Phone app helps keep chores on track

Need a friendly reminder to mop the floors or change the sheets? There’s an app for that.

The app HomeRoutines is designed to help keep you on track of the chores you need to do regularly, such as cleaning the shower or dusting. It's also useful to set aside time in the future for tasks like organizing closets and to set reminders for things like returning library books.

The app features a built-in timer so you can stay focused on the task at hand. Productivity experts say that timing a chore -- and racing the clock -- are effective tools to spark motivation.

From HomeRoutines:

Home Routines is an app for what we like to call Repeaty Stuff.

You create lists of jobs that need to be done around the same time, or on the same day.

These lists are called Routines.

These appear to remind you when you need them, and when you mark each task as complete you get a gold star.

HomeRoutines is $4.99 and available on most platforms.

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Rebecca Regnier
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