It’s all the little things in life that take up time and lead to running late, forgetting details and feeling unnecessarily busy. The good news is, you can lift a bit of the weight with useful apps designed to keep things simple.
Let’s take a look at some of the top picks.
Simplifying your life is just a click away.
As an extra bonus, it’ll even advise you of the most environmentally friendly way to get around.
When transport takes up a fair bit of your time, Tripgo does the thinking for you. The app syncs to your schedule, letting you know when to leave, how to get to your destination, costs for petrol and estimated arrival times. For public transport, it gives you the best options available, with timetables, school bus information and wheelchair accessibility alerts. As an extra bonus, it’ll even advise you of the most environmentally-friendly way to get around.
Laundry is a chore that sometimes just doesn’t fit in, especially if you need something dry cleaned. Laundromap takes care of it for you, with a service that comes to your door. You choose the collection and delivery times, they’ll bring the bag for transport, then dry clean, fold and iron your garments, for as little as $2.00 per item.
Need a babysitter? There’s an app for that.
What happens when your babysitter isn’t available, right when you need them most? The Sittr app connects you with carers in your area and, best of all, you can book instantly. Every babysitter has a verified Working With Children Check - which is a government issued background check - Senior First Aid qualifications and comprehensive insurance.
For most of us, literally forgetting the milk is standard, in the midst of a busy day. Remember the Milk is an app that lays it all out in front of you and syncs everything together in one place. This way, you can get your chores out of your head, schedulereminder notifications, share lists with others and sort jobs easily, so prioritising is a breeze.
What’s more important than your coffee in the morning? Nothing, it seems, when you’re running late and don’t have time to stop. Skip is available at over 1000 cafes across Australia and it lets you skip the queue and save time. All you do is order your coffee or food online with the app, so it’s ready to go when you get there. If you don’t have any cash on you, there’s even a Cashless SSL secure payment system to take care of that.
Download all of them or pick the most useful for you. You might just be surprised at how much time and energy you’ll save, when you invest in simplifying your life with apps.
Nicole Leigh West
Nicole Leigh West is the author of fiction novel, 'The Gypsy Trail' and an internationally recognised travel and lifestyle writer.