The best spring cleaning apps

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 16th, 2017
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad


Here in the U.S., we've completed our admittedly stupid ritual of moving the clocks forward an hour as Daylight Saving Time began this week. You still might be recovering from that lost hour of sleep (time travel is an odd thing, isn't it?), so the last thing you want to think about is cleaning. But now that the sun is staying out longer it's very well time to start preparing for spring cleaning. No one ever actually wants to do chores, but these handy apps should at least help streamline the process.


Chore Bank

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2009-07-07 :: Category: Game

$1.99


If you have kids, there's no better tool for managing those delicate allowance business negotiations. Chore Bank lets you create lists of chores, assigning a monetary value to each task. You can even write up a list of "consequences" should certain family members slack on their responsibilities.

BrightNest – Home Organization, Cleaning Schedule, DIY Crafts, Home Tips and Home Maintenance

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2013-03-17 :: Category: Game

FREE!


This pretty, color-coded app lets you schedule cleaning sessions and create to-do lists. When you're in the fray, you can even look up handy cleaning tips if you're having trouble.

Unfilth Your Habitat

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-07-20 :: Category: Game

$0.99


Unfilth Your Habitat does a great job motivating you to stop being gross. If you're the type that needs a little app robot swearing at you to get things done, well, this is the app for you. The app breaks bothersome chores into short, timed chunks. Complete a series of tasks within the alotted time or feel the app's wrath. It's not as scary as it sounds, and you can set breaks for yourself, too.

thredUP - Buy and Sell Clothing for Women and Kids

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-02-22 :: Category: Game

FREE!


Cleaning doesn't seem so bad when you can make some cash off of it. thredUP lets you do just that. Once you've sorted through your closet and set aside the clothes you don't need anymore, sell them on thredUP. Sending clothes to the service is completely free, and thredUP lists the clothes for you. All you have to do is ship them out.

How do you stay on top of your spring cleaning? Share in the comments below.

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