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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.

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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.

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.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Side Entry Ramps!

Mobility for U only uses Toyota Sienna Vans, equipped with POWER Side Entry Braun Ramp Van Wheelchair Access Systems.  I brag about the fact that our vans have SIDE ENTRY RAMPS; most of our competition rents either MANUAL ramps that the customer must wrestle with to raise and lower and/or REAR ENTRY VEHICLES.  I don’t know why anyone would place their loved one in danger by using a rear entry van—they are entering and exiting the van in the middle of a traffic lane?  As I said, safety first.

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Experience the difference that a Mobility for U van makes.  Make your reservation today.  314-873-6814.

Chauffeur/Companion Service

Mobility for U provides a unique service to our clients—we call it Chauffeur/Companion Service.  Upon request, our vans can be driven by certified home health care workers who will drive your family member to where ever they wish to go.  This is a major improvement over the other services who use “taxi-cab” drivers to operate their vans.  Our Chauffeur/Companion arrives to pick up our client at a specified time, not an appointment window.  They will skillfully place your loved one into our vehicle and safely secure them.  Your family member is taken to their appointment and our Chauffeur/Companion physically takes them where they wish to go, remaining with your loved one until they are finished.  Only then, is your family member placed into the van, taken “home”.  Experience the difference, call us at 314-873-6814.

Over-the-top Service and Attention

Why use Mobility for U’s Chauffeur/Companion Service?  Your family member would love to attend the family wedding, communion or party, but, they require additional care.  That’s what our Chauffeur/Companion does—provide that little extra help when help is needed.  Our Chauffeur/Companions are expertly trained in assisting your loved one with eating, dressing, toileting, all the other things that they may need while attending the function.  All us at 314-873-6814 to book your event.

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What Makes Mobility for U Different?

First, Mobility for U only uses Toyota Mini-Vans with Braun Ability, Ramp Van, Conversion Systems.  Our customer know that the combination of the Toyota Van with the Braun Side-Entry ramp system is the easiest to operate and gives their family member the most comfortable ride.  In addition, we will be happy to remove the front passenger seat so that your loved one can ride up front with the driver.  This innovation gives a unique dimension to our customer.

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Mobility for U—Your One-Stop Source

Mobility for U does much more than rent quality, wheelchair accessible vans—I pride myself in connecting with many companies throughout the country who provide other services that seniors and people with special needs require.  Need a wheelchair ramp constructed, a bathroom modified, assistance with veteran’s benefits, legal assistance or even help shopping for an assisted living center?  My network of experts can help you.  Let us assist you in navigating the complicated maze of regulations and contractors.  All you do is call us, 314-873-6814.

Giving Back to the Community

Are you a member of a non-profit organization looking for auction items or door prizes for your events?  Mobility for U will be happy to donate FREE Rentals to your group to help you raise money.  It’s so easy.  All you do is call Mobility for U, 314-873-6814 and we do the rest.  It is our privilege to help.

Stock Photo by Sean Locke