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5 Unique Ways Help Your Client With Spring Cleaning!

Monday, April 24, 2017- by Euro-American Connections & Homecare

Spring Cleaning Seniors

 

Start Small

As we age, we tend to collect many things over the years that end up as clutter in our closets. Our first tip for a thorough and proper spring cleaning – start by decluttering your closets one by one. Find a way to organize each type of item, whether it’s cleaning supplies, winter clothes, old cards and notes – into small colorful boxes that will help your client remember what goes where. Finally, dust off every shelf before stocking up each closet!

Bring Your Furniture Back to Life

Despite popular belief, one of the most important parts of spring cleaning is to pay attention to the furniture we use every day. From dust to body oil, our furniture can carry countless germs and bacteria that settle in and damage it over time. Thankfully, there are countless fabric shampoos and leather cleaners that can gently clean almost any surface you need. Just make sure you spot test any new product to prevent stains and changes to the color of the upholstery.

Kitchen Keep-Up

We tend to spend the most in our kitchens than any other room in the house, but don’t forget that besides cleaning up after enjoying a meal, it needs much more attention – starting with the refrigerator. While it keeps food fresh, it can carry bacteria and develop harmful mold over time. Be sure to give each shelf and unit in your fridge a good scrub, and to clean out the vents in the back with a long brush to prevent it from overheating.

Carpets and Floors

Seniors can be especially sensitive to dust and allergens found on our floors and carpets as they can contribute to heavy breathing and more serious respiratory problems. Before you begin, move as many items off the floor, including furniture and equipment off that may have been collecting dust. If you have hardwood or tile floors, vacuum first, and then follow up with an all-purpose floor cleaner with a moist mop. Finally, once the floor is dry, go over it with a sealer or gloss that will leave it shiny and protected. If most of the home is carpeted, save yourself time and effort and contact a carpet cleaning company that will both vacuum and deep-clean the carpets for spring cleaning.

Get The Team Together

Spring cleaning isn’t the most entertaining activity out there, so if your client has a senior roommate, or has family that lives close-by, try planning a cleaning day together to get their spirits up! Split up and assign a room to each person to help you move along with the home cleaning process, and treat them to some some pizza as a thank-you!

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