Spring is just around the corner, but for seniors it can be an arduous task to declutter and get their house ready. To make the process easier, we've compiled a list of simple tips and tricks to help senior adults tidy up their home and prepare for a brighter Spring season.
As you go through each room, pay special attention to closets as they are one of the best places to store bulky winter clothes and items in preparation for the spring season. Take everything out, put away the winter clothes, and rearrange shelves and hangers to give yourself some extra storage space and make room for lighter pieces.
Clean Out Your Pantry
Out with the old and in with the new! Go through your pantry, fridge, freezers, cabinets, drawers etc., clearing anything that’s expired or unnecessary . Not only will this give you more space, but also prevent unwanted pests from getting into food sources over a period of time while they are stored away in warmer months outdoors.
Check For Pests
It may seem counterintuitive since we just mentioned preventing pests from getting into foods currently stored in your home; however it's essential to keep an eye out before bringing them into your home unintentionally as well! Be sure that there aren't any cracks in windows or doors where creepy crawlies could creep in; check window seals for fungus/mold buildup; replace door mats regularly; thoroughly sweep behind furniture at least once a week; watch out for potential bug indicators (termites can be a sneaky threat!).
You should always give walls a good scrub before welcoming warmer air indoors – especially after spending months with thicker clothing on stands indoors gathering dust. Dirt has built up on walls during this period which needs to be removed completely so your living area looks new again – ready for some fresh paint if needed, too. Don’t forget skirting boards either!
Spring Clean Appliances
Be sure all appliances are wiped down with damp cloths or sponges daily and cleaned properly on both inside and outside surfaces every month or two depending on how much dust accumulates & grease stains find their way onto them recently so your kitchen always looks brand new when expecting guests at home too!
Refresh Your Fabrics
Fabric such as curtains or bedding absorbs smells from cooking throughout winter months same goes with rugs which need vacuumed & freshened regularly too – sometimes even replaced if necessary - like armchairs which might have seen better days due to frequent usage around lounges & bedrooms where family members tend spend their majority time...so take care not forget these details when cleaning up before Spring rolls out her day full glory!
Are you or a loved one getting ready for spring? Caring Transitions provides simple tips for seniors that make life easier. Our compassionate and reliable professionals can assist with downsizing and estate sales, to help make the transition stress-free and seamless. With our help, you can focus on what’s important – enjoying the season!