23 Useful Apps For Home Organisation, Cleaning and Decluttering

With 2016 coming to an end and a new year on the horizon, there’s no time like the present to get your home organised, decluttered and to put into place some proper cleaning routines that you’ll actually stick to, whether it’s just for yourself or for your whole family.

Thanks to the darker and colder nights of winter, it’s a great excuse to hibernate in the comfort of your own home. But why not be productive at the same time and make the most of the time you spend indoors and get your house in tip top condition? Clutter and untidiness is supposedly a cause for stress with the clutter being stagnant energy, so get rid of all the negative energy and streamline your home life ready for a fresh new start in 2017.

We’ve put together a list of 23 useful mobile apps (Android and iOS variety) that will motivate you and get you results to declutter and organise your home. Now, it might seem slightly odd that when talking about decluttering your home and lifestyle, we’re then asking you to add more apps to your (most likely) already cluttered smart phone but do bear with us, as when given the time and patience these apps will certainly make a difference! 

From organisation and cleaning apps, to decluttering apps and home improvement apps that will inspire you to revitalise your space, enjoy this selection of 23 at your leisure...

Home Organisation Apps

1) Wunderlist

Available for free on iOS and Android.

A to do list is the both the easiest and most effective way of getting stuff done and getting your home life organised. Wunderlist is a simple to-do list and task manager app where you can tick off your everyday jobs, share lists and projects with friends and family, plan for anything and get reminded of your to-dos anytime of day. 

2) Cozi Family Organizer

Available for free on iOS and Android.

Family life can be extremely hectic and usually comes in the form of schedules, appointments, reminders and generally just not enough hours in the day. Whether a small or large family, streamline the everyday tasks for everyone to access with the Cozi Family Organizer app. You can manage your jam-packed life and keep the whole family in the loop with a shared calendar, shoppings lists, to do lists, recipe box, and more features for a smooth-running home.

3) Home Routines

Available on iOS.

Home Routines is a mobile app which makes those repeated everyday tasks a bit more interesting. The basis of the app consists of lists of jobs that need to be done around the same time or on the same day, but there’s also daily messages, a built-in timer, focus zones and rewards for when you mark each task as complete. The Home Routines app is great for tracking daily tasks which need carrying out at home.

4) BrightNest

Available for free on iOS and Android.

Keep your home organised, clean, and streamlined with the BrightNest mobile app. From simple cleaning tips and basic maintenance to interior design ideas for your home, tackle important tasks with a tailored schedule, helpful on-the-go reminders, custom home tips and gain access to a plethora of useful articles.

5) Motivated Moms

Available on iOS and Android.

Balance is key when it comes to being a mum, as it’s important that you still allow some time for yourself. The Motivated Moms app is great for planning everyday chores and helping you to have a clean and organised home. This app is great for anyone who would like an easy system to outline their daily tasks. Simply consult the list, do the work, check it off for the day and enjoy your free time!

6) The Fridge App

Available for free on iOS.

The fridge messaging system gets a digital re-working with The Fridge App. Manage important information for the whole family in a fun and creative way, whilst being able to access on-the-go with this mobile app. Allowing multiple users to share content, key features include lists, invitations and events, bills, receipts, recipes and organising school information.

Home Cleaning Apps 

7) Tody

Available on iOS.

A to do list specifically designed to help manage your household cleaning routines and motivate you to keep your house clean on a regular basis, the Tody app is here to streamline your habits and get results. Tody puts you in control of your cleaning routines instead of cleaning routines controlling you. The app is easy to use with an intuitive set up and customised cleaning plan.

8) EpicWin

Available on iOS and Android.

Turn those boring everyday tasks into a fun game with EpicWin. Great for the whole family, EpicWin is a to-do list app with a role-playing game spin. So rather than just ticking off your chores and reminders, completing each task earns you XP to improve and develop your character in an ongoing quest.

9) Chorma For Chores

Available for free on iOS.

Share and organise your chores with your partner, kids, roommates, or even colleagues with the Chorma For Chores mobile app. By syncing different devices, you can coordinate with housemates and family members to organise who needs to do what when, which in turn leads to rewards which you call all use together.

10) Handy

Available for free on iOS and Android.

Why bother cleaning your house yourself when you can get someone to do it for you! Handy is the easiest way to book trusted and reliable home cleaners (they also provide painting, electrical and plumbing services as well). Everything can be run through the app from paying securely from your phone to checking the progress of your bookings.

11) Unfilth Your Habitat

Available on iOS and Android.

Unfilth Your Habitat is a home cleaning app with plenty of attitude! Yes, it involves quite a lot of yelling and swearing but it’s about motivation, and support, and accountability. If traditional housekeeping isn’t your style but your house needs some attention, discover this unconventional and refreshing app which leads to results. “Terrifying motivation for lazy people with messy homes."

12) You Rule Chores

Available for free on iOS.

Designed to get the kids helping with their chores by representing their own gaming character, the You Rule Chores app is a weekly race to the top. A powerful chore management app that gives parents ultimate control over family productivity while transforming kids into happy chore-doing maniacs.

Home Decluttering Apps

13) Sortly

Available for free on iOS.

There’s no more excuses for being unorganised and cluttered now that you know about the Sortly app. The ultimate organiser app, Sortly is easy to use and has multiple uses to suit your needs. Create a visual inventory of all your stuff with photos, QR labels, tags and notes. Manage, search and categorise everything with a simple home inventory and collectibles tracker, and you’ll soon realise just how much clutter you own.

14) TidyLife - Decluttering Checklist

Available on iOS.

Developed by the creators of the #1 cleaning app Tody, TidyLife is an app for creating smart checklists that help you organise your decluttering process. It also helps keep you motivated during your decluttering process by helping you visualise your step-by-step progress. If you want to undergo a KonMari-style decluttering, this is THE app for you.

15) Evernote

Available for free on iOS and Android.

Declutter your paperwork at home and in the office and streamline your notes with the app by Evernote. Letting you capture, nurture, and share your ideas across any device by syncing automatically, Evernote will change the way your organise your projects in everyday life, business and education.

16) Become Minimalist Counter

Available on Android.

Do you want to declutter your life? Do you want more time to do the things you love and live in a tidy and harmonious home? The Become Minimalist Counter app is a perfect tool for helping you do just that, and comes straight from the bestselling book "Minimalism: Right Decluttering for More Order, Time and Freedom”.

This counter app helps you to easily keep track of the amount of belongings you have whilst keeping them categorised, hopefully leading to a clutter-free lifestyle.

17) Zen Habits

Available on iOS.

The Zen Habits mobile app focuses on helping you to find simplicity in the daily chaos of everyday life. Aiming to clear the clutter in your life, the mobile app features a couple of powerful articles a week on: simplicity, health and fitness, motivation and inspiration, frugality, family life, happiness, goals, getting great things done, and living in the moment. You can tailor the helpful advice to your own needs and then aim to turn that advice into actions to get results.

18) Clutr - Helps You Declutter Your Living Space

Available for free on iOS.

Clear out the old, negative energy and make room and time for the important things in life, by reducing your clutter. The Clutr app on IOS is designed to guide you through your home decluttering process with Hampsy your personal assistant, resulting in clutter-free living for you and your family.

Home Improvement Apps

19) Houzz Interior Design Ideas

Available for free on iOS and Android.

Once you’ve decluttered and organised your living space, the Houzz Interior Design Ideas app is here to spark your imagination and help you to improve the style of your home. Whether you’re looking to completely renovate or simply redecorate a room of your house, this app has everything you need. Download the app today and discover ten million high-resolution photos that you can browse through by style, room and location.

20) RoomScan Pro

Available on iOS.

RoomScan Pro is a fantastic app for creating floor plans automatically and effortlessly. Simply place your smart phone on each wall and the app will draw an accurate floor plan of the room along with measurements. It really is that easy! Perfect to map out a new home or to plan any home improvements.

21) MagicPlan

Available for free on iOS and Android.

If you’re looking at making some home improvements and have the dreaded task of mapping out your floor plans, then the MagicPlan app will do the work for you. MagicPlan creates professional floor plans and work estimates, measures rooms and draws floor plans just by taking pictures.You can then add objects, annotations and other attributes to complete your plan. Please note that you will need a device that has a gyroscope or that is Tango-enabled.

22) Zillow Digs

Available for free on iOS.

The Zillow Digs mobile app is a hub for all home design, home improvement, and remodeling ideas. Discover a wealth of inspiration, collect images and share your favourite projects with family and friends. Get the information to make your project happen with cost estimates, paint colours and product details.

23) Paint Tester

Available for free on iOS and Android.

Colour can make or break a room design, so careful preparation and the right knowledge is valuable when choosing the colour scheme for a room. With the Paint Tester app you can see how new colours would look on your walls before you paint, by uploading a well-lit picture of the room you’d like to paint.