also have a shared family password.
Download the App
The basic app is free and provides most of the features. There is an upgrade available which is a premium ad-free version. It is available as an in-app purchase.
Homey: Kids and House Chores
Homey is a unique home organization app that offers me as a parent the possibility to transfer allowance money to my kids through this app, though this feature is not available with the free version. Most of the other features are available for free. It still allows me to set daily goals for their kids.
This is the ideal app to teach my kids about money through completing chores. It teaches my kids to work towards goals and then get rewarded when the goals have been reached. My kids can follow the percentage of their goals already met and plan how to complete the given task.
As a parent, I set up household chores my kids have to do. Most of the tasks can be recurring tasks, like emptying wastebaskets every evening. My kids can take a photo of the completed task and send it via the app to me.
Download the App
The basic app is free and provides most of the features. There is an upgrade available that I could purchase in-app.
This upgraded version will allow me to transfer the “reward money” for completed tasks directly to my kids’ bank accounts.
I’ve discovered that I don’t have to struggle with my household chores and the organizing of my information as there are apps available to help me.
These five apps have helped me save tons of time managing my home, and I know they can help you to do the same.