Next comes the household chore a vacuuming, one aspect of cleaning that some people hate but I actually enjoy. Over the last few years I have found that when it comes to vacuuming that small light weight vacuums work best. Especially for those of us who find it difficult lugging around your old fashioned upright vacuum. I can't even count the number of times mine has tried to trip me up having me come pretty close to being the first person to die or break their leg from vacuuming.
|Dyson Digital Slim|
Next up it's the most hated cleaning task ever created which to me would have to be cleaning tile floors. The most common option is mopping the floors but take it from me all it takes is one slip and fall on a wet floor to have you considering other options. Biggest issue with mopping is having to deal with a bucket full of water which can spill over and become a safety hazard. So when it comes to cleaning the floor up until recently I was using the Swiffer but a few months ago I switched to using the Vileda ProMist Mop. My only complaint is that squeezing the trigger to spray the cleaning solution too often tends to aggravate my arm. If I clean the floors throughout the day and not all at once it tends to not bother me so much. Some days though I do wish I had the iRobot Braava™ Floor Mopping Robot. That way I can sit back and relax and not worry about cleaning the floor everyday. But like the Cordless Dyson Digital Slim Multi Floor Vacuum any iRobot device is it's going to cost you a lot of money. That just the way things are when it comes to products created to make our lives easier. So for now until prices come I will have to settle for the Vileda ProMist Mop.
All I can say is when it comes to being responsible for cleaning around the home with any type of physical disability you have to find what works best for you. All I can recommend is finding light weight products that help to make cleaning less physically demanding. If you are lucky enough to have someone do all the cleaning for you then I hope you appreciate all the hard work they do. If there is anything I have learned over the years it's that cleaning is very physically demanding. Sure some of us might be at the point where we are unable to help clean but for those who can we should pitch in however we can.
My Personal Story: Growing up with Becker Muscular Dystrophy,
Living with Muscular Dystrophy & Dealing with "Weak Days",
Living with a disability & suffering a work related injury,
The importance of having an accessible kitchen,
Tips for creating the perfect accessible home &
When stairs become your worst enemy