Make cleaning a breeze with these iOS apps that help you organize, tidy, and clean like a champ!
Life is busy and cleaning the house doesn’t always make it to the top of your to-do list. Luckily we live in a time where there is an app for just about every need, so we rounded up the 12 best cleaning apps for your iPhone or iPad.
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How it helps: Done helps you create healthy routines by helping you set goals, tracking your progress, and then motivating you with streaks/chains. Unlike so many other habit apps, Done lets you set a goal and track it multiple times a day, not just one time per day.
I’ve tried several different habit tracker apps to monitor and increase/decrease the frequency of several activities in my life, but none of them come close to Done. A lot of these apps can have too many features, which I find gets in the way of successfully altering a habit. Done is simple, attractive and easy to use, while still providing a more than detailed breakdown of your habit statistics. When I found that I wanted to track a few smaller aspects of a certain habit, I discovered the journal feature. The journal feature was one of my favorite parts because it allowed me to write down the information and details about a specific day.bardentreblemakers in the App Store
How it helps: OurHome is a new and simple way to organize your family. Kids will be motivated to do chores and take responsibility while parents can reward them for their effort. There’s a shared grocery list and a family calendar to keep everyone coordinated.
I rarely review apps, but this one deserves it. Trying to run a 7 person household is rough, but this app helps! I love this customizations available. I can assign chores on a rotating basis throughout family members, or set them to be always available, and everything in between. I love that you can have multiple admins, so you can share the responsibility of approving tasks and assigning them.SDDizzle in the App Store
How it helps: Tody is a smarter to-do list for managing household cleaning routines. It will optimize and motivate your cleaning. You can organize tasks by need rather than date, visualizes cleaning progress for motivation, and turns home cleaning into a game!
There are three modes of cleaning. Relaxed, Standard, and Proactive. By choosing your style of cleaning it will automatically suggest the amount of days, weeks, or months for the preprogrammed cleaning guide. This is really amazing especially since it suggests things that someone might forget like washing your outside Windows or wiping down your inside doors. I highly suggest you just load everything in that is listed for each area unless of course you don’t own it…It’s well worth the money and the capsule colors keep you in line with what area needs the most attention…I love this app.Sweetee288 in the App Store
4. Laundry Day
Rating: not enough reviews for rating at this time
How it helps: This clever little app deciphers those mysterious laundry symbols on your clothing tags so you know exactly how to care for your clothes. Simple, but oh so very useful!
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How it helps: This is the perfect app for teaching kids about chores and money. With Homey you can pay kids commissions based on chores they do around the house like taking out the trash, cleaning their room, or mowing the grass. And you can also set responsibilities that are required to teach kids that everyone needs to contribute to the household.
Really love all the features this app has to offer! It totally makes our home run smoother and actually helps reduce the number of arguments over who has to do what.Bernard Christianj on the App Store
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How it helps: Create routine checklists, then complete them on your chosen days of the week, with reminder notifications to keep you on track, and a gold star for each completed task. Your checklists can automatically reset – start fresh each morning, week, or month (no guilt trips here!) Free online editing and syncing between your devices. Home Routines is totally customizable and easy to use.
I have been using this for years now. I guess you could call it thoroughly enough tested that I can present my opinion. This is pretty much the best. I have about eight other to do apps I have tried, and two to do websites. The simple ability to say I do these things every day, and I want to check them off, as I do them, every day – why is this so revolutionary?Huitzilopotchl1 on the App Store
How it helps: Spotless is a clever household task manager that helps you to keep on top of your chores. Set up multiple rooms, and create task lists for each one. Then see at a glance how much each task is in need of cleaning, helping you to better plan your time. Easy to set up and use, a nice, clean, clutter free app. For a nice, clean, clutter free home.
This app is so easy to use which is a great way to start. It helps by organising your cleaning schedule once you have edited the suggestions and added your requirements. It is surprising how much you can get done and how quick you complete the days tasks.Evangalist in the App Store
How it helps: For those of us paper to-do list people, Do! creates the same experience (or close!) in app form. It is a simple housekeeping to-do list app complete with realistic pencil & paper noises.
I don’t normally write reviews, ever, but this app deserves appreciation. It’s easy and straightforward, grouping your information and letting you also see it all in one place. I can divide my lists so one is for work and one is for groceries without messing with color labels, but when I want to tag my list of gifts or personal tasks with that kind of detailed coordination, I easily can.
If I just want to see some things first, like what’s due soonest, I can automate that, and if I don’t want it automated, I can pin whatever I want to the top so the urgent item isn’t lost in the stream of longer term thoughts.J_a_e_ in the App Store
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10. House Cleaning
Rating: not enough reviews to provide a rating
How it helps: This simple app helps you clean your house within a budget of time and resources, and helps you plan the cleaning on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Clean your house by simply following the checklists for kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, family/living rooms, home office, utility spaces, entry/porch. Using the House cleaning checklist you can simply checkmark the different tasks that need to be completed daily, weekly and monthly to keep your house clean.
How it helps: This app that helps you keep your home clean and organized. Create your house cleaning schedule to split your chores with your family and turn your cleaning routine into a game.
I have recently discovered that I’m 31 years old and need to start acting like it ☺️ Thanks to Sweepy I’m on my way! I respond really well to game theory motivation, so if there is a streak goal or little reward, I’ll do it! Ive been using Sweepy for cleaning, (and The Fabulous app for other areas of my life) and I don’t see myself going back to regular lists and my standard self-guilt motivation style. Not only does Sweepy help me create and keep track of tasks, break them into rooms and set time-specific goals (much more manageable that way) but seeing those little bars go from red to green is just about the highlight of my day 🙃BeefyKocmich in the App Store
How it helps: Chores & Allowance Bot is an easy, fun, and super versatile way to keep track of your family’s chores, allowances, and savings goals. With Chores & Allowance Bot, children won’t lose or misplace paper money and you won’t have to keep track of allowances and chores by hand. Teach your children about saving, spending, and earning money towards goals through work and good behavior.
I don’t usually do these, but here it goes, this is my review. My wife and I have 8 kids. With that many naturally chores are a necessity just to make it day by day. Our 4 oldest ones cycle off with the major chores of the house (living, dining, kitchen and dishes). We had been trying to keep up with it on paper of who does what. This app, this wonderful app, has a feature that rotates an assigned chore to each child! No more keeping up on paper!! Plus we were failing miserably with keeping up on who actually did what for allowances and rewards and it was a real pain and sorry to say lowered the kids motivation levels…it’s a masterpiece of an app!1AFpilot on the App Store
Do you use apps to help you keep your house clean? Did I miss your favorite? Let me know in the comments!