Android/iOS: My boyfriend and I live in a two-bedroom apartment with exactly two, exceptionally small closets. The closest are big enough to hold our clothes, but when it comes to other things that one might put in a closet, that stuff is stashed all over our house.
At least once a week I have a “Where did X go?” moment, and we spend a bit of time searching through our storage spots, and eventually the garage downstairs (which honestly is where a lot of our stuff is), until we manage to find it. Sortly is an app that’s meant to help make that search a bit easier.
With the app, you snap a picture of what you’re storing and where, and then you can search for it later on. It isn’t a replacement for keeping things organised, just a way to streamline remembering where you organised those things.
Image: Google Play / Sortly
You’re obviously not going to use this to organise your whole house, but for certain things, it can be pretty useful. For instance, if you have a decent whiskey collection but only want to keep a few bottles out in the open, you can store the others in a closet but still have easy access to know what you have and where it is. Or if you need to keep track of clothing for a different season, or that kitchen appliance you only need to pull out around Christmas… think things you definitely want to store, but also could use quick access to.
The app is free for up to 100 items. If you need to track more than that, a subscription to the service is $7.49 per month on iOS, $6.99 on Android.