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Get Organized with These 3 Apps

Staying organized is critical with today’s busy families. Parents not only juggle their personal and professional lives, but the activities of children and household items to attend to.
According to an Inc.com survey, more than 82% of working professionals said being organized improves their performance in the office. Yet many people have difficulty knowing where to begin when it comes to the art of organization, causing tasks to fall through the cracks.

Getting organized and decluttering are the first steps to increasing your productivity. According to Ellen Delap, a certified professional organizer, the average executive spends about six weeks every year searching for paper. That time can be cut in half by organizing short and long-term tasks. It may seem time consuming at first, but it will save you lots of time and headaches in the long run.

Whether you want to organize your daily tasks or stick to a family budget, check out these three apps to organize your life and boost productivity this year:

Any.do

With the ability to be synced on all of your devices, this daily planner app is perfect for task management through lists, subtasks and notes. You’re also able to organize your tasks by category in folders (such as work, personal and shopping). With Any.do, you’ll have an easier time staying on top of appointments, deadlines, and family tasks.

Cost: Free or premium for $2.99/month
Available on iOS and Android

Mint  

It’s easy to miss payments and rack up late fees when you are juggling multiple credit cards along with household utilities, phone bills and other scheduled payments. Your creditors and credit report will thank you for consistently paying bills on time. Try Mint, an app which makes bill paying easy and convenient. Simply set up an account with your expected monthly payments and you will receive reminders of due dates. You can easily pay your bills through the app or schedule them to be paid later. All of your credit cards and bank account information is safely stored and secured in one central place.

Cost: Free
Available on iOS and Android

LastPass

Do you have dozens of passwords and trouble remembering them all? Whether you have two Gmail accounts or 20, you can safely manage all of the passwords to your accounts with LastPass. This app securely stores unlimited login credentials and makes it easy to navigate between them. LastPass also allows you to manage secure notes and create passwords for new accounts.

Cost: Free or premium for $12/year
Available on iOS and Android

An organized lifestyle will make managing day-to-day tasks less stressful. Whether you’re at home or the office, these apps will help organize your life and increase your productivity, while giving you some much-needed time to relax and appreciate how organized you are!

 


Heidi Raker, mother of three tech-obsessed teens, has written about lifestyle products and parenting for over 30 years. She has a no-cellphone-at-meals policy, which remains one of her biggest family challenges.

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