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Home Care Tips: Top 5 Housekeeping Tasks to do Daily to Keep the Home Fresh and Clean
November 20, 2015
Home Care in Menlo Park CAOne of the most beneficial services that your elderly loved ones' home care provider can offer them is helping to maintain a clean, healthy, and comfortable living environment. Physical, medical, mobility, and cognitive limitations can make it difficult for your seniors to keep up with the housekeeping tasks that maintain their home environment. An in home health care services provider, however, can offer assistance as well as modification options to help them to maintain as much independence as possible while also ensuring they are able to handle their cleaning and home maintenance tasks safely and healthily.
Share these housekeeping tasks that your aging loved ones and their home care provider can daily to keep the home fresh and clean and limit the need for deep cleaning:• Take out the trash. Nothing makes a house seem unclean and messy quicker than a buildup of trash. Even if it is just papers that are sitting around on flat surfaces or a bathroom trashcan with floss and drink cups in it, trash automatically makes you think of a home being unclean, and can quickly cause odors. Make it a point to take the trash out of the house on a daily basis. Go through each of the rooms of the home with a trash bag and throw away any trash, including junk mail, paper plates, food packaging, or any other items, and get them out of the house so that they do not build up. Encourage yourself to do this by trading out their large kitchen trashcan with a smaller one.• Gather laundry. You do not have to actually wash the laundry every day, but you should take the time to gather all dirty laundry and divide it into loads on a daily basis. This prevents odors in hampers and keeps you from just building up piles of dirty clothing, towels, or linens that can lead to mildew.• Wash the dishes. Dirty dishes produce unpleasant odors very quickly, and can breed germs, bacteria, and other pathogens. They also look bad, which can make the kitchen seem less welcoming. If left for more than a day, they can actually discourage your parents from eating properly and make them less likely to wash them. Washing the dishes at the end of every day prevents these odors and keeps the kitchen clean, healthy, and welcoming.• Wipe the counters. Little spills, crumbs, and other small messes can build up quickly, but if you keep up with them, they will not lead to big messes. Wipe the counters any time that there is any kind of spills or other little mess, and then at the end of the day to keep the counters clean and fresh.• Treat the bathrooms. The bathroom can be extremely difficult to clean if you let it go too long. Soap scum, mildew, and rings around the toilet can be challenging to get back under control once they have gotten bad, so working daily to keep them down helps to keep that room fresh, healthy, and appealing. Spray a cleaning maintenance product on the shower, tub, and shower curtain, add bowl cleaner to the toilet, and wipe out the sink daily to prevent major messes later.
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