As we shift into the new spring season, the dust and dirt that has built up over the winter months seem to become more and more obvious. This is why the idea of Spring Cleaning is so popular for just about everyone. Whether that’s scrubbing down every corner of the house or simply trying to finally organizer that junk drawer, spring is the perfect season to start fresh.
For our senior adults living at home, keeping a clean and organized house has some significant benefits for both health and safety. Foremost, it creates a calm and peaceful space while also making it easier to avoid injuries or losing an important item. Keep reading for our best tips for helping senior adults spring clean their home, making it a welcoming, safe, and clean space to live.
Even if your whole home could benefit from an intensive decluttering session, don’t overwhelm yourself with the thought of having to do it all in a day, week, or even a month. Make it a goal to tackle just one closet or one drawer a day. Over the course of a month, you’re going to cover a ton of ground in your home and make major progress toward that organized living space you’ve always wanted.
Focus on The Most Lived-In Spaces
And when you’re choosing the best spaces to start your spring cleaning, think about the locations that are used the most. This is going to be the kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. These are places that also tend to collect dust and clutter. By starting with these spaces, you’re going to see the biggest difference right from the start and be encouraged to keep going.
Enjoy the Process
This is an important tip! Be sure to slow down and enjoy the process. Not everyone enjoys cleaning, so if this applies to you, find a method that can make it more enjoyable. Play your favorite music, or put on a movie you like. Talk to a friend on the phone or ask a friend over to help! All of these ideas will help the process go quicker and will also make a fun memory out of doing something productive.
Ask for Help
And when you think you may have gotten in over your head, or there are certain tasks you cannot complete due to limitations, be sure to ask for help. A family member or friend may be the right fit, or maybe it’s best to hire professional help. There are many businesses out there that specialize in such services. A professional caregiver, cleaner, or organizer all bring unique skill sets to the table that will help take your spring cleaning to the next level.
Are you or someone you know an aging adult who needs help with spring cleaning or organizing a home? Ella Home Care is happy to provide personal care assistance or refer you to someone who can help with more intensive cleaning and de-cluttering. Contact us today to learn more!