what cleaning/household apps would you recommend?

(13 Posts)
surelythisoneisnttaken Thu 27-Sep-12 16:05:21

Need something that's also achievable with a toddler running around and a growing bump! thanks!

DrSeuss Thu 27-Sep-12 18:53:52

I recommend forgetaboutit.com, getacleaner.co.uk, putyourfeetup.org and usestronglyscentedstuffsoitsmellsnice.com. A toddler, a bump and you are worrying about cleaning?!

crunchingautumnleaves Fri 28-Sep-12 01:50:26

Definitely, ease up on yourself, but if you want encouragement/reminders to keep on top of the basics, then I'd recommend 'HomeRoutines' app (for iPhones and other Apple products). You can have it as basic or as full of tasks as you wish. And the gold stars are oddly motivating. You can create different daily routines, weekly tasks and there's a 'to do' list. There are also different zones (or rooms if you prefer), where you can choose to do a zone per week or zone 1 on Mondays, zone 2 on Tuesdays etc Do a mumsnet search for HomeRoutines and you'll find loyd of posts on it and different ways of using it.

But most importantly, keep cleaning and housework lighter for now and drop activities from the app if you're feeling like there's too much.

surelythisoneisnttaken Fri 28-Sep-12 06:14:15

Ha, love it smile Would love to ease up on it but sadly have been 'easing up on it' since I had DC1 so it really needs to get back on track otherwise it will be horrendous in a few months! Would love to use getacleaner.co.uk but sadly already tied up with stayingathomesonolongerabletooutsource.com!

Will look up that HomeRoutines one, ta!

surelythisoneisnttaken Fri 28-Sep-12 06:17:30

Oh drats, just realised it's on iPhone, so not for my Samsung. Hmm.. any others?

crunchingautumnleaves Fri 28-Sep-12 07:17:35

Sorry, don't know much about phones confused, is that an android? If so, take a look at this thread. Can remember other useful ones, will try & link if I've time later. You checked out Flylady. There's lots of threads on here about it, just don't sign up to her emails, apparently it's a deluge! But some great principles and ideas that loads of people find helpful, though may not be your cup of tea.

crunchingautumnleaves Fri 28-Sep-12 07:20:57

Also, if spend say 15mins each day decluttering in addition to basic cleaning tasks. It'll make life much easier in the long run. And, days you don't manage, relax and enjoy it, beating yourself up is a waste of time and energy!

crunchingautumnleaves Fri 28-Sep-12 07:27:14

Another VERY useful thread but V V LONG. Spotted a mention in it for 'Chore Checklist'. No idea what it's like though.

crunchingautumnleaves Fri 28-Sep-12 07:31:40
crunchingautumnleaves Fri 28-Sep-12 07:34:21
crunchingautumnleaves Fri 28-Sep-12 07:39:35
surelythisoneisnttaken Fri 28-Sep-12 09:17:48

oh fab thank you crunchingautumnleaves for taking the time to find these for me - I shall look through them now, cheers!

crunchingautumnleaves Fri 28-Sep-12 10:40:26

smile that's alright - case of been there, done it myself and still struggling and wanting to help out as I've benefited from hovering around Good Housekeeping some time now

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