Are you feeling bogged down by a never-ending list of household chores? You’re not alone. With most of us locked indoors amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, it feels like these chores pile up with every passing minute. Fortunately, we all have a trusty companion to help us out with these chores. Yes, we are talking about smartphones. You can choose from a bunch of phone apps to help you with various household duties. Here are 5 of the most helpful apps.
This app lets you take charge of your household chores by setting up recurring routines. You can create a routine, set a day to do it, and earn a gold star when you complete it. The app allows you to create detailed cleaning lists based on up to seven “focus zones”. Lastly, you can challenge yourself by setting a built-in timer to complete a particular chore. Another cool feature is all the chores and lists are stored locally on your phone, so you don’t need an active internet connection to access them.
Household chores need not be the responsibility of just one person. That said, it can get a tad difficult to delegate and keep track of all of them. This is where Cozi comes in. Every family member needs to have this app on their phone. Since it’s the same app for all, you can share common tasks, or assign specific tasks to specific members. Initially it may take a little time to set up all the tasks, but once you do, the rewards will be worth the effort.
Doing laundry is a big part of household chores. To be a pro at it, you must know how to read and decipher washing instructions on every piece of clothing. Since most of us can’t, we can instead rely on a smartphone app. The Laundry Day app lets you scan the tags on clothes, and then tells you how to wash them the right way. It does so by deciphering the various symbols you see on these tags. Additionally, the app also offers many tips on washing, bleaching, drying, ironing and more.
If you have a lot of plants at home, then you will appreciate what the Happy Plant app brings to the table. The app essentially reminds you to regularly water plants by making the task a simple, yet addictive game. It lets you name your plants, build up watering streaks, and also create time-lapse videos of your plants growing.
This app is for those who don’t like doing chores and need that extra bit of motivation to get off their couches. Unfilth Your Habitat aka Unf**k Your Habitat believes in shouting and swearing at users to give them that extra push to get tasks done. Like a traditional app there is a built-in task manager, various challenges, and even a timer for each task. But unlike other apps, there’s a motivation button that is anything but subtle with messages like– “Nice Ass. Now get off it.” Needless to say, this app is not for the easily offended!