If your home has gone from Pinterest-worthy to plain messy since you gave birth, don’t worry — you are far from alone! It’s true: one can only dream of having an organized, well-maintained life when you have a baby around.
But, though difficult, organization is not at all impossible! Make the most out of your mobile phone and use apps to stay organized. We made a list of the best free organization apps that you can use even with a baby.
We won’t guarantee that these apps will get your house clean, your pantry stocked, and your errands done, but we are certain they will help your busy family have an easier time staying on top of things. Let’s begin!
1. Remember the Milk (iOS, Android)
Going first on our list is a classic app called Remember the Milk. It’s a to-do app that’s created especially for busy people — new parents included! This app reminds you of your to-dos via email, text, IM, Twitter, and mobile notifications. You can also share your lists and delegate it to your partner or other family members to get things done more quickly!
2. Family Organizer by Picniic (iOS, Android)
The Family Organizer by Picniic is a must-have app for all families! It has a shared family calendar, to-do lists, shopping lists, and a recipe and meal planner. Aside from that, it also has a family locator to help you track all your family members. It also features an info locker for your family’s important information as well as parental controls which can be really handy when you have older kids who use their own gadgets.
3. OurHome (iOS, Android)
OurHome is one of the best family organization apps that you definitely need to check out. Tailored to families, you can assign and schedule tasks and chores from the comfort of your breastfeeding chair. You can also add items to a shared grocery list and enter family events into the calendar. You can even send messages to your partner and other family members!
4. SitterCity (iOS, Android)
Say goodbye to the good old days when you have to break open your phonebook to look for an available babysitter! With the SitterCity app, you are instantly connected to the trusted babysitters and nannies in your neighborhood.
5. Handy (iOS, Android)
Similar to the app mentioned above, Handy is an app that connects you to service providers like home cleaners, plumbers, and handymen. Handy professionals are guaranteed to be friendly, experienced, and background-checked. You may also book appointments 7 days a week and the app boasts of a 24/7 customer service!
6. Mealime (iOS, Android)
If one of your daily challenges is figuring out what to eat for dinner, then the Mealime app is your savior. With Mealime, you can plan your meals to suit your lifestyle. This app features recipes that are delicious, nutritious, and easy to make! You can also personalize your meals to fit your dietary needs. The app also automatically creates a grocery list of all the ingredients you will need for the week. Best of all, Mealime also intelligently creates plans to minimize food waste!
7. ShopSavvy (iOS, Android)
When you’re done with meal planning and are about to set foot inside the grocery store, don’t do without the ShopSavvy app. This app lets you scan barcodes and QR codes of items to allow you compare prices across stores, helping you save money! It also features coupons and deals for a more practical shopping experience.
8. Instacart (iOS, Android)
Then again, when you’re stuck at home with a needy newborn baby and your partner is busy at work, who has time to grocery shop? Instacart is here to the rescue! This app lets you shop for groceries online and get them delivered to your home in as fast as 1 hour. You can also save shopping lists, view nutrition info, use group carts, and use exclusive coupons and deals!
You don’t have to say goodbye to a well-organized home and family life with a baby around! With this list of the best apps to stay organized, you can maintain a well-oiled machinery even when you’re busy with your newborn baby.