Friday Five: Digitalize Your Spring Cleaning with These 5 Apps

Kathleen Borg
Mar 21, 2014

Now that spring is officially in bloom, it's time for the yearly cleaning ritual many people tend to avoid. Instead of breaking out toxic cleaning products and emptying out a closet of clothes you haven't worn in decades - we're going to digitalize this year's spring cleaning techniques! Since most people tend to keep their smartphones within arm's reach 24 hours a day - this year's "cleaning" chores should be an easily attainable task for any tech savvy individual. No matter what you plan on accomplishing - your spring cleaning tactics and to do list is really up to you - here are 5 apps that'll help you get your life digitally organized and under control.

1. Gazelle

5 Spring Cleaning Apps - Gazelle

Here's a quick and easy way to clean out your junk drawer and put money back in your wallet at the same time. Gazelle is an online trade in service that provides original owners with an opportunity to exchange their electronic gadgets for cash. Whether your gadgets are broken or in working condition, Gazelle accepts most smartphones and tablets. They pay you cash for your used gadgets when you’re ready to get new ones. They also provide free shipping and in most cases, they'll even provide the box!

2. Check

5 Spring Cleaning Apps - Check

Never stress about missing a bill again, the Check app will automatically remind you when bills are due and then pay them on the spot. No stamps, no phone calls, and most importantly no hassle. Check keeps your credit cards, bank accounts, and bills under control, so you never have to!

3. LearnVest

5 Spring Cleaning Apps - LearnVest

Now is the perfect time to clean up those spending habits, and LearnVest is the perfect app to help you do so. When it comes to money, everyone spends or saves it differently. That's why LearnVest specializes in tailoring money management to fit your life. You pick the order, and you pick the pace. Whether you want to budget better, save for big trips, maximize your investments, or something in between, they’re here to help you make progress on your money.

4. PaperKarma

5 Spring Cleaning Apps - PaperKarma

There's only one thing worse than receiving junk email, and that's receiving junk real mail! Thanks to PaperKarma, you can now unsubscribe from all your physical junk mail by simply taking a picture of it. They'll automatically contact the mailer and remove you from their distribution list, which saves you time and saves the environment as well!

5. Trovebox

5 Spring Cleaning Apps - Trovebox

Tired of searching through Flickr, Instagram, Facebook, and about five other sites for all your photo keepsakes? It's time to take control of your digital photo collection! Trovebox collects all your photos into one big album and stores them in a cloud. Whether you plan to use your Trovebox account to collaborate with colleagues and clients, share company photos and videos, or organize and share personal pictures - Trovebox offers various storage plans that tailor to any users needs.

Post by Kathleen Borg