I’m sure you have heard of spring cleaning, but what about fall cleaning? Fall marks a transition from hot to cold, and with that comes the need to clean.

We thought we would make your fall cleaning a bit easier this year by putting together a checklist for you along with a few tips to help seniors safely clean as well!

Windows – Make sure you really clean your windows, including the screens and the base where dust and pollen tend to collect. Cleaning windows is important to ensure clean air in your aging loved one’s home.

Floors and Furniture – Similar to the windows, floors and furniture are known dust collectors. While we all try to dust and vacuum periodically, make sure you do a thorough job this fall to remove all dirt and dust and prevent the risk of illness and breathing issues.

Kitchen – Wipe down all countertops and appliances with disinfectants to remove food and hand germs. It’s also a good idea to go through the refrigerator and pantry to remove all expired foods that may cause illness.

Bathrooms – This is the room that needs a lot of attention when it comes to cleaning. Make sure the tub and toilet are free of hard water stains and – most importantly – mold. De-clutter the medicine cabinets as well by properly disposing of old medications. Learn more about the proper disposal of medication here.

If your aging loved one has a difficult time cleaning, or a difficult time accepting help for cleaning, break up the above list and take care of one thing at a time. If you need assistance with light house cleaning, contact a Senior Helpers near you for more information on our services.

Do you have a fall cleaning checklist? What are some of your fall cleaning tips? Share with us by commenting below, or by sharing on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

Comments (3)

  1. Vicky:
    Aug 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    I had a stoke in 2011, 2 weeks later my mother needed me up north, cancer,and died. I did not get to follow up on any therapy. I was up there almost 2 months. I did not even have time to grieve. Now it is 2016 and I have never lived in a more dirty house, because my mind will not prioritize, and when I dig into a job it never gets finished.

    My husband is 10 years older& had to go back to work to save our house and is in complete denial of any changes I've gone through. I have one daughter in Atlanta and wants to move back down here, but it's all about money she is trying to save up. I don't wish to be a burden so I don't even let on I need her because she has her own life. I am still mindful of the day to day things, but forget what should be doing because I am just overwhelmed. I would like some advice, please. Vicky L Garfield vlgfield@yahoo.com I would greatly appreciate and feedback. I have talked to my husband about getting help around the house but is having none of it.

  2. Vicky L Garfield:
    Aug 10, 2016 at 10:33 AM


  3. cwellham:
    Aug 10, 2016 at 01:39 PM

    Hi Vicky,

    We are so sorry to hear that. We would love to help you out around the house. One of our services in light house-keeping! What is the zip code where services would be needed so we can get you in touch with the right office!


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