A clean house is the true representation of a person who has their life together. It requires time and effort to make a house spotless, which explains why a clean house is highly appreciated. Spring cleaning helps clear the home of clutter and prepares it for the new year, making it an annual ritual for some. However, cleaning can be a challenge for your matured loved ones due to their lower energy and health or mobility issues. Their frail body requires them to be more cautious of the way they move, including the way they do their spring cleaning. Here are some spring cleaning hacks for you and your loved ones to try.
Reuse Your Dirty Sponges
Sponges are most likely the most used product when it comes to spring cleaning. It helps to scrub any grime out, absorbs any liquid, and is a great item for anything. However, a common misconception about sponges is that they have to be disposed of after use. This is not the case, as there are ways to clean them for reuse. Just put them in a bowl filled with water and lemon juice and squeeze out the excess before placing them into the microwave for a minute. You can also leave the bowl in the microwave for a minute to break down any stubborn grime for better cleaning.
Use Lint Rollers to Clean Your Lamps
It can be common to see many light fixtures around your loved one’s home as it brightens up the space to reduce the chances of falls taking place. As with any furniture, lamps will also collect dust if not cleaned regularly. In addition, lamps that are oddly shaped make it harder for them to be cleaned. Luckily for you and your loved ones, there is a hack to fix this. Just use a lint roller and run them through a few times to lift the dust off. It requires lesser energy while getting the job done. There are also smaller-sized lint rollers that can be used to clean the dust on the smaller areas.
Climbing ladders is one of the most dangerous activities your loved ones can do when cleaning their homes. It is important to have safety precautions in place in your loved one’s home, and avoiding ladders should be one of them. If they want to reach the higher parts of their house, your loved ones can make use of extension poles that are connected to their cleaning tools. Claw-tip extension tools can also help your loved ones to pick up items above or under them.
Remove Dust on Your Blinds with Tongs
Cleaning the blinds can be a hassle as your loved ones have to work on each row during dusting. However, there is a much simpler way to clean them. All that is needed is an old pair of socks and a pair of tongs. Simply put the socks on either side of the tongs and clamp the blind between the tongs.