Spring is a great time to clean your home. The idea of “Spring Cleaning” has become much of a tradition around the world. Having a clean home in the spring helps to get rid of the dust and dirt that can collect in the winter when mud is often tracked in and the windows stay sealed tight. Regardless of the time of year, cleaning your home can benefit a lot more than just the esthetics of the house. Cleaning is helpful for the mood, hygiene, and even the health of those living in the home.
The spring season can introduce many allergens from plants and trees and even pets. Dusting often can help keep the indoor allergens from getting out of control. While moving things around to dust, we also suggest taking the opportunity to de-clutter and organize. Maybe there are some books you can get rid of, a side table that can be donated to the thrift shop, and even clothes that aren’t used any longer. Having less clutter in your home can help clear your mind and is an important part of fall prevention.
Senior adults with limited mobility may need assistance with their spring cleaning. This can be a great activity for their family to help out with and a great opportunity for an act of service from neighbors and friends. You can help the home owner to feel independent and involved by including them in the cleaning – especially the de-cluttering part. They will want to be involved in those decisions and it can be a great opportunity to hear their stories and memories.