Are your organisational skills lacking? Do you want to be more organised this year? You may know that I’m still very much a pen-and-paper gal, but I’m also finding that these are the best mobile apps for organising that I use…or at least help me on my ever-evolving organisation ambition. These are my 4 favourite apps.
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This first of the mobile apps for organising that I use is MoMo. I will be writing a whole post about this great app. MoMo is short for Motivated Moms and is available when you purchase a subscription that will provide you with both printable PDFs as well as the MoMo app. Its functionality has been expanding almost monthly since its inception, and more and more people are using it diligently. It comes pre-loaded with household chores such as clean out your purse, dust your chandeliers, and change your dish drying cloths. You can sort it by ‘zone’ or by individual (you can assign specific chores to each family member).
Tick off the chores as you do them and at the end of the day you’ll have a clean slate! You can add in or remove chores as you see fit. You can also include recurring appointments if you’d like. You’ll never have a messy house again! And their Facebook page has some of the most supportive people I’ve seen in a group.
Link: Motivated Moms
If you’re the type of person who likes to take notes in an effort to stay more organized, then Evernote is for you. In addition to writing notes which won’t get lost in the shuffle, you can also record notes and email notes to several devices simultaneously. Better yet, you can organize all of your notes by placing them in “notebooks” or attaching tags to whichever ones you choose.
Evernote works very well for many people, and I tried it out for a while, but I found that I made so many notes and then simply forgot about them because they weren’t in front of me. However, I would use it more specifically for gathering resources for university research, for example. It can help clear up all those pesky browser bookmarks that can slow down a pc or laptop.
Link – Evernote
MyFreezEasy is a recipe app that I use to meal plan my monthly batch cooking of freezer meals. Each month new recipes are added for the slow cooker, instapot, oven, skillet, etc., and are also categorised by beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetarian, Paleo, etc. You can print out the recipes, or you can use the app. If I’m making a lot of meals and I want to prepare them quickly, then I’ll use the printed versions which help me get closer to the “10 meals in an hour” goal.
However, when I’m cooking a fresh meal or have a smaller number to prepare, I’ll use the app to look up individual meals. It’s great, too, because you say if you’re cooking for 2,4,6, or 8 people and it will automatically adjust the measurements for you!
I have the majority of our groceries delivered monthly. I’ve found that when I write something down that we need to order, the paper disappears when I need it. Now when we run out of an ingredient and someone hollers out…’Mom, we’re out of ketchup,’ for example, I simply pick up my phone and add it right into the next order there and then.
It saves my most-ordered items in a list so that when I’m prepping our next order (keeping in mind which MyFreezEasy recipes I’ll be making), I just click on them and the majority of the order is done very quickly.
Link: Check your favourite supermarket for their app.
Bring On The Organisation!
If, like me, you’re always dreaming of the day you’ll be totally organised, it’s much easier to achieve than it used to be. Using these mobile apps for organising my home/work/school life means I save time, which is awesome. Plus, one of the best things about using apps (even more so for free ones) is that if it doesn’t work for you, you can try another one and you’ll be sure to find a combination that works to simplify your life and lead you to the ultimate goal of world domination – no, of course I mean dominating your world with organisation.