5 Apps To Get Your Home Ready For Fall
Apps that can help with tree identification, color matching and to-do lists.
Don’t judge a tree by its bark; get to know your natural neighbors with TreeID. https://www.medlmobile.com/apps/iphone/treeid
When you’ve accumulated enough decorative leaves, use a color-matching app such as Palettes (iOS $3.99) to coordinate the rest of your house to match their red, orange and gold hues. Using a photo of the foliage, the app will generate a color palette that complements what you’ve collected, allowing you to pick out furniture and other design pieces that will draw out those autumn colors. http://www.maddysoft.com/iphone/palettes/#summary
As the days get shorter, Sun Seeker (iOS $8.99, Android $6.99) can ensure that your rooms are set up to make the most of the limited sunlight. Used indoors, the app will help you find a room’s sun exposure so you can arrange furniture accordingly. The program has a map feature that will show you the sun’s position in relation to your home at each hour of the day, allowing you to figure out when certain rooms get the most light. http://www.ozpda.com/sunseeker_iphone.php
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of a big fall cleanup, BrightNest (free for iOS and Android) is a good way keep track of everything. It works like a giant virtual to-do list for projects: Input information about your home’s size, structure and climate, and the app will compile a schedule of regular cleaning tasks. It also includes a section of how-to articles and suggestions for do-it-yourself projects (“Five ways to keep your home spider-free?” Yes please.) https://brightnest.com/mobile
Yard Sale Treasure Map
Sometimes the best way to make a room look like new is to simply buy new stuff — or at least, replace your old stuff with someone else’s. The Yard Sale Treasure Map (free for iOS and Android) will help you coordinate your search. The app pulls local postings from Craigslist and plots a course among them, allowing you to efficiently hop from one sale to another. You can also search the app for a specific type of item and sync your planned route with your phone to get step-by-step directions on the go. http://yardsaletreasuremap.com