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Quicklets - 5 apps to help clean and organise your home


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18-05-2016 - By: Steve Mercieca

When an old-fashioned to-do list just doesn’t cut it anymore, Quicklets gives you the top 5 apps to keep your home clean and tidy.  

QUICKLETS - 5 APPS TO HELP CLEAN AND ORGANISE YOUR HOME

We know the feeling - you come home from work, the dishes have piled up, your laundry basket is overflowing, your plants are looking crisp, and it smells like something died in your fridge. 

A primitive to-do list just doesn’t cut it anymore. In this day and age nothing short of a cleaning and organising app will do. If you’re reading this article, you know you need one of these.

 

TODY

Suitable for: 

  • People who value simple yet effective methods
  • Any iOS owner 

 

No bells and whistles with this one really. You start by marking the areas at home that need attention, then either create your custom list or choose from a wheel menu of household tasks. You then choose how often to do the task and its current state: clean, due or overdue. 

You end up with a list of chores on a rotating schedule with progress bars and due dates. You can tick them off or reschedule. What’s cool is you can also set up an “Attitude Towards Cleaning” which suggests task frequency and turns on reminders.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tody/id595339588

HABITICA RPG

Suitable for:

  • iOS and Android - for free
  • Students/ teenagers 
  • People Who Like Video Games

 

This crafty app can be used as motivation for more than just cleaning, like to study and exercise as well. It’s in the name - it’s meant to change people’s habits.  In typical RPG format, you can personalise your character and go on ‘quests’. 

Players can get experience points and gold with every completed task. Over time, your experience points and gold will allow you to level up. The app also hosts community where players can motivate each other, team up on challenges and so on. A motivational role-playing game? Sold!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/habitica/id994882113?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.habitrpg.android.habitica

CHORMA

Suitable for:

  • Roommates or couples
  • People who care but need organisation
  • Those with opposing schedules

 

Chorma allows you to list and schedule chores and tasks as well as assign them. All household members earn points when completing tasks so it becomes a competition. Chroma even suggests individual or group rewards for high-scorers. 

https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/chorma-for-chores/id590954566

SIMPLY US

Suitable for:

  • Roommates or couples
  • Those who want to stay organised together

 

With roommates or a partner, you’re not, at least you shouldn’t, be the only one cleaning it. Get everyone to chip in using SimplyUs for free on iOS. You can schedule tasks and assign them. You can even sync it with other calendars like Google.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simplyus-shared-calendar-todo/id473329297

UNFILTH YOUR HABITAT

Suitable for: 

  • an 18-year-old’s first apartment or people who hate cleaning in general
  • Android and iOS owners

 

Tagline: “terrifying motivation for lazy people with messy homes”. Keeping this page PG-friendly, ‘filth’ replaces another f-word. The vulgarity of the app’s name foreshadows its style - a foul-mouthed, robot-version of a manic gym instructor with a 20/10 timer - 20 minutes of work, followed by 10 minutes’ break. 

Its impolite persona is motivational and makes you suck it up and get things done fast. You can choose to do a ‘Random Unfilthing Challenge’ or ‘Challenge by Room’, where the apps challenges you with a timer and you get stars to add to your ‘Unfilth Achievements’.  

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unfilth-your-habitat/id542909191

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ufyh.ufyh

WHY HAVE A CLEANING APP?

All of these apps are designed to help you get a grip on the broom handle. They will make chores less daunting and since they are all either free or cost under 5 euro, they really are for everybody.