4 Reasons Why Spring Cleaning is Essential

Posted on April 01, 2019

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Spring is here, and the daunting task of spring cleaning comes along with the season. Although many people avoid doing spring cleaning because it is such a challenging task, it is necessary to maintain the home.

An unclean home can cause stress, create clutter, pose a safety risk, and it looks unappealing for friends and family! Silver Comet Village would like to highlight the importance of helping your loved one do their spring cleaning for the year. Make sure to share these helpful hints with your family to get them motivated!

Peace of Mind

Maintaining a clean home can be challenging, but it’s also gratifying. When your loved one walks into a clean house, they can feel a peace of mind that allows them to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. They don’t have to worry about cleaning all of the rugs, washing the dishes, sweeping the floors, and doing everything else that comes along with an unkept home.

Be sure to maintain your loved one’s space in an organized manner so they don't stress about all of the chores that need to be completed. Regular upkeep of these chores can help reduce the workload on the two of you while you’re doing your spring cleaning for the year!

Reduce Clutter

Clutter in the home can be challenging to handle. Many times, your loved one will save items that hold a special place in their heart, but don’t necessarily have any tangible uses. You and your loved one will need to sort through all of their belongings and decide what is essential to keep.

After all of the unnecessary items have either been removed from the home or stored elsewhere, the amount of living space in the house will significantly increase! Remember to speak to your loved one about using storage and maintaining an organized area if you want to make this task easier next year.

Appearance

The appearance of your loved one’s home means more to them than you may think. When others pass by or enter your loved one’s home, they will immediately get an impression of them based upon the cleanliness of their yard, the length of the grass, and how clean the driveway is. You want to help the senior in your life make a good impression to their neighbors!

Don’t forget about outdoor tasks when doing your spring cleaning. People often forget that subtle details like power washing the driveway can make a world of difference to the appearance of the home.

If your loved one is unable to maintain the outside of their home regularly, it might be a good time to consider a senior living community that provides senior care and offer services that help to support chores such as cleaning. Silver Comet Village, located in Powder Springs, Georgia, offers excellent senior living options that allow your loved one to relax while our staff takes care of all the work!

Safety

While many don’t consider safety while spring cleaning, it’s essential to keep in mind that your loved one is at risk of injury if the home is dirty, cluttered, or unorganized. Items scattered throughout the house can cause your loved one to fall, bump into heavy furniture, or step on something hazardous.

Explain the importance of safety to the senior in your life and take the appropriate steps to make their home safe while you’re picking things up. A chair pushed closer under a table can be the difference between a safe environment and a severe injury!

Spring cleaning isn’t always fun, but it has to be done if you want to maintain your loved one’s home and safety. With the help of these motivators, you and your loved one will be able to get the work done with a positive attitude and cooperation!

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