Keeping our home neat, tidy, and sanitized does not have an end. Cleaning is difficult for a capable person, more so a disabled person, it will be very difficult for them to keep up with the dust build-up. Here are a few things, tips, and hacks to consider while doing some home cleaning and disability limitations that will not be noticeable.
Tips For A Faster and Easier Way Of Cleaning
Tip #1: Dusting
Every now and then we need to wipe the dust from every nook and crannies to avoid dust from building up. It is easier to clean using a duster with an extendable handle to prevent you from stretching too much or reaching for the corners that will cause you body pain. If you do not like the idea of buying a duster with an extendable handle, you can create one yourself at home by attaching your duster to a wrapping paper roll for the handle extension.
Tip #2: Use a Mat
Our shoes are one of the reasons why dirt enters our home. To lessen the dirt particles, use a mat inside and outside your home. The outside mat will filter some of the dirt from your shoes and the inside mat will remove the remaining grime, as a result it will lessen the dirt build up in some places in our home.
Tip #3: Vacuuming
Dragging and pushing around a very heavy vacuum will be very difficult for a person suffering from chronic pain or for a person with a disability. It will be very convenient if you consider buying a vacuum that weighs lighter than usual.
Make sure to clean the hallways and the floors of each room to also prevent dirt from building up. Do not forget to run a vacuum over your mat inside and outside your home, it will obviously be full of dirt as its main purpose is to filter them.
Tip #4: Cleaning the Dishes
After eating, we sometimes feel too lazy to wash our plates immediately, which in result will make the rice harden. This causes the sauce to stain and is very difficult to remove. Before leaving your plates in your sink, always make it a habit of soaking it in faucet water or hot rinse it after using, to soften the rice and sauce stain to make it easier to wash once you have the willpower to do this chore.
Tip #5: Using the Dishwasher
As we all know the use of the dishwasher is for washing our dishes, little do we know that this is a multipurpose washer. We can also use the dishwasher to clean some of our things that are made of plastic such as ziplock bags, bathroom wastebaskets, soap dishes, toothbrush holders, sponges, dish brushes, and other bathroom items.
Always make sure to run a full clean of the dishwasher before using it again on your dishes.
Tip #6: Use Baking Soda
While washing your clothes, pour in a cup of baking soda to make them look brighter and cleaner. You would not need to scrub the stain off your cloth before putting them in the washer.
It is always important not to overdo yourself. Doing too many chores will tire you out and make it not enjoyable. Make sure to schedule your chores on different days to also have time for yourself to enjoy. These tips on home cleaning and disability limitations will maximize your time and physical strength and also make your life easier.