It’s that time of the year…  the birds are singing, pollen is covering the world like a blanket, allergies are acting up, days are warmer and longer, spring is officially here.  Everyone always talks about “Spring Cleaning.”  If you are like me and have children involved in after school activities, work full time and volunteer your time it becomes “Whenever Cleaning.”

I used to take my curtains down and wash them, clean the baseboards along with other housekeeping.  Now I can’t remember when I cleaned them last. Also, this is when I realized that I have collected entirely too much stuff over time.  When I am gone, I can’t take it with me, will my kids want it?   What’s important or special to me, may not be special or important to them.  So I decided it’s time to get rid of unwanted or unneeded items. Now is the time to declutter the house, the attic, the garage and bedrooms.  Starting with one room at a time, make four separate piles: Trash, Recycle, Donate and Keep, this will keep you more organized while you are decluttering & cleaning.

One of the main reasons your home should be clutter free is so that you can clean more efficiently throughout the year, not just at the start of spring.  When things are neat and tidy, it’s easy to clean and not miss any spots.  If your home is cluttered, it’s harder to clean and can lead to bacteria growing, which can lead to you becoming ill.  If your home has safe walking areas with no items to trip on or fall over, it’s a lot safer for you and your family.

So many people in this world may want or need that old pair of jeans that you are never fitting in again, the coloring books your children don’t color in anymore, a pair of shoes that hurt your feet or books you have already read. If you look around, it’s easy to find a local church, battered women’s shelter or a thrift shop that helps people in your community.  All those places have a need for your unwanted items.

If you are working and are too busy to help your parents or grandparents with “Whenever Cleaning,” it may be time to reach out to a home care agency.   Stress Free Home Care has plenty of qualified geriatric care providers that are able to help declutter, organize and clean homes, while assisting with bathing and meal preparation.  Clean, clutter free homes are safe and happy environments for elders that will help prevent falls and infections.

Let our excellent staff provide premier home care services to help you start your “Whenever Cleaning,“ today, while providing personal care too!