Fun fact of the day: On average, people between the ages of 18-24 look at their phone on average 74 times a day! As a mom, I’m sure that number is higher. I’m constantly looking at the weather (I literally forget what the weather said in minutes), checking email, making sure the kids are being appropriate on Snapchat, checking the school’s facebook page, checking lunch menu and referencing Pinterest for my supper menu ON TOP of the typical 74 checks!
Just as we unclutter our homes, our minds, we also need to unclutter our phones!
- Go through and really decide what apps are necessary and cut the rest that aren’t bringing value to you!
- Shut off notifications that aren’t life altering!
- Decide how you can use your phone to better your days. Do you need a scheduling app? Reminder app? List app?
- Pick a venue for photos! Photos clog up your space quickly! Make a plan to upload these as soon as you take them whether it be to Facebook albums (you can make albums private for only you to view so you can quickly upload to Walmart/Walgreens to print later), or to a photo printing place such as Snapfish, another option being loading them into your Google account.
My 3 Favorite Apps
Scheduling: My favorite scheduling app is Cozi. Not only does it color code, but it is shareable! You can add your husband, children, even mother or mother in law onto the app as well! This allows them to easily pull up what is going on. You are also able to make shopping lists within the app, which are also shareable (Thanks husband for grabbing the milk and toilet paper tonight!). The best part- it’s FREE!
Google Drive: This is where I keep track of random brain dump moments, create lists, and jot down notes. You can open it from anywhere later and it’s also shareable. Again- it’s FREE!
Voxer: Voxer is basically a walkie talkie for your phone! My husband has it as well as my girls. With the click of a button you send voice messages to each other. It is like a voicemail without the hassle! You can also share video, pics and text through the app. We all love it! Guess what- it’s FREE!
Do you have a favorite app for your phone? Share below!