The 7 Best House Cleaning Apps of 2019

Let your phone help you keep your house clean

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A clean home is a happy home. After all, what's better than relaxing in a clean and clutter-free home? But, it can be difficult to balance and keep track of all your housekeeping tasks. From dusting the furniture to tackling that pile of laundry, use these house cleaning apps to help you stay on top of it all.

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OurHome

OurHome app on iPhone

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What We Like

  • Easy to use

  • Perfect for the entire family, kids included

  • Simple "check the bubble" functionality for completing tasks

What We Don't Like

  • No functioning calendar view at this point

When keeping the home clean is more than one person's responsibility, you need an app to keep track of chores and other tasks. OurHome is a great app for families and large households. You can assign chores and reward family members for task completion, all in one app. Add a cleaning task, assign it, then watch them choose a reward once complete, right from the app.

You can view progress across the board, add items to a shared grocery list, send messages about tasks, set task reminders, and stay in sync across multiple devices. When a task is complete, simply tap the bubble to check it off your to-do list. OurHome is free to use and download without ads for both iOS and Android devices.

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Do!

Do! app on iPhone

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What We Like

  • Minimalistic design

  • Easy to add tasks quickly

  • Additional Today widget to add to your iPhone's Today screen

What We Don't Like

  • You must double-tap to complete tasks

A housekeeping to-do list should be simple, easy to use, and ready to view at a moment's notice. The Do! app gives you the same look and feel of a paper to-do list, complete with unique paper and pen sound effects. Plus, tasks are easy to add and view thanks to the Today widget for your device.

To help organize your to-do list, you can add a color coding system, perfect for keeping track of bathroom cleaning tasks versus kitchen cleaning tasks. Do! is free to download for iOS devices with in-app purchases. You can purchase the premium option for $1.99 to remove ads and receive unlimited task groups.

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House Cleaning

House Cleaning app on iPhone

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What We Like

  • No distracting bells and whistles — just a checklist

  • Complete list of housekeeping chores to keep you on track

What We Don't Like

  • The app moves a bit slow when attempting to move down the checklist

The House Cleaning app is a complete checklist of housekeeping tasks to keep you on track. From kitchen cleaning tasks to the bathroom and beyond, following this list will have you well on your way to a clean home. The app is simple, allowing you to check off tasks as you complete them.

As bonuses, there's a budget sheet that allows you to enter your family's budget for the month and a contact sheet to enter important phone numbers. House Cleaning is free to download for iOS devices with in-app purchases.

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Laundry Day

Laundry Day app on iPhone

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What We Like

  • Simply scan your clothing tags with the built-in scanner

  • Make sense of those laundry symbols on all garments

What We Don't Like

  • Icons are small on the screen and may be difficult to read for some users

Ever wondered what those symbols mean on the laundry tag of your clothes? They each mean something specific for the care of the garment. With Laundry Day, you simply scan these symbols and receive care instructions based on the selection. Or, you can select the symbols manually to see care suggestions instantly.

Simple instructions such as "do not wring" and "do not bleach" make caring for your clothing easier than ever, saving you time. Laundry Day costs $.99 to download for iOS devices.

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Done

Done app on iPhone

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What We Like

  • Helps you build housekeeping habits over time

  • Easy habit tracking using your own entries

What We Don't Like

  • It takes some practice to learn how to use the interface effectively

Good housekeeping begins with building healthy habits. Want to start cleaning your kitchen countertops every single day? Want to sort your mail when you receive it? The Done app can keep track of those habits to help you keep a clean home each day.

As a habit tracker, you enter the habit you wish to pursue and set parameters on how often you wish to complete it. The app then tracks your progress, reminding you if you miss anything. You can view your trends over time to see where you can improve. Done is free to download for iOS devices with in-app purchases.

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Homey

Homey app on iPhone

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What We Like

  • You can set goals for everyone in the app quickly and easily

  • Pay inside of the app to transfer allowance or rewards for chores completed

  • Kid-friendly

What We Don't Like

  • Due to the banking connections that make the app work, there's a monthly or yearly subscription requirement

Do you have kids that complete chores around the house to earn an allowance? Keeping your kids involved in housekeeping teaches them tasks they'll need to know for the future. Homey makes assigning tasks, transferring allowance, and more simple and quick using one app.

Each family member has their own log-in to keep track of their own tasks. When logging in, kids can view their assigned tasks, wallet, and more. Homey is free to download for iOS and Android devices with in-app purchases. For complete functionality and unlimited family members, you'll need to pay $4.99 a month or $49.99 per year.

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Takl

Takl app on iPhone

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What We Like

  • Easy to find professionals to help you with cleaning tasks

  • Discover handymen, lawn care, moving help, and more

What We Don't Like

  • Takl isn't available everywhere within the U.S. just yet

Sometimes you just don't have time to clean or perform maintenance tasks around your home. When you need to hire help, Takl is the perfect app. Once you log-in, you're able to enter your zip code and find local individuals willing to clean your home, mow your lawn, fix that broken stair, and more.

Takl is currently available in 82 metro areas around the U.S. Prices are fixed and disclosed upfront, so you know exactly what you'll pay. Takl is free to download for iOS and Android devices.