Post by mountainma on Jul 25, 2020 13:29:20 GMT -6
I know several of us deal with physical health issues on a regular basis. This makes housework more of a challenge. How do you juggle personal illness (or caring for a loved one) with every day household tasks? Please share your tips and tricks.
Dd1 has experienced a bad flare up since fall, plus my health issues have been worse. Then last week, dd2 sprained her ankle and is off work and in a boot for a few weeks until she heals. I want so badly to have a tidy, clean house, but at this rate it seems impossible. Also, dd2 brought home all her stuff when Covid shut down her college life. That really adds to the clutter in our little house. To better cope, here's what I've been doing to keep up.
Realize it's ok just to do what you can do--your house does not determine your worth as a person Work in small increments of time--wash a few dishes and sit down, rest, repeat Priorities first--family fed, clean clothes, etc. Dusting and mopping can wait. Try to remain thankful--gratitude keeps away complaining Take care of yourself--take your vitamins and meds, try to eat properly, etc.
Yesterday I employed a device my sister called commercial cleaning. I put on a hallmark movie and cleaned during commercials.
I have a hard time accepting my limitations and often end up over doing which in turn, takes much longer to recover from.
Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
I like the idea of commercial cleaning. It's almost like doing 15's.
Rebekah, are you able to get a small portable shed to put dd2's school stuff in? Also, when I sprained my ankle years ago I couldn't put any weight on it but once I had the Bledsoe brace boot on I could walk with no pain whatsoever. Maybe she needs to see about getting one.
Post by mountainma on Jul 26, 2020 14:09:22 GMT -6
Gina, we have two outbuildings and can put totes of stuff out there, but we have to be careful because the floors have gaps where "critters" can get in and destroy stuff. We've put stuff in totes out there and gone back to find mice had chewed up everything, even though lids were on the totes! I'll have to check out the kind of boot she's in. It's a big black boot the doctor prescribed and she has to wear it all time time except when in the shower. It hurts her to put any weight on it even with the boot on. Poor kid.