Warmer weather is finally here, which means it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. But did you know that spring cleaning can actually be good for your health, especially if you’re a senior?
Dust and pollen can build up in your home over the winter, causing respiratory problems. But a good spring cleaning can help clear the air and make your home smell fresher.
Changing the filters in your air conditioner and vacuum cleaner and cleaning your oven can also help improve air quality and save you money on your energy bills.
And finally, keeping your home clean and clutter-free is important for seniors, as it can help prevent falls.
So this spring, take some time to do a little extra cleaning. Your health and your wallet will thank you!
Out with the dust and pollen, in with fresh, clean air
When it comes to your health, there are many benefits to keeping your home clean – especially if you suffer from allergies or asthma. Dust and pollen can wreak havoc on your respiratory system, so it’s important to keep them under control. In addition, fresh air is always good for you, and it can also help to clear out any musty smells in your home.
One of the best ways to get rid of dust and pollen is to do a thorough spring cleaning. This means opening all the windows, letting in some fresh air, and doing a deep clean of every room in your house. Vacuum all the carpets and rugs, wash all the windows, dust all the surfaces – even those that don’t seem dusty. The more thorough you are, the better off you’ll be.
Not only will this help improve your health, but it will also save you money in the long run. Allergies and asthma can be expensive to treat, so by keeping your home clean and free of triggers, you can avoid costly doctor’s visits and medication. Plus, a clean house simply feels better. Why not make the effort to achieve it?
Cleaning your appliances saves electricity
Many people see cleaning their appliances as a chore, but it can actually be beneficial for your health and your wallet. Here’s how:
One of the most important things you can do during spring cleaning is to change the filters in your air conditioner and vacuum cleaner. This simple task can make a big difference in the efficiency of these appliances and help save you money on your electricity bill.
Another way to save money and energy is to clean your oven. Most people don’t realize how much dirt and grime builds up inside their ovens over time. A good deep cleaning will not only make it look better, but also make it run more efficiently.
While you’re at it, a few other appliances you should put a little elbow grease into: Clean the coils on your refrigerator, shake the crumbs out of your toaster, and use your manufacturer’s recommended cleaning solutions for your dishwasher and washing machine. A clean appliance does a better job and uses less electricity.
Keeping clutter around your home is unsafe for seniors and can lead to falls
A cluttered or dirty home can create trip hazards and make it difficult to move around, which can lead to falls and other injuries for seniors. In addition, a messy home can be a breeding ground for dust mites, allergens and even mold, all of which can trigger asthma or allergy attacks.
If you’re a senior or have elderly parents or grandparents, it’s important to keep your home clean and tidy to help prevent accidents and maintain good health.
Don’t miss this opportunity to tidy up those stacks of old magazines or recycle old newspapers. Give away unwanted furnishings or other items that are in the way to a local charity – some, like the Salvation Army, will even come and pick up the items you’re donating.
Stay healthier this spring with a little spring cleaning, or give up all of the home maintenance and choose maintenance-free living at a Westminster community
Spring is the perfect time to give your home a deep clean. Not only will it make your space feel fresher, but it can also improve your health as a senior. So there you have it – a few simple tips that can help improve your health and save you money.
So what are you waiting for? Get started on your spring cleaning today!
If you’re not up for the challenge of spring cleaning, there’s another option: Maintenance-free living at a Westminster community. With housekeeping and maintenance included, you’ll have more time to enjoy life without worrying about home repairs. Contact us today to learn more about our communities and how we can help you live your best life, with your plan for the future.