When it comes to cleaning and maintaining your house the occasional reminder or piece of advice can help make the process easier. No more forgetting about routine maintenance. Need advice on how to do something or what to do next. There’s an app for that.
Having all of this at the touch of your finger and in your pocket makes it even easier. Here are seven of the best free home maintenance apps.
BrightNest is a home organization, Cleaning Schedule, DIY Crafts, Home Tips and Home Maintenance app available free on the app store and iTunes. BrightNest gives you instructions for tasks, a personalized schedule to help you remember what needs to be done and reminders. It’s free to sign up for an account. You can make a profile of your house and goals. This generates custom ideas. These include tasks like organizing your closet and how to protect your home from burglars. You can also create your own tasks and reminders.
Homezada is a freemium cloud-based home organization tool. The app puts all your home maintenance projects in one place. It also allows you to track how much different repairs and maintenance cost. Making a budget is an important part of staying on top of your home maintenance. You can make a schedule and keep a to-do list. It syncs with iCal to prevent you from forgetting.
Color Capture by Benjamin Moore
If you’re painting your home or thinking about redecorating you don’t have to spend hours staring at colour pallets anymore. These days your phone puts those colours at the tip of your finger. Benjamin Moore’s Color Capture app takes a colour swatch and finds a matching colour from what they make.
ColorSnap by Sherwin-Williams
ColorSnap takes the colour from a photo you’ve taken or have saved in your library. Based on that they recommend a matching Sherwin-Williams paint or complimentary colours. The complimentary colours tool can be really valuable for decorating and choosing a trim colour.
The Handyman Calculator
Available for Android (sorry Apple users) this app helps you make a plethora of different calculations many of which are useful for home maintenance. There is a time tracking tool, to-do list, feet and inches calculator, square footage calculator, density converter and lots of other calculator tools. Even if you have no plans to do any DIY work these tools can be valuable for basic everyday conversions and calculations.
iFixit is the repair manual for your phone. If you like DIY projects or have a simple task you want to learn how to do iFixit can provide you with info to get it done. The instructions are contributed by a global community. They have answers about car and tech stuff as well as home maintenance.
It’s like a trip to the hardware store but on your phone. You can shop and order something you realize you need. There are also tools like a Paint Color Center, Fencing Project Planner and Patio Create Your Own Collection that make it more than just a place to shop.