Cleaning tips when unable to clean or afford to clean your bathroom?

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  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 30, 2017
    you should be able to get some help via social services... i do know of different home service companies...but I don’t know your local ones. Some will hook you up with an in home caretaker, 24/7, others for a few hours for basic homemaking tasks. You may have to get a medical evaluation in order to qualify for assistance, and an assessment of your funds. Start with social services, they can help you navigate the system.

  • Linda Vee Linda Vee on Dec 30, 2017
    I'm over 65 and often find myself needing to use my wheelchair. Here's what I do...
    Tub - I purchased a cheap hard plastic bristled broom and shortened the handle. Then I fill the tub with an inch of water, add degreaser, and swab the tub with the broom. It does a great job and gets all around the rim too. You can even swab the walls if you're a shower person while you're taking a shower.

    Toilet - If your toilet is badly stained, buy some CLR and let it sit for an hour, then flush. For daily care pour a half cup of white vinegar into the commode each night. Swish, swash in the morning.

    Sink - I use a few drops of dish detergent and just sponge away ... same with the faucets.

    Tips: Keep your vanity as empty as possible. If you corral the items you need to have out into any container, it'll make it a breeze to simply wipe the counter.

    My biggest challenge is the floor. I sweep, sweep, sweep. Then I use a swifter with an old facecloth on it. I spray the floor with a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water and mop away. As soon as the face cloth gets dirty I rinse it out in the sink and mop again.

    Doing this from a wheelchair takes a lot longer than normal, but the results are the same.

    I wish you luck with this project.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 31, 2017
    I try to make sure I do a light regular cleaning every couple of days (wipe down the sink area, give the toilet bowl a good scrubbing with the toilet brush and bleach) so that I don't need to spend a lot of energy on a big clean.