4 Apps to Help You Get Organized in the New Year

I’m going to go ahead and be that person to remind us all that resolutions don’t “work.” They’re too undefined. Goals without an action plan are just distant concepts of what we’d like our lives/ ourselves to be at some point in the future. Let’s stop doing that and start getting organized. Even that, “getting organized” is a common resolution, but what does that mean? If it’s sorting out your reading or finally getting rid of those old DVDs, here are a few apps that will help you get organized and stay there!


We’re more distracted than ever, and mental clutter is a very real thing. For the muggle equivalent of a Pensieve, you should check out Evernote. (If you don’t know what a Pensieve is/aren’t a Harry Potter nerd, read this.) Though I was forced to transition to Evernote when my favorite note app was no longer available, I can’t deny how quickly this app worked its way into my daily routine. I use it as a brain dump for blog post ideas and drafts, meeting/project notes for work, a study material repository, and a planning tool for parties. The best feature of Evernote is one of its most basic – the app is available on every platform, and accessible through the web.


I’ve already told my awesome subscribers all about this app, but it has seriously changed our kitchen routine. If you’re tired of wandering the supermarket & picking up the same vegetables every time (I was) this app keeps your menu exciting & healthy. My favorite part is the integrated shopping list, which you can add your own items to. Mealime helps me plan dinners and lunch all in one shot, and because every ingredient is accounted for, I don’t risk my randomly-selected produce going bad. For a more detailed review, check out this newsletter from the archives.


While I like that Evernote can store bookmarks, I don’t love how it stores them. That’s where Pocket comes in. When I’m going through my emails and opening links that interest me, I throw them into Pocket instead of keeping 20 tabs open while I read through. Then, I can read them on my commute or whenever I get a moment – your Pocket library is available offline!


Decluttr is the newest to my collection, so I will have to update this once I complete the process. If you want to clear up space taken up by CDs, DVDs, or video games, I highly recommend this app. (They also take books, but at some of the lowest prices out there. I’d recommend checking Book Scouter first.) If you’re hoping to make some serious cash, look elsewhere, but if you want to clean house quickly, decluttr may be right for you. Out of 50 DVDs I scanned, 48 were accepted, at an average price of $0.30/ea. Once you finalize the order, they send you a prepaid shipping label and you can expect the payment within one day. (If you’re interested, check it out here, my referral code is:) DTRFF7JVX7)

What about you?

  • Do you use apps to stay organized or do you prefer writing things out?
  • What apps do you rely on to keep you organized?
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