The Most Useful Apps for Around the Home

Technology has streamlined our lives at work, at home, and during our leisure time. We’re constantly updated with emails and notifications from our bosses or our friends about upcoming deadlines or family parties. However, many of us are still old fashioned when it comes to using tech to improve the way we run our homes.

There are apps that can control the electronics in your home, remind you when it’s time to clean out the refrigerator, or even tell the people in your house when it’s their turn to take out the trash. We’ve built a list of the most useful apps that will help you spend less time planning and organizing around the home.

Smart house

Wifi technology is slowly escaping our cell phones and computers and making its way around our homes. Smart TVs are now the norm, and Amazon makes buttons that you can store in your cabinets that automatically order new paper towels or laundry detergent when you run out. Part of this home automation revolution is the introduction of apps that allow you to remotely control your home.

Kits like SmartThings or WeMo allow you to control lights, coffeemakers, and garage doors all from your smartphone.  What’s more, you can control them from work as long as you have signal on your phone. Many of these apps allow you to schedule items to turn on and off at certain times as well, which can help you save on electricity.

Apps to ease the moving process

If you’ve moved recently, maybe you used a checklist app on your phone to keep track of items while packing. What you probably didn’t know is that there are apps that help you even further, including choosing the best prices on moving companies.

Unpakt lets you add items that you’re moving to a list and tells you how many boxes you’ll need. Then it gives you a selection of movers and lets you compare prices.

Keeping up with the chores

The app stores are inundated with tools to help you stay on top of your schedule. But recent additions take it a step further to target other household needs.

Do you run a tight ship at your house? Or would you like to? iRewardsChart lets you track your kids’ progress on their chores and reward them for good behavior. You can award them cash allowance, time watching television, or whatever else you see as suitable rewards.

If you and your family or housemates have a hard time keeping track of whose turn it is to wash dishes, check out Chorma. It’s an iPhone app that let’s you add chores and coordinate them with other people in your house. No more excuses for not knowing it was your turn!

Creating your dream home

The best home and living apps aren’t just about chores and reminders. There are some great apps that are out there to help inspire you to personalize your home. Brightnest is an app that provides cleaning tips, recipes ideas, and DIY projects so your home can keep evolving as you do.

 

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