When you have RA, you need some tricks to help you chase away the dirt devils, dust bunnies, and clutter critters that regularly hold meetings in your home.
Unfortunately, your ability, energy, or mobility is not infinite, so it pays to have a cleaning plan, regardless of which one of these cleaning philosophies you subscribe to: my house is dirty enough to be healthy, or my house is so clean you could eat off the floor.
K.I.S.S. your way into a cleaner home - keep it simple, sweetie - and adopt or adapt these 10 cleaning tips:
1. Fresh start. If you're in the market for your first home, you are already ahead of the game. This is when you can save yourself a lot of extra work by planning for the future. Imagine your worst flare ever, then choose a house, furniture, flooring, and fixtures that are easy to maintain.
When we bought our townhouse, I was in excruciating pain while awaiting a hip replacement. In retrospect, this was a blessing, especially since I tend to be very optimistic when I'm not in pain. The pain ensured that we purchased a home that was without stairs – and, I am thankful for that every time I enter or leave the house.
2. Schedule, or not. Dependent upon your cleaning style, you might dream of a cleaning reg