Did you know how many home apps are out there? Lots. Haven’t tested them all yet but just downloaded a bunch. Here are just a few.
One of the first ones that are by far the most practical, useful and very effective is the flashlight and level. If your power goes out or need to look through the dark parts of your garage, just turn on the app and watch how your phone emanates like a lighthouse. Too cool.
The level works just great when hanging paintings and leveling other things. As you can tell, I only use it for paintings.
There are great home decorating apps such as Houzz, Houzz for kids and Brightnest. There’s a DIY app called “DIY” that helps with, well, DIY projects in the home. There’s gardening and landscaping apps such as “Home Gardening”.
There’s money management apps for the family budget. There’s one called Money Tracker and another called Level. If you’re looking to buy a home, get the Home Mortgage Calculator App. You’ll want that when shopping for your new home as most of us live by the paycheck so you’ll want to know if that payment fits into your budget.
Zillow Digs is a good app for home design and cost estimates regarding any upgrades or repairs. Household tips and tricks is another for good household tips and tricks. I know. That was obvious.
How about a grocery list? That one is interesting as it lists varying national grocery chains to customize your list to the store. I’m trying that one to see if it’s truly better than making a list on your smart phone notes app.
Go to the Itunes App store and type in a general search for whatever home tips you need and watch all that pop up. Most times, you’ll have too many to choose. So make sure you read the description and reviews before choosing. Especially if you’re buying one. While 99¢ or $2.99 isn’t that much, it is to most people’s budget. And since this is a website for affordable home living, our job is to help you be frugal so I always recommend the free apps.
You’ll suffer through some ads on the free apps but you need to try before you buy. Just like rent to own home furnishings. Use rent to own to try before you buy so you don’t make an expensive mistake.
Just another ShopRTO Lifestyle Tip.
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