Queen of Procrastination – My Cleaning App

I hate cleaning and I’m not good at it. Many are the times I consider hiring a cleaner, then realise I live in a 2 bedroom apartment, work 4 days a week and have no kids – I should have this covered, I should NOT need a cleaner.

One day, in anticipation of a very clean-type friend coming over, I freaked out and had to extreme-clean my flat. This would be the equivalent of a normal adult doing an average-clean of their flat. To help me, I made a big list of all the things I needed to do, and then checked them off during the day.

Weeks later I remembered that list and wished I had it to hand, it made the cleaning so much easier, and ticking things off is so satisfying. So, of course, rather than just get to cleaning my flat that day, I procrastinated by building this app, (which is designed for mobile really) (Github here)

I’m going to go ahead and say this is all ‘fake’ data in the app right now…



The premise of it is to be a list of repeating chores that need to be done, and each chore has a frequency. The chore is green if you have just done it, goes orange when it’s just overdue, and red when it’s quite overdue.

A tiny bit of JS in it turns the item green and says ‘Done’ when you tap it. So satisfying. Also satisfying was the fact that I made something with a little bit of JS, which I hardly ever do.



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