A lot of us are happy to say goodbye to winter here at Bath Planet of Toronto.
But now that the first day of spring is almost here, it’s time to spruce up and organize the house.
Spring cleaning can be a vigorous, physical, and time-consuming (spanning several days) activity.
However, if you’re a senior citizen or someone with mobility issues requiring accessibility products, you’ll want to take extra precaution when working around the house.
With that in mind, here are some easy-to-follow spring cleaning safety tips for seniors.
1. Go through your medicine cabinet.
While some expired drugs may still be potent after their expiry date, others may not be as effective.
Look for things like:
- Old prescriptions mixed in with newer ones
- Drugs containing organic ingredients
- Outdated liquid antibiotics
2. Remove trip/fall hazards
Slips and falls are the number one sources of injuries among people 65 years of age or older. Over the winter months, you may have accumulated things throughout the house like:
- Boxes (such as leftover gift boxes from Christmas)
- Extra shoes or boots
- Small floor mats, rugs, carpets
During spring cleaning, you’ll want to get these items out of the way.
3. If you’re having trouble tackling some of the chores yourself, reach out to friends or family to help you out, so that:
You won’t risk injuring yourself lifting, moving, or cleaning something that’s a bit tough to handle or hard to reach
The cleaning will be done much faster (and more efficiently too)
You won’t be alone, and you’ll have a great opportunity to connect and catch-up with your friend or family member
4. Spring cleaning is also a great time to do an annual evaluation of how your home is working for you as you age.
For example – Are your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in proper working condition?
Or, do you find loose extension cords here-and-there? Eliminate those trip and fire hazards by investing in a cord organizer.
And finally, one of the most important of all – are you finding it harder and harder to step into your bathtub? that’s where we come in.
That’s the perfect time to see what Bath Planet of Toronto has to offer.
From our large selection of products to our hassle-free process, you’re certain to get what you want at a cost that’s right for you. Contact us today for your no cost, no obligation in-home consultation.