Sweeping, mopping, dusting, doing laundry, cooking … We all would like to get home and find ourselves with the sometimes endless list of household chores done. But the truth is that, if we do not want or cannot afford a professional to do it for us, but we also do not want to give up that feeling of well-being and tranquility that provides us with seeing our home clean and tidy, we will have to mentalize ourselves and do it ourselves.
Luckily, technology is on our side and there are more and more applications and tools that make our daily lives easier, since they allow us to have controlled and organized everything we have to do and buy .
If you are one of those who always intends to have everything ordered but does not get it, these applications are for you:
This application is going to become your great ally for the organization of home cleaning . It is a tool that works like a calendar and that very simply reminds you of the pending tasks .
All you have to do is enter the app with such simple commands as: cleaning the windows, vacuuming, changing the sheets, putting a washing machine … and then establishing a regularity period for each one, for example: every week, every two weeks, once a month …
In this way, you will only have to open the app and you will have a list of things that you must do that same day if you want everything to stay in order.
Clean House is an application for Android, although on iOS devices there is a practically identical called Home Routines.
Out of milk
This application replaces the typical piece of paper that you have prepared at home with the shopping list and that, magically, is always lost in your pocket on the way to the supermarket.
With it you will be able to create your shopping list with all kinds of details : price, units or places to go to buy each thing. And the good thing about this application is that it allows you to order what you need by type of category , for example: drugstore, butcher, drinks, pharmacy products … All this can be accessible to as many people as you want , making it very useful on certain occasions, such as the case of a shared apartment.
In addition, Out of Milk allows you to create your own inventory of things you already have at home and update it, and the same app will notify you when it thinks you need to buy a certain product.
This app works on Android, iOS and any web browser.
This is another of the essential applications for the kitchen of an organized home . The main functionality of Big Oven is that it is an inventory of hundreds of recipes according to the food in question: breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is also a great ally, since it allows you to plan menus for days and weeks and update them, and according to these, it generates a shopping list that establishes exactly what you have to buy to prepare the dishes.
Big Oven has apps for iOS, Android, Kindle and Windows Phone.
You need a Budget
This application allows you to keep track of income and household expenses . The operation is simple: we simply have to enter the amount of money that comes into the house and all the expenses that we have during the month. The app itself will be in charge of calculating and displaying them for months, with the possibility of creating evolution charts.
As an advantage, it can be synchronized with different devices and users. As a disadvantage, it is paid: around 60 euros (one-time payment). However, there is the possibility of trying it for free for a month.
This last application is a very complete tool, since it allows integrating, on the same platform, all the functionalities that the previous applications offer individually. Thus, you can establish lists of household chores, shopping, control of income and expenses … Also, as a strong point, it can be synchronized with Google Calendar . There is a free version of the application and also a paid version with extended functionalities such as the possibility of creating a shared contact list or setting birthday reminders.
The only downside to most of these apps is that they are currently only available in English . Still, they can be great allies in our routine. Of course, we must be clear that it will be the attitude and willpower with which we face these tasks that will determine if we can achieve our objectives.