The first day of spring.
I am not sure exactly how I feel about saying "goodbye" to winter and "hello" to spring. Don't get me wrong, I love the spring. As crazy as it sounds, I actually get nervous as spring approaches, feeling the pressure of ensuring that my spring cleaning efforts are aggressive enough to effectively tackle all areas of the home that need to be addressed. But enough about my ideosyncracies...
No matter your age, you probably do at least a little spring cleaning. As senior move managers, we frequently encounter clients who are not only willing, but also very able to do their own spring cleaning. Rather than discourage their efforts we do what we can to make sure that they are not over-extending themselves in the process. So, how should an elderly person proceed with their spring cleaning?
The first thing to keep in mind is safety! There is no need to get out a ladder, or even a step stool. Everything contained in the downloadable checklist that follows has been customized for the elderly. The key is for the senior to not over-exert themselves. Below are some general tips to keep everyone safe -- and clean!
- Set realistic goals that can be achieved over a set amount of time (no more than 2 hours).
- Early on in the process decide what you would like to do with items that you no longer need or use.
- Begin in the areas in which you live. Think living room, bedroom and kitchen. You will be encouraged by the progress that you see in these areas.
- Contact your local town hall to determine if there is an upcoming recycling day.
- Consider hiring a service to come and take care of the areas that are inconvenient for you. This includes basements, sheds, garages and attics.
- Enjoy your reclaimed space!
Are you ready to get started? Click the button below to not only begin, but to finish your spring cleaning this year!