Mondays, amirite? Getting out the door on time and with the least amount of stress possible is sometimes easier said than done. For busy parents and active kids, saving a few precious minutes in the morning can mean the difference between having a great day or having a blah day. Check out our roundup of some of the smartest and most convenient apps that’ll help take you from bleary-eyed to raring-to-go!

Handy—Book Trusted Home Cleaners & Handymen

Household chores are called chores for a reason. Instead of fretting over when, who and how everyday home duties will get accomplished, Handy comes to the rescue with an easy-to-use app to book trusted and insured home cleaners and handymen. With services available in more than 20 cities across North America, Canada and the U.K., Handy lets you book the services you need when you need them. In addition to managing bookings on the go, you can check the progress of your bookings, rate service providers and even pay securely directly from your mobile device. With a 100% satisfaction, no questions asked, money-back guarantee, you have nothing to lose but time.

Free on iTunes and Google Play


What apps help jumpstart your day? Tell us in the comments below!

—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng