Spring cleaning for seniors is especially beneficial because if you do it right, you can make quite a positive experience out of this yearly chore! Here are some tips to make the most of your big cleaning day.
The more the merrier.
Cleaning your entire space can feel like an intimidating job, but rest assured that there are people who want to help. Call those friends and loved ones who have been wanting to spend quality time together. You can even entice them by saying you’ll provide lunch or order pizza. Spend some time thinking about who will be the most proficient at what task and make a game plan. Your friends and family will jump at the opportunity to help out and also spend some quality time together.
Take the opportunity to downsize or reorganize.
If you are planning on moving to a smaller space or assisted living facility, this is the perfect opportunity to take an inventory of your place and belongings. It can feel really freeing to let go of some items that you no longer use or need. Think about any burdensome tasks that you may experience throughout the month and perhaps you can let go of some belongings that will make those weekly/monthly chores less of a pain.
Make it a fitness friendly cleaning session.
Put on your sneakers, turn up the music, and clean at a brisk pace. This will get your heart rate up and make it a workout session as well as a cleaning session. Your heart will thank you, and so will your home or apartment, when you use cleaning your physical space to take care of your body!
As you organize your home this spring, you might start thinking about the other areas of your life that need some upkeep. If you want help getting your Medicare in order, contact SeniorChoices NW in Wilsonville, Oregon.