January Cure Helpers: 6 Apps to Help Clean, Organize & Declutter Your Home

January Cure Helpers: 6 Apps to Help Clean, Organize & Declutter Your Home

Jason Rodway
Jan 23, 2014
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Are you up for the January Cure? Reforming our living spaces to be cleaner, organized, and more comfortable is a noble goal to strive for. It just so happens that I know of a few apps to help with several aspects of the great cleanup. There are a plethora of home related apps for home inventories, home binders, design inspiration, DIY and repairs which will prove useful on the journey towards a reinvigorated household.

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Songza - Cleaning

When it comes to tasks like doing the dishes, vacuuming, or dusting, it always helps to keeps spirits high with some upbeat music. In these moments I like to pop on my headphones and put on the 'Walking on Sunshine' playlist in Songza, which provides me with positive, rhythmic, and bouncy tracks such as 'Come on Eileen', 'You Can't Hurry Love' or 'Love Shack'. These are just one of many preordained playlists to fit any task, mood, or event. Free - Available for iOS / Android / Windows Phone

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Good Will - Donating Unwanted Stuff

During the examination of your home's inventory, you may discover a lot of things you don't need anymore. Some might be worth a pretty penny to someone on eBay or Craigslist, but most of it will probably be eastier to drop off in bulk at your local donation center. Find your nearest donation point with Good Will, which uses your location to seek out nearby drop offs and their respective open/close times. Free - Available for iOS

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Evernote - Decluttering + Organization

Also during the search, you may find a lot of papers in various locations. Whether it's important documents, warranties for appliances, or recipes handed out in grocery stores, these all add up to one giant mess. Enter Evernote, which has the capability to scan these papers into a into digital form which can then be accessed anywhere the internet reaches. Evernote is also handy for making lists, reminders, calendar events, documents, and more to make the ultimate home binder. Free - Available for iOS / Android / Windows Phone

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BrightNest - Beginners Guide

Maybe this is your first home or you need a little help getting your abode up to code. BrightNest is the stylish, inspirational, and motivational app that flustered homeowners need. Create a cleaning schedule, organize your clutter, and get fantastic tips or advice on several focuses of the home that are bothersome. Wired magazine said it best: 'like Lifehacker for your home.' Free - Available for iOS

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MagicPlan - Home Layout

Once you've cleaned up a bit, the homestead now has a lot of new possibilities. Rebirth that living room by shifting the layout around, but save your energy with a little digital ingenuity. MagicPlan takes your room's dimensions with your smartphone camera and creates a flattened room layout to play with. Add in furniture and move it around to see what can go where. Free - Available for iOS / Android

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Unfilth Your Habitat - Maintaining Cleanliness

Once everything is done, maintain cleanliness and order with rigorous discipline. Some of us excel in this department, while others weren't born with Martha Stewart instincts when it comes to household maintenance. Enter Unfilth Your Habitat, a tough love app that when used correctly guides users towards less obvious chores around the house. Select a random one that takes either 5, 10, or 20 minutes, use the pomodoro timer to get productive (20 minutes of work, 10 minutes of rest), or create a list of tasks to accomplish. $2 - Available for iOS / Android

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