Keeping track of all of the “to-dos” and moving parts of the average household can be quite the challenge. Refrigerators can easily devolve into piles of post-it notes, and trips to the grocery store multiply when we always forget that one, little, (crucial), thing.
Fortunately, for the tech-savvy household manager, there are a variety of solutions to ease the burden. In fact, there are hundreds of I-Phone apps available, developed specifically to help you keep the household in order. Check out these three ways you can use your mobile device for more than just calls.
There are several different apps that help with grocery list organization. While choosing the right one may vary based on your needs, the most robust allow you to store your lists, maintain frequently bought items, and calculate your total ahead of time based on average prices. And having it on your phone is easier than trying to read your own scribbles. Check out Grocery Gadgets (which lets you organize by store) or Epicurious’s FREE app.
Google “I-Phone To Do List App” and you get thousands of results. The Apps range from ones that simply let you tick items off a list, to ones that are complex enough to allow layers of to-dos. One notable app, Listable, lets you easily share your lists with anyone lucky enough to get them.
Ever have a genius idea about how to organize the house, only to forget it ten minutes later? A variety of Voice Recording Apps eliminate this need. In the car, on the beach, or at dinner you can simply talk into the phone and record your brilliant ideas. Dragon Dictation translates your words into text, so you can store it or send it as an email.
And An Additional Tip for Savvy Shoppers
If you are worried about the price of an I-Phone versus the plain old post-it notes, we have a solution for that too. There are plenty of online coupon sites where you can get Verizon Promo codes that let you save as much as 100 dollars on smart phones. It’s still not quite as cheap as pen and paper, but with the timesaving apps above, it’s worth it!
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