By Jeff Sheppard 28 Mar 2021 no comment 725 Views

Last week we shared our top four tips to stay safe during spring cleaning.  This week, we’re adding one more.

If it’s too late for you to put this tip into effect for spring cleaning this year, don’t fret.  We can guarantee you’ll find spring cleaning easier next year if you give this tip a try.

Keep up with daily tasks

The traditional “spring cleaning” is devoted to those big tasks that are typically only done once or twice a year.  These tasks may include washing windows, scrubbing underneath the fridge, and cleaning eavestroughs.  We pack away our winter clothing and bring out spring and summer wear.

Spring cleaning is also a great opportunity to clear out clutter.  Donate clothing you don’t wear and items you don’t use.

Spring cleaning is a lot more work if it also involves several days’ worth of dishes, a couple weeks’ worth of laundry, and months of accumulated clutter on top of that.

Keep up with daily chores so that you don’t have to rush on weekends—or during your annual spring cleaning—to tackle everything at once.  Spending as little as 30 minutes a day staying caught up can pay big dividends!

Avoid storing junk.  If something is broken and can’t be fixed, don’t just stash it in your garage, attic or basement.  It will create clutter–for no good reason.  Throw it out on the next garbage day.  Then you won’t have a room full of junk to deal with at spring cleaning time.

What if you think you can fix it, but you don’t have time or money to do so right now?  Designate a place for such items and set it aside.  At spring cleaning time, take a look in your designated box or cupboard.  It’s time to get rid of anything you haven’t missed and anything you forgot you still had.  If you haven’t gotten around to repairing it in a year, how likely is it that you’re going to do so in future?

Value your weekends and days off work

Weekends and days off are time for relaxing, recharging, and spending time with family and friends.  Don’t waste your weekend in a deluge of housework.  A little regular housework during the week will buy you a lot of free time come the weekend.  If you work weekends and have days off during the week, this advice also applies.  It’s important to value free time, maintaining social ties, and relaxation.

Get groceries on your way home from work; throw in a load of laundry before you turn the TV on; sort mail while you watch your show.  You’ll reduce your likelihood of injury when you don’t have to work so long and so hard to do everything in one day.

Your mood will also improve, as you’ll be able to spend most of your days off relaxing and recharging.  You’ll feel less stress and less fatigue, too.

Chiropractic care relieves stress and helps to keep you at your best.  If you’re feeling stressed out, tired, or generally draggy, and you haven’t seen us for maintenance treatment in some time, it’s time to give us a call.  Contact Sheppard Chiropractic Centre at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172 and let us help you get back on the road to wellness.

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