Summer Cleaning and Organization Tips for Seniors Living in South Carolina
Forget Spring Cleaning- Let’s Organize This Summer!
It is no secret that summertime is one of the best parts of the year! From the sunshine, blue skies, and warm weather you will want to get outside and enjoy the refreshing weather. In our South Carolina Memory Care and Transitional Assisted Living communities we thrive on connection and activity during the summer months! What better way to usher in a summer of fun than to declutter and clean your space? Get ready for our four top tips to clean and organize this summer!
Pick One Space a Week
It can be easy to get lost in the overwhelm of cleaning and organizing. Not to mention, where do you even start? Whether you have heard of Marie Kondo or the Home Edit, one of the easiest ways to start organizing this summer is to start with small sections. Choose a closet, the kitchen, or your refrigerator as a starting point and focus on one task at a time! Work your way through your spaces and items each week of the summer to see major improvement!
Tidy Up Before Bed
Set an alarm and clean your space for 10 minutes as a part of your nighttime routine! Whether you need to wash a few dishes, vacuum your room, or simply fold your laundry, give yourself a small but non-negotiable amount of time to tidy up before bed. You will thank yourself every night as you fall asleep!
Give Your Things a Home
Clutter tends to build up when we don’t give our belongings a specific place to live. Whether it is mail thrown on the kitchen table, or shoes strewn across the floor, it is time to give your things a certain place to live! Grab a few containers or other organizational items to start placing your papers, keys, shoes in their specific compartment. Less clutter can also decrease stress and bring a little peace to your daily life.
Create a Schedule
One way to truly stay on top of your clutter each season is to create a schedule to organize. Whether it is once a month, once every six weeks, or a completely different time frame, go ahead and take out your calendar and plan in a day to go through your things! Doing this more frequently will help you remain organized and less stressed!
Clean the Hard to Reach Places
How often do you actually clean your baseboards and fan blades? Add these easily missed items to your seasonal cleaning routine. Try to brainstorm other items in your home that are often missed and add them to the list. Some common ones are air conditioning filters, tops of cabinets, behind your stove or washer and dryer, and even underneath area rugs. Bonus points if you switch your current cleaning supplies for a safer, greener alternative!
Take time each season to go through a cleaning and organizational routine! When you do this, your mental health will become clearer and keeping things organized will be a breeze! At our South Carolina communities we strive to provide spaces for our community to engage and live an intentional life!
As we get older, it’s super important to prioritize our health and well-being. A balanced diet plays a crucial role in maintaining good health, and what better way to embrace a healthier lifestyle than by incorporating fresh and nutritious vegetables into our meals? This season offers an abundance of colorful and flavorful veggies that can be the foundation of delicious and wholesome meals.
Keep reading for some delightful veggie-based meal ideas from our community in Lake Charles, LA – which will allow you to enjoy the season’s bountiful harvest and promote a healthier lifestyle:https://ow.ly/uXuz50PPqFQ
We all want to start our days on the right foot, and prioritizing a well-balanced breakfast is a great way to make sure you have energy all day! Our residents have access to healthy breakfasts every day of the week, but for our friends at home, one easy way to add a nutritious punch to your morning meal is by adding spinach to a simple scramble.
It is extremely easy to make for yourself or a loved one if you’re short on time in the morning. Simply heat up a nonstick pan, add your eggs, some spinach, and a little of your favorite seasoning (we love everything bagel seasoning)! Turn the eggs occasionally to cook them through, and you're ready to eat.
If you have more time, you can add cheese or avocados too!