Lifesaving Apps to Keep You Sane During the Holidays
What joy! The cold has come, you hear “Jingle Bells” playing everywhere you go, and your grandmother is texting you – of all people – wondering if you have anti-fungal cream for her stay in a week. Yes, the holidays are approaching and in addition to your job piling on the work, your home life is no longer a refuge. Your children are getting antsy wondering if they’re going to get those cool mini drones to fly around. And you’re stressed out because your house is a mess and your grandmother and your cousin’s family are all staying with you over the holidays. And you haven’t even had the chance to go shopping or stock up the pantry for the extra mouths to feed. For this festive occasion, instead of being a total wreck, why not load up on some lifesaving apps to calm you during the holidays?
Do you plan on going to shops all around town not only to find the gifts you need but also to find the best deal too? With ShopSavvy, you don’t need to go to fifty stores to find the best deal. As their site says, they provide a roundup of all the sales from multiple stores in one place. Simply scan the barcode and ShopSavvy will help you find the best price for that item in seconds. This app not only saves you the headache of looking over flyers, searching online or going from store to store to find the best deal, it also helps save you money. A win-win in our books. Grab the free ShopSavvy app for iOS or Android.
Okay. So, what if it’s your family who has to do the road trip to spend the holiday with everyone else? Well, if you’re one of many heading out on the road this winter, make sure to install the SitOrSquat app because you will have to use the bathroom at some point while traveling. Created by the toilet paper maker Charmin, this app helps you locate clean “sittable” bathrooms on your route. This app will also tell you which bathrooms are “squattable” and not so clean to use. And if you have children, boy will this be a lifesaver for you! This free app is available for iOS and Android.
Do you have to work through the holidays? If you own your own business or if you’re a blogger that needs to be plugged in every day, CubeFree will help you work in any location. This app will give you information on places with reliable WiFi and quiet environments. CubeFree will give you a map of different cafés or co-working spaces. You can also read reviews of workstations from other users. So, even though you won’t have a full break during the holidays, CubeFree makes it easy to get away for a couple of hours, work, and then come back to the holiday madness at home. This is a free app available for both iOS and Android phones.
4. SURE Universal
How can we not include our own innovative app on this list? What’s great about the SURE Universal is how applicable it is to your home life. With a full house during the holidays, you’re bound to lose a remote. Simply have your guests download the app, and now they have their own personal remote control for the TV. No need to worry about lost remotes or having to buy expensive batteries. Just don’t forget your phone’s charger!
No More Holiday Madness
Instead of being frazzled, stressed and overwhelmed, why not lean on some apps to make your life a little sane during one of the busiest times of the year? You’ll have help with all your holiday shopping with ShopSavvy, or use SitOrSquat to help you find the cleanest toilet. Maybe you just need to punch in a few more work hours. Use CubeFree to help you find a quiet WiFi location. When you come home, instead of battling your guests for the remote, use your SURE Universal instead. Over to you – how will you make your holidays less sane this year?