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5 Easy Ways to Keep Your House Clean For the Physically Challenged

Blog Courtesy of Ellen Biggs

Cleaning the house is a tedious and time-consuming chore for everyone. A person with a chronic illness or disability will find it even more difficult to clean the house. It’s not easy for a person with a disability to move around the house with as much ease and spend hours cleaning the house as an average healthy person. However, to make things easier, here are a few cleaning tips that you can apply.

Vacuum cleaner

There are different types of vacuum cleaners available in the market. The heavy ones will be difficult to use. The small, lightweight and compact one will be more easy and comfortable to take them around the house for cleaning. You can vacuum clean the floor, rugs, carpets, sofas, cushions, curtains, and mattresses. Don’t go overboard and exhaust yourself by cleaning all at once. Take your time and prioritize the areas you want to clean first. Take breaks in between or continue to vacuum clean the remaining areas the next day. The Gtech is a great and easy-to-se vacuum cleaner. You can check gtech multi reviews here.

Dust your furniture, electronic appliances and the corners of the room

Use a duster to clean your furniture. The handle of the duster should be extendable so that you can reach the corners of the furniture. Drier sheets are perfect for dusting TV and other electronic appliances in your house. You can also use the drier sheets for dusting window blinds.

Cleaning Dishes

If you soak your utensils in water for some time, it is easy to scrub off and clean the utensils. You don’t have to put too much effort and time in scrubbing. However, if you have a dishwasher, you can place all your dishes after dinner and run a full clean. Also, the dishwasher can wash plastic items. You can wash your plastic gardening tools in the dishwasher. After washing other items besides the dishes, go for a full clean before you wash your dishes the next time.

Cleaning the microwave and refrigerator

Refrigerator and microwave are where we spill our food most of the time. After a while, it gets dried, and we find it quite difficult to clean or get rid of the odor. To clean your microwave, cut a lemon into half and put both the slices in a bowl of water and microwave for a few minutes. Allow it to cool down and then take a sponge and clean off all the debris and food particles from the microwave.

To clean your fridge, mix equal quantity of water and white vinegar. Pour it in a spray can or bottle. Spray the solution and wipe off with a clean cloth. This solution will not only clean the fridge but will also deodorize it.

 Washing clothes and cleaning bathroom

You don’t have to wash your clothes every day. You can wash your clothes every alternate day or once in three days in the washing machine.

Pour toilet cleaner and leave it for some time. After a while, it will be easy to clean the toilet with a brush. There are extended handle brushes available for easy cleaning.

Don’t do all your chores in one day. Allocate the work over the week. If possible, share the work with family members. If they can share the workload, you can finish the cleaning work in less amount of time.

Lots of New Vehicles

December was a very busy month for Mobility for U.  In addition to renting our vans to our customers and friends, we were able to sell 3 of our vehicles to families who needed our vans for long term use.  This is how we keep our vans clean, pristine with low mileage.  We continue to rotate new vans into our fleet to offer our customers and friends the finest wheelchair accessible vans available.

Stock Photo by Sean Locke

I Would Give Mobility for U 10 Stars If I Could ★★★★★★★★★★

Mike Flotken’s Mobility for U service of providing accessible vans for rental and purchase in the Saint Louis area is exceptional. Mike’s personal service with the rental van service is outstanding. He goes out of his way to understand your needs and goes the extra mile to insure every detail is handled perfectly. Mike exhibits the upmost in delivering customer satisfaction with a charming and fun personality. He is a great people person. Mike’s rental vans are spacious, clean and always fully functional. Mobility for U also sells vans to insure he always is delivering quality vehicles for rental. We were so impressed by the van’s we rented and with Mike as a quality person, that we purchased a van from him in January and had it shipped to our home California. True to his top notch service, our van looked brand new when it arrived having been serviced engine and accessible equipment wise and detailed. It looks brand new and works perfectly. I would give Mobility for U ten stars if I could. I strongly recommend Mobility for U for accessible van rentals and purchase.


Welcome to Michelle Monteil

Michelle Monteil is the new Administrator for Mobility for U.  Michelle brings a very high level of customer service and compassion and loves to help seniors and people with special needs with their issues.  I look forward to working with Michelle as she is a true asset to our company.

“Angel Company”

My husband is a retired surgeon, using a power chair for mobility. We live in California, and our daughter was getting married in St. Louis. It was daunting to envision how we could manage the logistics of travel and getting around once we were there. From the moment I talked to Mike at Mobility for U® in St. Louis, my confidence soared that we could and would make the trip. Mike would provide an appropriate ramp van, and he would meet us at baggage claim to get the car. In addition, he arranged for us to rent a small scooter for use in the hotel room, and a transfer board. Nothing could have been better than to have had the right equipment away from home and the services that Mike provided. He is truly dedicated to helping people, who are disabled, have mobility and do the things they need or want to do. Our daughter’s wedding was spectacular, and we enjoyed every moment of the whole weekend. It would not have been possible without this St. Louis “Angel Company” and Mike to help us.


So Convenient!

So convenient!! Mike always has everything ready for me when I arrive. The vans are very nice and easily accessible for my family member. We’ve used Mobility for U® on several occasions although we have our own vehicle to transport the family member. Mobility for U® has come up with a more convenient and comfortable way to transport her to and from any event, doctors visit etc….


A Parent’s Little Angel Will Be Cured

Mobility for U had the privilege to provide transportation to a wonderful little girl from Australia afflicted with SDR.  She and her mom traveled to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital where a remarkable surgeon was able to cure her of this horrible crippling disease. With a lot of work and physical therapy, their little angel will be able to walk without her wheelchair and crutches in about a year.  It brings tears to my eyes to know that she is on the road to recovery.

His calm demeanor gave me the peace of mind I needed

My father broke his leg less than a month before a 60th Wedding Anniversary celebration. I was frantically trying to decide if we should still have the party and if we do, what were my options on how to get my parents to the event. I contacted Mike, who walked me through the process of renting one of his custom vans. His calm demeanor gave me the peace of mind I needed. He was so nice, flexible, and professional. My parents were so pleased, that we used Mobility for U for the next four months, until his death to take him to his doctor appointments. He had the transportation benefit from Medicare we could have used, but it was very impersonal. With Mobility for U, we were able to take him to Red Lobster and SAM’s, etc., since we were in St. Louis anyway. He also gave us a Veteran’s discount for my father’s Navy service. I highly recommend Mobility Mike for all your mobility needs.


He Helped Us On Short Notice

I needed to transport a wheelchair bound woman on short notice on a weekend. I called several places without any results. Mobility for U was referred to me by another rental company and when I called, I spoke to Mike. He was courteous, friendly and accommodating. I was able to rent the handicap accessible van within hours. The van itself was immaculate and provided an extremely comfortable ride for all involved. I would recommend Mike’s company to any individual or organization that has periodic needs for transportation of wheelchair bound individuals. Perfect solution to a challenging problem for handicapped individuals.