Home Maintenance by Bright Nest brings DIY to your iOS device.

Spring cleaning is upon us. This is the time of year where people take the opportunity to check smoke detectors’ batteries, clean out closets of out-of-season clothes and dust ceiling fan blades. The tricky thing for many people is figuring out how to get started. Home Maintenance by Bright Nest takes the guess work out of house work.

homemaintanence-screenshot 1Home Maintenance by Bright Nest helps you organize home tasks with easy-to-follow instructions, schedule maintenance and design creative spaces in your home. When you start the app for the first time, you are asked a series of questions about your home environment and behaviors that describe your habits like – healthy, clean, green, handy, savvy, creative, curious and hungry. These questions help direct the app the provide the articles that might be the most interesting to you. As an example, the first few suggestions for me were:

  • Handy: Maintain Your Fridge and Freezer
  • Healthy: Purchase Smoke and CO Detectors
  • Clean: Clean Out Your Fridge
  • Clean: Organize Your Closet
  • Savvy: Save Money on Laundry

Within the articles, there were many household care ideas like using baking soda and water to clean the trays from your refrigerator because using dish soap can leave a residue that will then seep into your food items.

homemaintanence-screenshot 2The entire app is very user friendly and fun to use. When I began testing it, I found myself continuing to read through articles because I was enthralled by the presentation. When you get the end of one article, there are suggestions for additional reading and there are even links to products that can assist you with your home tasks.

One of my favorite features of Home Maintenance is that there is an estimated time noted on the project that indicates how long the project should take. This is nice because you could organize your day of tasks based off of how much time you have to work on projects.

Accounts on Bright Nest are free and your projects will be stored and synced with your account.

I recommend this app to anyone who owns a home. I think this will help to keep homeowners on task and on top of home maintenance.