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Spotlight: Spring Cleaning

Spotlight: Spring Cleaning

With spring rolling in, many are getting the itch to organize and tidy up after all those dreary winter months spent inside. Therefore, this April we’re focusing on spring cleaning. For many living with multiple sclerosis, household chores and organizing can be both physically and mentally challenging though. And, sometimes cleaning doesn’t mean cleaning of your actual physical space but also your emotional mindset and well-being. As the spring months arrive, we almost feel like we’re ready for a new start. So, below we’ve included articles with some tips and tricks on how to tackle spring cleaning!

Most of all though we want to hear from you! What tips and life hacks do you have for cleaning when you’re unable to do certain tasks or really don’t feel up to it?! Let us know by posting in the our forums, sharing your story, or tweeting!

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Forums

Do you have any cleaning advice or any tips and tricks to make your spring cleaning easier? Please share it with us in our spring cleaning forum:

Spring Cleaning Forum

Stories

Have a story on how you manage to clean and organize both your physical space and emotional well-being? Share your story with the community here:

Spring Cleaning Stories

Twitter

Tweet us with any tips and tricks you use to clean your home and mindset while living with MS using the with the #SpringClean:

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Comments

  • panthera57
    2 years ago

    I bought the Roomba vacum for a couple of years now and it had been a life saver at least for the ground level of my 2 story house. Then I mop with an only water mop pad. I do little things every day or when I can. Really cleaning is one of my most stressfull things while having MS, along with organizing stuff in my house. But I keep reminding myself that whatever the house is…lifes goes on.

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi panthera57! The roomba and the mop are great tips! Cleaning can be super stressful but as you mentioned it can be helpful to remind yourself life goes on! Thanks for the comment!!! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • New to me
    2 years ago

    For a few years I got away with letting things ride until I had a “good day” but those days are now so far apart my heavy cleaning of the house, yard and shop get away from me so I prioritize what must be done doing a little on each never works out for me if it’s a beautiful spring day I give the yard a go but we have yet to have such a day on a weekend my yard has never looked so shabby… I use ergonomic tools when possible which helps…

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi New to me,

    Sometimes prioritizing is key. Hoping for a nice spring day soon!!! Thanks for being a part of our community!

    – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

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