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It’s that time of year again, folks. Two words: spring cleaning. None of us love it, but it’s a necessary evil. And, honestly, don’t you feel good when you’re little piece of the world is all spic & span? I know I do, even though it usually only lasts for a couple of days (if that).
Off topic a little bit for a second, but a few weeks back I got a Droid. I’ve always been an Apple girl, so I have been spending the last few weeks getting acquainted with my new phone. A few weeks ago, I was sitting on my couch playing around with my new phone, a dust bunny rolled by. Eventually I got up to pick the big old dust bunny up and throw it away, but before I did, I thought to myself, “I need to make this phone work for me.” And I did.
I decided to go into Google Play and search for apps that were going to make my life easier and help me get my house in tip top shape. I narrowed it down to seven of them, actually. Here they are (in no particular order).
1. Spring Cleaning Checklist
This is a free app that has spring cleaning checklists for every room in your house.
This app literally covers everything in your house. I mean right down to cleaning your blinds and wiping down windowsills.
You never know when this handy dandy app is going to be helpful when you’re cleaning. I used it to see what was under my bed (eek!) and for the closets in my house that don’t have lights in them.
There are quite a few different flashlight apps, but I downloaded the CM (Cheetah Mobile) Flashlight app for several reasons. It’s free, the flashlight loads fast and it’s super bright. Not only that, it uses very little power, so it won’t completely drain your battery.
This app also has features like an SOS button if you’re out & find yourself in a dangerous situation and it also comes with a compass.
3. Cleaning Tips & Tricks
This app has lots of cleaning hacks including how to remove stuck-on gum and various other stains.
It’s mostly pictures & the font is a little bit small, but I found it to be pretty helpful.
4. Clutter Rescue
Everything you need to help you get organized and get rid of clutter! Seriously.
This app has expert organisation advice, podcasts and videos that will help you solve the organizing challenges you have in your home. Not only that, they will help you figure out how to balance work and home and raise a family at the same time. Score.
5. How To Organize Your Closet
Once the rest of the house is clean, it’s time to organize your closets. This app has tips and advice on how to make that happen. No, I haven’t actually done it in my own house yet, but it’s on my list of things to procrastinate about…..er, I mean my to-do list.
6. Pandora® Radio
You need music while you clean, right?
Pandora is free and really easy to use. You can get your own personalized music station by simply entering the name of your favorite artists, songs or genres and Pandora will do the rest. Your music station will play only music you’ll love. And did I mention that it’s FREE?
Ok, so your house is clean and you’ve eliminated some clutter – not what?
If you’re like me, you have all the stuff you want to get rid of piled up on your dining room table, buuuuutttttt you could easily sell your stuff on Craigslist. Obviously, common sense applies when buying and selling goods on a site like this, so please do be careful.
All of these apps are available for your Android right on Google Play.
Do you have a favorite cleaning or organizing app?