Juggling? Essential apps that will manage the chaos and streamline your life, freeing up time for yourself.

Sometimes it feels as if each day is one long juggling act. Sometimes, it seems impossible to keep on top of your work, home and children – let alone your own wellbeing. Sometimes, all you need is a helping hand from the world of technology. There is an app out there to address pretty much every item on your to-do list – if you only had the time to find them. Here, we uncover five apps that will manage the chaos and streamline your life.


Arguably, life is too short to spend it with your head in a washing machine. So don’t. Welcome to Laundrapp, the UK’s fastest-growing laundry and dry-cleaning service. Available seven days a week, from 7 a.m until 11 p.m, this service comes with free collection from – and delivery to – your home or office and a Quality Guarantee. Arrange your order via the app, fill the provided bag with your sheets/shirts/children’s muddy PE kit and let Laundrapp handle the rest.


Great news for the woefully un-groomed out there: at the simple tap of the Le Salon app, you can book flawless manicures and pedicures in the privacy, comfort and convenience of your office, home or hotel room. This bevy of lovely, carefully selected ladies promises a complete salon experience, without the salon. Pick your location, pick your time (between 7am and 10pm), pick your treatment – and relax.


Too often the week races by and our best intentions have been thwarted as far as exercise is concerned. With the TruBe app comes access to 300 personal trainers offering a range of workouts at a time and place in London that fits in with your lifestyle. The highly qualified fitness professionals will meet you wherever you like, bring the necessary equipment and are happy to train you one-on-one or with a friend. “Like Uber for personal trainers,” says Cosmopolitan magazine.


Not even Wonder Woman could be expected to keep the plans of every family member accurately in mind at all times. This family organiser app will put an end to all your diary clashes and missed appointments. Started in 2005 by a group of former Microsoft and Amazon employees, Cozi helps millions of families stay connected. It coordinates and communicates everyone’s schedules; keeps track of shopping lists; and manages to-do lists. Company tagline? “Bye-bye chaos. Hello Cozi.”


Working out what to have for supper each night – and picking up the necessary ingredients – can be the straws that break the camel’s back. The HelloFresh app does the thinking and the shopping for you. All you have to do is ask, and these clever people will send a weekly box of fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow, healthy recipes to your door. Suppertime has never been so simple.

June 2017

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