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The best apps and gadgets for tidying your home

Stay on top of household chores.

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Don't tackle household chores all by yourself.


Cleaning is a job that you never really finish—fresh dust and grime lurk just around the corner, waiting to undo all your hard work. However, even if you can't banish the household chore for good, you can tidy faster with the right apps and gadgets. Here are nine items to help you spend less time cleaning and more on literally anything else.

1. Sortly

Before you start scrubbing, you'll need to tidy up the belongings scattered around your home. Once the mess is out of sight, the app Sortly (for Android and iOS, free or $5/month) will remind you what you put where.

As you put

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