8. Get your place in tip-top shape at a moment's notice
The app: Handy
For all those household chores you and your lazy roommates can't be bothered to do yourself (cleaning, furniture assembly, painting, odd-job repairs, etc.), Handy enlists a small army of home cleaners and handymen to get the job done on-demand, making it perfect for those unexpected parental visits.
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor and has never roomed with a murderer, as far as he knows.
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