"Raising Souls"

"Raising Souls"

Friday, July 8, 2011

Staying on top of life - there is an app for that!

Technology is a dear friend of mine. Most of the time. We have some issues but what friends don't. 

I have an iPhone and my life is so much easier because of it. Smart phones really are incredible and I'm using mine in ways I never imagined. I recently found an app that I would like  to share with you all because it is so helpful. I have recently been pondering how to better run and keep my household more organized especially when it comes to cleaning and housework.

So I searched some different apps and found "Motivated Moms." It is exactly what I needed. The app is basically a checklist of chores that is divided up throughout the entire year. There are "daily chores/activities" and there are "added chores."

For example the daily chores are:
  • Clean Kitchen Sink
  • Do Laundry
  • Exercise
  • Load/Run/Empty Dishwasher
  • Sweep Kitchen/Entryway
  • Wipe out bathroom sinks
  • Clear/wipe kitchen counters
  • Empty Trash
  • Make Beds
  • Plan/Cook Dinner
  • Quiet Time
  • Read to Children
  • Take Vitamins
  • Bible Reading
As you check off each item it drops to the bottom of the list and it gives you that satisfying "checked off - done" feeling!

Then each day (depending on the day) it gives you a few extra chores or items to do like:
  • Change children's sheets
  • Clip children's nails
  • Spend time on a craft/hobby
  • Go through coupons
  • Clean out car
  • De-Clutter Organize desks
  • etc...
I'm LOVING this app! I can check off chores and feel satisfied as well as give myself some quiet time and not feel guilty. It's on the list, I want to check it off! You also have the freedom to push a chore to a different day when it works better for you or even hide a chore if you, for example, don't have a porch to sweep.

I am loving my cleaner home and loving the way the chores are split up so I'm not overwhelmed. I have also added things to my chores that I don't think of. For example I cleaned off my dresser and the heaps of junk piling up on my desk and it felt SO good! I'm not sure this app would have the same impact on others but I have a total obsession with checking things off a list, it gives me a high. If cleaning can give me a high than bring it on!

"Cleanliness is next to Godliness" (That's what they say!)

Swiffer Sarah

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmmm... I may have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing!