Starting the Year Right: Planning, Decluttering and More in Senior Housing
The start of a brand new year is a great way to declutter and let go of the things that have no use anymore.
Loved ones in senior housing accumulate belongings over the years and these excess items can take up space. Mostly no longer in use in their day-to-day activities, decluttering can help the free some space and stay organized. It can be overwhelming at first but downsizing can also be liberating.
There is no better time to declutter than now.
Set the Tune for Your New Year
Most of the time, making changes, resolutions, and improving ourselves are the aspirations that we make every New Year. Oftentimes the small things are left unnoticed. But did you know that little things can also make a positive impact to start your New Year right?
As you approach the rest of the days of 2023, you might want to set things right and make the rest of the year more meaningful.
Make it a point to be happy and find the positive side in every situation. Start your day with positive thoughts or activities that will set the mood. Be grateful for the small and big things that you have, for family, and friends, and for getting through tough times.
Commit to Healthy Habits
Make changes to your daily diet, sleeping habits, and workout routines. In addition, start your morning with a healthy meal, exercise, or skincare routine. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits. Drink enough water instead of drinking soda or colored drinks. Learn something new and limit your technology time.
Practice kindness every day because an act of kindness is never wasted. You might want to help a fellow resident in your senior housing community accomplish a simple task or share baked goodies with other residents.
Letting go of excess things can prevent pests and mold. Getting rid of clutter is also beneficial if you want more space and can move freely without distractions. Besides, an orderly house helps you sleep better and improve your overall well-being.
Getting Organized in Senior Housing
Now it is time to act and start getting organized this New Year.
Plan a cleaning schedule on when to start doing the tasks. You can do this daily by starting with the small tasks and then the bigger ones.
Set a realistic schedule to improve your chance of fulfilling these tasks. You might want to start with three tasks and then choose three or more.
Create new storage solutions for your kitchen stuff, bills, bathroom essentials, toiletries, accessories, office things, and more. Purchase additional storage boxes and label each box to easily identify what’s inside.
Create a daily, weekly, and monthly routine to keep you on track. This will help prevent tasks, stress, and life, in general, get overwhelming. Set a specific time when you need to do your laundry, dispose of the garbage, clean the house, and do other tasks to make your life less stressful.
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