4 Apps to Take the Grunt Work Out of Spring Cleaning

4 Apps to Take the Grunt Work Out of Spring Cleaning

Spring is here and that means it’s time for spring cleaning.  Now is when you should be purging all of the junk that has accumulated over the winter, and organize your life so you can have a relaxing summer.  But before you bust out the mop and the color-coded calendar, pull yourself back into the 21st century and remember a little thing called technology. Thanks to modern technology, here are four mobile apps that will take the grunt work out of your spring cleaning and will help keep you organized all year long.

Declutter your mailbox

Kill junk mail and save trees with PaperKarma, an app that removes you from mailing lists by simply snapping a picture of the offending piece of mail.  It uses technology to figure out who the mail came from and automatically sends them a request to have you removed.  Thanks to FTC rules, the company is required to oblige.


Clean out your closet

You know the rule of clothes shopping – get rid of one thing for every two things you buy? It’s a hard rule to follow. How do you just “get rid of” your clothing? OfferUp is is an app and online store that makes it easy to sell your clothes and other items locally by simply taking a photo on your phone and posting it to the app. No more complicated eBay postings or questionable Craigslist messages. OfferUp also has built-in messaging so you can safely communicate with potential buyers and make cold hard cash for your items.


Straighten out your finances

The Mint app helps you spend smarter and save more. Easily pull all your accounts, cards and investments into one place so you can track your spending, create a budget, receive bill reminders, and get customized tips for reducing fees and saving money. You can also check your credit score for free while learning how you can improve it. To be able to pay all of your bills from a single app, you can also download Mint Bills.


Keep track of your family

There’s nothing stationary about your life, so why depend on a family calendar that hangs on a fridge or wall? Cozi is the family organization tool that’s with you wherever you go. It includes a color-coded calendar so you can keep track of who’s doing what and when. It also includes shopping lists, to-do lists, a family journal and more.


Know of any other apps to get you organized? Let us know in the comments below!

Originally published on the SAGE Blog.

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