7 MS-Friendly Cleaning Tips and Tricks

  • by  Teva's Lift MS® Team
  •   April 02, 2018

MS-friendly cleaning tips

Having a tidy home can be an important part of your wellness journey. By keeping your home organized, you can focus your time on things like managing MS symptoms and keeping up with your daily routines. In addition, a clean home can make moving around the space easier.

With spring cleaning fresh on everyone’s mind, we’re here to provide you with tips to help you save your energy and make the most of your efforts.

  1. Make a list. Decide what needs to be done now and what can be done later. By prioritizing your list and tackling chores in order of importance, you can save energy.
  2. Craft a schedule. Cleaning doesn’t need to happen in one day! Once you’ve made a to-do list, create a plan that allows you to accomplish small tasks over the course of several days.
  3. Sit while you can. Some tasks, like organizing drawers, may be more comfortable to do while seated.
  4. Use long-handled cleaning supplies. When household tasks involve hard-to-reach items, use cleaning tools with extended handles, like mops, brooms, or dusters.
  5. Use lightweight tools. Invest in a lightweight vacuum and other supplies that are easy to carry from room to room.
  6. Ask for help. It’s okay to ask for assistance! Invite family or friends over to help.
  7. Maintain. Once you’ve completed your spring cleaning, keep it up! Invest in handy products like pre-moistened wipes for quick and easy cleanups.

Let us know your go-to cleaning tip in the Comments section below! We might feature your idea in a future post.

Also, be sure to take advantage of our tips for an MS-friendly home, which provides small modifications that can make a big difference. You can also read our everyday living tips for information on diet, exercise, and more.

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17 Comment(s)
  • Denise Doyle | April 17, 2018
    These are very helpful and I really do appreciate any advice. Because some days really are bad.
    • Teva's Lift MS® Team | April 18, 2018
      We’re glad you liked this, Denise. We hope you’ll check back often for new content!
  • Debby | April 17, 2018
    I use our kitchen tongs to pick up things I drop.example -ink pen, towel,cup out of cubbord, we have two tongs?!
  • Lucinda | April 18, 2018
    For sure get a cordless vacuum cleaner. Those cords are so dangerous for those of us with walking problems.
  • Pat | April 18, 2018
    I like to label certain areas of my home to remind me and others where things go after using them. For instance, I label where to store scissors, rulers pencils, pens, markers, staples, etc. That way they are always there when needed.
    • Teva's Lift MS® Team | April 18, 2018
      What a great idea, Pat!
  • Sharon Meade | April 18, 2018
    Put a small plastic on your chair ( I use my walker for wheelchair) I know it says don't but wc heavier, hard to steer regular pita! The plastic bag will hold stuff you can toss, when near..
  • Laura | May 13, 2018
    I ha very no family and no one to help
    • Teva's Lift MS® Team | May 14, 2018
      We are always here to listen, Laura. Please reach out whenever you need to.
  • Ester | May 13, 2018
    This were very good ideas.
    • Teva's Lift MS® Team | May 14, 2018
      We’re happy to hear that you liked the post, Ester.
  • Sweet Sunshine  | May 14, 2018
    Once I have made a list of Cleaning tasks,! That I’ll use as a moving forward guide( because I’m a bit OCD) I’ll start on my list and try to keep myself motivated to complete that day’s tasks and to hopefully manage to in addition take care of one or more tasks from the next days tasks, it’s not always possible, however when I can it just means that my next day is already a bit lighter.
    • Teva's Lift MS® Team | May 15, 2018
      Thank you for sharing what works for you, Sweet.
  • Sandra | May 16, 2018
    Glad for useful information
    • Teva's Lift MS® Team | May 17, 2018
      That's great to hear, Sandra! We hope you'll enjoy reading more of the posts featured on the blog. Let us know what you think!
  • Annetta Farley | May 16, 2018
    I need help to get my house organized for me . Having MS definitely limits my mobility , please help .
  • Marybeth  | May 16, 2018
    On mothers day my daughter in-law came over and vaccumed! Had a horrible week and she just did it!!! I have to mention I have a shedding Shepherd....Fur balls everywhere!
    • Teva's Lift MS® Team | May 17, 2018
      That’s great to hear, Marybeth! Having support from family and friends can make all the difference.
  • Estelle | May 17, 2018
    I don't have MS but I am 84 years old and do have a limit amount of energy and reach. I have found your tips very helpful. I still want to feel independent.
    Thank you for your article
  • Hallee | May 17, 2018
    I would like to learn everything I can for this disease not to beat me down!!!
  • Dorothy | May 22, 2018
    This is very informative, cheerful, I enjoy seeing your episodic
    • Teva's Lift MS® Team | May 23, 2018
      That's great to hear, Dorothy! We hope you'll enjoy reading more of the posts featured on the blog. Let us know what you think!
  • Sharon klug  | May 23, 2018
    Would love to try these
  • Kelli | May 29, 2018
    That works for me
  • Gina soto | May 30, 2018
    I found out doing the hardest rooms first, kitchens, bath...I had a cleaning service for 20 yrs, still working at it....youdont get so overwhelmed.