It is starting to look and feel like spring! I know that I am not the only one starting to pack up my winter items and dive into deep cleaning the house. But with the warm weather approaching, follow some of these Spring Cleaning tips so that you can enjoy the spring injury free!
Depending on the severity of your desire to declutter, cleaning up the house can be a very strenuous and taxing task! With whatever you need to do, like lifting, scrubbing, packing, or mulching, make sure you are prepared.
Enlist family members to help you accomplish your goals. It will make things go faster and then there are more people to help with any heavy lifting.
I think I bring this up in every blog I write. It is so important to have proper lifting technique during these types of activities. When moving furniture, boxes, or dirt, make sure that you bend from your hips and knees and not just your back when moving an object.
Try to avoid tendinitis symptoms by taking breaks when you have to perform a repetitive task, such as scrubbing or painting. These repetitive motions can lead to irritation and inflammation of a tendon.
If you are working in the garden for a long time, try bringing out a stool to sit on instead of leaning over the entire time.
When packing objects, try to bring the box onto a table for ease of access, instead of leaning over it. This will help to protect your back.
The stories have it right when the tortoise beats the hare. Sometimes it is better to take it slow than to push through. Take rest breaks when needed. Do not overfill trash cans, garden supplies, or boxes. Take more trips instead of rushing everything in one. If you can, spread the tasks out over multiple days.
Spring is a great time to declutter the house and freshen up your environment. Stay safe during the process and of course, if you have any questions or are in the Falls Church or surrounding area, be sure to stop in and say hello!