When your home is filled with a lifetime of memories, it can be hard to part with things. Paring down a lifetime's worth of possessions can feel overwhelming. Homes can become cluttered and almost dangerous to live in. Common problems for seniors who live in excessive clutter are trips and falls; overlooking bills and missing medications that are hidden in the clutter; and suffering from the environmental effects of mold, mildew and dust.
If a senior in your life intends to stay in their home, there will come a time when they need to look at decluttering and organizing their belongings, before it becomes a personal safety concern. Doing so will allow you and your loved one to access what you want easily and maneuver more easily though the home. Here are a few tips to help make the process easier:
Cleaning out the home can be difficult and others may try to tell you what you should do, but remember you know what's best for your situation.