Are you or a loved one looking to make your spring-cleaning routine less stressful this year? Look no further! At Franklin Park® Senior Living, we know that spring cleaning is something that most people don’t look forward to. Here a few tips to help you and your loved one tackle your annual cleaning routine with less frustration:
Don’t Forget the Doormat
One way to make spring cleaning easier is to put things in place that prevent dirt from getting into your loved one’s home. Doormats are an excellent way to trap dirt outside and remove unwanted debris from visitor’s shoes. Many times, much of the dirt that you sweep off of the floor could have been prevented by simply providing a place to knock the dirt off.
With the wide variety of doormats available, we’re sure that the senior in your life will find one that not only matches the home but displays a sense of personality as well! Doormats can have short or long bristles, come in many different materials and colors, and even feature fun shapes that your guests will adore.
Make a Schedule
Making a schedule can prove to be extremely useful when you and your loved one are cleaning. Cleaning is a task that many people avoid and procrastinate, so locking down a specific time to get work done can help prevent putting chores off. Once your loved one has a cleaning routine, they’ll become accustomed to getting the work done in increments, rather than trying to finish the job all at once.
Be realistic when creating a cleaning schedule. If you know that you and your loved one aren’t going to spend 4 consecutive hours cleaning, then don’t make a plan that includes long hours of tedious work. Consider working one-hour cleaning periods into segments of your week to break up the work and help reduce the workload on your loved one!
Dress for the Job
It’s important to wear proper clothing when you’re helping your loved one do spring cleaning. Wearing inappropriate clothes can create safety hazards, make you uncomfortable, and ruin your clothes. You don’t want to be wearing the jacket that a beloved family member gave to you when you spill bleach all over yourself while cleaning!
Make sure to always use safety equipment such as gloves and eye protection when cleaning to prevent any risk of injury while dealing with harsh chemicals. Always wear long sleeves to prevent chemicals splashing on your hands and arms. Finally, make sure to wear shoes that have a closed toe, as sandals can increase the risk of tripping or chemical exposure.
A Regular Cleaning Routine
Cleaning routines are effective methods of keeping your loved one’s home clean without having to do all of the work in a single session. Once you’ve made a cleaning schedule like the one suggested above, you’ll be able to create a routine that prevents the task of spring cleaning altogether. If you and your loved one clean together every Saturday for two hours, you’d be surprised at the much work actually gets done in a month! Don’t let daunting tasks intimidate you and help to support your loved one while they work at the task slowly!
Spring cleaning can be difficult and hard to maintain, but there are a variety of solutions to you and your loved one’s cleaning problems. Many seniors are beginning to move into senior apartments that offer housekeeping and laundry services to make their spring-cleaning routines easier than ever before.
At Franklin Park® Senior Living, our luxury senior living communities allow you and your loved one to spend time making memorable moments, rather than cleaning the bathroom! Our dedicated staff works diligently to ensure that all of your loved one’s needs are met while they relax and enjoy their life.
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