If you’ve set lofty goals for organizing your home in 2023, decluttering apps can help. Getting rid of your stuff can be hard to make progress on, but apps offer a way to organize your organization, helping you see what you actually have in your home. Plus, they can help simplify tasks and make those chores easier, and we can even say, fun.
For my own decluttering goal for the year, I turned to my smart devices to find apps to help organize every room in the home.
So whether you need to declutter one room or your entire home, these six genius apps will help you enter the new year with the tidy, minimalist home you’ve always wanted.
6 crowded apps you can download right now
Toddy (opens in a new tab) is an app that helps you schedule, break down, list and simplify your cleaning tasks in an organized way without feeling too overwhelming.
The app creates the perfect de-cluttering checklist and lets you track your cleaning progress room by room, making it easier to see which rooms need attention and which are already in order with a progress bar.
As you tap each room, the app will show you a breakdown of the tasks to be performed within it. So, for example, in the kitchen, you assign tasks such as cleaning the microwave oven, wiping the windows, changing kitchen towels, etc.
What’s more, you can configure the app to allow you to add more users and turn on cloud syncing (with a $6/year premium subscription on Android). If you turn it on, you can let the app know you’re on vacation and even assign difficulty levels to each task.
Tired of the manuals, documents and papers that come with your devices? They increase paper pockets at home and are always lost or hidden in the existing clutter of the home. For organizing the living room and media room, Centriq (opens in a new tab)good solution.
All you have to do is take a photo of your home appliances, electronics, power tools and their model numbers. The app identifies all information and manual guides and stores them in the app for easy reference.
What’s more, the app can store all the information per room and even per house if you have a weekend home. Its device-specific buttons take you to an accurate online list of the parts you need, direct you to websites, and show you helpful videos about it.
If you want to organize your home, BrightNest (opens in a new tab) a good app to help with the task. It offers helpful tips and step-by-step guides for maintaining, organizing, cleaning and decorating your current interior, as well as a range of interior design suggestions and ideas for DIY projects.
As you work on it, the app shows you the difficulty level of each task and how long it will take to complete, along with a summary of how it benefits your home. There is also an instruction manual, which is not too complicated or long, and is presented in a simple but very simple list.
When you’ve completed a task, tapping the tick icon will move it to the ‘completed’ folder, where you can save it for later use; it also has a calendar icon that can be used to postpone to the next week or month.
PantryCheck is the easiest way to organize your pantry (opens in a new tab) approx. It’s a grocery list and home food inventory app that helps you optimize your lists and understand what’s in your pantry. It will remind you how much you currently have, alert you to expired products, and notify you when you need to restock.
The app has a barcode scanner feature that can be used through your phone’s camera, so items can be quickly added to your inventory. The app automatically adds foods to categories like baking, chips, snacks, canned goods, soups, vitamins, cakes, etc., so you can easily review and finalize what you need.
The most interesting feature is the automatically generated shopping list, which works by analyzing your usage patterns and then making purchase suggestions.
If KonMari-style decluttering is your thing, this is the app for you. TidyLife (opens in a new tab) is an app that shows you how to start decluttering efficiently and neatly.
The app creates smart checklists to help you organize your de-cluttering process. It also helps you stay motivated during the decluttering process by helping you visualize your progress step by step.
This app is for procrastinators and sentimental hoarders. Toss (opens in a new tab) it cuts through the ‘no time’ excuse because the tasks are quick and easy and if done consistently can have a big impact and build good habits.
The app gives you daily tasks that you can complete in a few minutes. The goal is to help you get rid of something you don’t need, at least one item a day, but of course the more the better.
It also encourages you to donate, recycle or sell your things instead of just throwing them away.