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5 Must-Have Organizing Apps

5 Must-Have Organizing Apps

By Patrick Galvan, StorageUnit.com

When it comes to storage, organization can sometimes be a hassle. Even if you take the time to carefully group related belongings into their own containers, it can be easy to forget just which particular container holds the specific item you are looking for. A physical inventory list is a great tool, but hey, don’t forget: we’re in the digital age now! There’s an app for that. In fact, there’s a couple hundred apps for that!

Here are the top 5 apps you must have for organization.

1. Evernote

Using Phone

Mobile Platforms: Apple, Android

Pricing:

  • Basic: Free
  • Plus: $24.99/year
  • Premium: $49.99/year

College students: you’re probably very familiar with this app, as it is the digital alternative of taking notes on paper. With a mobile app on your phone, you’re less likely to leave it behind like you might with one of your many notebooks. But this isn’t its only function! If you have a storage unit, Evernote can also be used for categorizing belongings. A “note” can include all the text you want, and it can come in the form of lists and check boxes as well. Don’t forget about photographs. Archiving pictures of your storage items, as well as the containers they are in, will make it easier for you to locate what you are looking for.

2. Quip

Mobile Platforms: Apple, Android

Pricing:

  • Basic: Free
  • Business: $12/user/month
  • Enterprise: See website for more details

You know a mobile app is efficient when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg proudly uses it! Quip is a great tool for commercial storage tenants who need an archived list of their storage items as well as a means of balancing our their regular duties. In addition to spreadsheets detailing your storage belongings, you can also have constant communication with others who need access to the unit (people in your company, family members, etc.), maintain a task list (including any visits you need to make to the storage unit), as well as determine what you need to retrieve and where to look for it.

3. Wunderlist

Ipad

Mobile Platforms: Apple, Android

Pricing:

  • This App is Free

Free for all devices, Wunderlist allows you to put together lists and share them with your friends, family members, employees–anyone who might need to make a trip to find something at the storage unit. You can also set reminders to notify you when you need to pick something up or drop something off. If your storage facility doesn’t have 24-hour access, you can use this to remind you to stop by before closing time.

4. Sortly

Mobile Platforms: Apple

Pricing:

  • Basic: Free
  • Premium: $7.99

Described as a “perfect companion for your move,” the Sortly app comes equipped with moving checklists, creating QR labels, and an above-average level of detail for cataloging your storage items. After all, storage is a much-needed service for people who are moving. If you want to have a good archive for insurance purposes, Sortly even allows you to record numerical data such as serial numbers and stock numbers. Combine this with grouping related items into folders representing their storage bins, and you have a one-stop shop for your storage organization needs.

5. In That Box

Using Phone

Mobile Platforms: Apple

Pricing:

  • This App is Free

In That Box is a tool you can use whether you need organization in your storage unit, closet, basement, or any situation where you need to categorize belongings. In addition to creating and sharing lists, you can create and print labels for your storage containers. Here’s another useful feature: you can pull up the contents of a container by simply pointing your mobile device’s camera at the label code!

What apps do you use to keep organized? Let us know in the comments!