Websites, apps to help you with spring cleaning

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Despite the snow that's still on the ground in parts of Chicago, spring is here. That means it's time to get your clean on! Here are four tech tools that can help you get to work:

Cleaning Checklist
99 cents for iOS

This app helps you organize and manage household cleaning tasks and activities. Pick a room and select the tasks you want to complete. If you pick the bathroom, for example, you can add the following tasks: clean the toilet and clean the toilet. The best part of the app is that it shows you what percentage of the room is clean (and how far you have to go!)


It can be challenging to part with old books, clothes or even out-of-date electronics or mix CDs. But in small apartments, a time will come when you need to make room for new items. Thankfully, with SpaceWays, you don’t have to throw away items you may want (or need) even months into the future. Simply pack up your items and store them  -- pricing starts at $5.99 per month. And when you need them, the items appear.

Donation Town

When cleaning, most people have three piles: keep, throw away and donate. Through the years, most people accumulate enough items to donate to fill a small truck or van. Donation Town connects you with a worthwhile charity and service that will pick up the items you’re giving away.

Free for iOS and Android

Need help with your spring cleaning? No problem. Use the Homejoy app to find a network of people you can hire to lend a hand. Specify how many bedrooms and bathrooms you have in your home, and any other tasks you'd like accomplished (like laundry or window cleaning.) Then, enter your address and the app will find people you can hire to help.

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