If you’re a busy mom like me, you may feel overwhelmed with activities to keep up with and daily to-dos to keep the family on track. If you are looking for help take a look at these organization apps to help make your new year less stressful.
Getting Your Family Organized with These Easy To Use Apps
Quit the Clutter with ArtKive app
We all wish our refrigerator was big enough to display all the art our little ones bring home from daycare, but unless you plan on wallpapering your playroom with it, you are probably looking for a way to sort and store them.
The ArtKive app offers the unique service of turning your child’s artwork into a hardcover book that you can keep forever. No need to rent a storage unit to keep up with all their creative contributions. Just fill the Artkive Box with your child’s art, mail it in, and they turn it into a digital archive and a hardbound photo book. Keep in mind, pricing is based on the number of pieces you send back in your ArtKive box.
Get control of your schedule with Cozi
It takes a village to raise a family and it takes an organized calendar to keep that village on the same page. If you are looking for a shared family calendar the Cozi app can help. This award-winning organizer allows you to keep up with everyone’s schedule, to-do lists, shopping lists, and recipes all in one place.
The Family Calendar is an easy way to see where everyone needs to be with a shared, color-coded calendar. When juggling meetings, lessons, practices, and games, it is invaluable to have everything in one location. You can add as many people to your account as you wish so babysitters, grandparents, and other family members can have access to the shared calendar.
Put everything in one place with Evernote
If you don’t want to fall victim to an endless number of sticky notes or Pinterest boards but still love the art of a good to-do list, the Evernote app stores all your wants, needs, and ideas in one place.
This is no ordinary “note.” Evernote allows you to add text, images, audio, scans, PDFs, and documents to your notes. It also provides note templates for anything you can imagine so you don’t have to start from scratch whenever you want to start a project.
Great for home inventory, recipes, journaling, and more- Evernote can be your home base for just about anything you need to organize.
Bring the kids in to help with OurHome
If your kids need to make household chores a priority in the new year, the OurHome app is a great way to get your whole household working. Whether it’s housework or homework, OurHome’s task system that feels like a game will keep your family humming.
The app allows parents to assign tasks with point values that children can exchange for parent approved rewards. OurHome rewards responsibility in hopes of not only instilling a sense of achievement in your kids, but to also remind your kids to pick up after themselves.
Keep in contact with Garden: Stay in Touch
If you’ve ever caught yourself mentally check-listing all the people you need to reach out to, you’re not alone. Motherhood often means that time with those that you love outside of your household is rare, especially during the pandemic. But the desire for human connection is essential to a happy human. If making sure to remember to reach out to friends seems overwhelming, you are lucky enough to live in a time where a tiny technology nudge may be just what you need to keep those relationships strong.
The Garden: Stay In Touch app touts itself as being a “personal relationship manager” for busy families. The personal relationship management app sends you pre-set reminders to reach out to the people who matter most in your life so you’ll never lose touch with friends, family or your network again. Set the reminders for as often as you want or on pre-scheduled special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.
Organization is a word that means many different things to different people. Allow yourself time to figure out what works best for you and your family. That may mean only keeping up with one of these app recommendations through the end of the year and we will cheer that as a win right along with you.
The Garden App is available in the App Store.
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