When touring this year’s Kips Bay Showhouse, one of the things I found really interesting was a display on the new Housepad App. Developed by Michael Bruno, founder of 1st Dibs, the Housepad app is an excellent tool for homeowners who want to stay organized and take a proactive approach to running their household. It puts a number of resources at your fingertips.
I know when I leave a client’s home after completing a project, it won’t look the same the next time I return. Little things like the arrangement of cushions or the placement of accessories may be off and I find myself wanting to fluff pillows or tweak other details. With the Housepad App, the homeowner can create room by room lookbooks so everyone from the kids to the cleaning staff knows how a room is meant to look. It’s a simple way to communicate in order to consistently have your home looking its best.
Another feature of the Housepad App is the ability to create to-do lists. These lists can be shared and assigned to family and staff who are then able to send notification when each task is complete. For a large household or one with an extensive staff, this can be a valuable time saver that keeps everyone on the same page and ensures important tasks are finished on schedule.
One of the most thoughtful features of the Housepad App is the ability to create a catalog of household items and appliances complete with invoices, warranty information, and instructions. So much more efficient than searching through files or binders if an appliance needs repairs! Additionally, you can store household emergency contact information, including details such as the location of shut off valves and fire extinguishers. The App even allows you to control a Nest thermostat, schedule maintenance calls with Handy, and keep a master shopping list with one-click Amazon ordering or just as a reference. All of these tools can be shared with members of the household from family to pet sitters to cleaning staff.
I really appreciate the Housepad App as a communication tool and an all-in-one resource for seamlessly maintaining a home on so many levels. It’s such a smart solution!