How can I clean my home while being physically impaired

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  • Susan Susan on Jun 19, 2017
    There's no easy answer to this. I do housework in small chunks. I decide what chores to do first. I do as much as I can, then when my pain level increases (degenerative disk disease) or I'm coughing too much (COPD) I simply go lie down til I feel better. It takes a long time to get the important stuff done, but, hey, I'm retired and no longer on a schedule! No guilt. I do what I can, and if someone doesn't like the state of my home, they can come help me clean it.

  • Marlene June Haas Marlene June Haas on Jun 19, 2017
    You probably need some help to get caught up with cleaning. Check with your local authorities or your church. Many people volunteer to help people in your situation. After the initial cleaning is done, make new habits about cleaning up after yourself. When you wash your dishes, wipe off the stove top, wipe off the refrigerator shelves, and wipe off the counters and table. If you do a little at a time it won't be such a project. It is easier to do a little each day.

  • Oh dear, I feel for you! I ran into this problem myself after my first back surgery and healing time. I found a good honest lady through referrals from the neighbors and she is still with me today, although on a once a month for big jobs like washing walls and baseboards.

    Ask friends and neighbors for referrals. I am now on "Nextdoor"- a neighborhood network which greatly helps for referrals of all kind. Google, check with local senior agencies (if applicable), and even check with your doctors who could possibly put you in touch with services to help you out.

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jun 19, 2017
    I do the same as Susan . I am disabled as well . I do at least one chore a day , sometimes two . If it hurts , don't do it .

  • Gma Kirk Gma Kirk on Jun 19, 2017
    I agree with reaching out for help. I had to swallow my pride when I broke my leg and some ladies from bible class helped me greatly. I did what I could, used paper plate, etc to reduce cleaning needed. Another time, our youth group helped one of our senior widows with yard work. Best wishes for a speedy recover!

  • Pamelalounsbery Pamelalounsbery on Jun 19, 2017
    Check with your local cleaning agencies some of them volunteer their time for things like this. We cleaned one house for free for a man going through chemo