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Spring Cleaning for Seniors

Spring Cleaning for Seniors

Spring is finally here! And for many of us that means it’s time to start cleaning. Cleaning and decluttering your home after a long winter is a great way to reduce stress and make injuries less likely. Reducing the amount of dust and buildup in your home may also help boost your immune system and reduce allergies. 

If you’re ready to start cleaning try these simple tips to help get your home clean and clutter free for Spring.

Focus on Removing Clutter

Decluttering your home can help to free up a lot of space and allow for a better flow of energy throughout your home. Removing clutter from your home can also help to reduce stress, relieve insomnia, and even reduce risk of injury.

Work in Small Time Increments

After a long winter of cozy time spent indoors the thought of taking on a big cleaning project can be daunting. Remember, you can start cleaning anywhere you want and start out with small tasks like organizing your spice rack to help get yourself going. Spring cleaning doesn’t need to be done in one day and can be something you spread out over a couple of weeks, or even a month. It is much easier to stay motivated when you don’t bite off more than you can chew.

Don’t Overlook You Medicine Cabinet

It is super easy to forget about what lurks inside our medicine cabinets. Expired medications and other self care items can become dangerous, ineffective, or unsanitary over time. This is why it is important to clear out this area of your home. There are plenty of places that will help you to safely dispose of expired medications that can be found online.

Get Help With Heavy Lifting

One of the most satisfying parts of Spring cleaning is getting all of the dust bunnies out from under your furniture. Although it can be tempting to try and maneuver this on your own; it is definitely not worth a back injury or potential fall. Plan a day to have friends or family over who can help you move larger objects safely. Or better yet, hire a cleaning professional to come in and do the deep cleaning in all of the nooks and crannies.

Remember, Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be done in one day and to be easy on yourself and ask for help if you need it!