Helping Your Parent Maintain an Organized Home
Cleanliness is next to godliness and next to that is being organized. It’s great for your loved one to have an organized system at home because more often than not clutter at home can become clutter in their mind and clutter in their lives. You would want to do your best to avoid that for your loved one. The key is to make sure your parents’ personal items in their home are categorized and sorted out nicely.
You want to start by having a conversation about helping them with organizing their home. Speak in a nice, calm, respectful tone and let them know this is coming from a place of care and love. Explaining to them by keeping an organized home can help them find things faster, keep everything neat and clean, and they’re able to move around their home as they please.
Make sure all of your parents’ clothes are either folded and placed in drawers and/or hung up on hangers in their closet. You all want to make sure all of their shoes and/or shoe boxes are stacked up neatly in their closet.
You want to be sure your parents’ bathroom products are easily accessible. You can start by getting them a shower caddy to place their body wash, shampoo, conditioner, washcloths, and other items they may need before, during, and after they shower. Arrange their toilet paper rolls in a neat stack.
A good tip for keeping an organized kitchen is to compartmentalize your drawers and cabinets. Group all of the forks together and put them in the same location, do the same for spoons, knives, plates, bowls, and cups. You should also group all sauces in one section, spices in one section, and sugars in one section. Be sure to get your parents a dish rack as well so once the dishes are done you can place them in the dish rack and/or dishwashing machine.
Living Room Tips
Fluff the pillows and neatly place them on the sofa, loveseat, or couch. Keep the remote control for the TV in its own designated space.
Dining Room Tips
Have your parents’ dining room table cleared off except if they have a centerpiece such as a vase with flowers. Push all of the dining room table chairs in their designated space.
It’s also important to get your parents a housekeeping caddy that way when it’s time to clean, all you have to do is pick up the caddy. It’s good to have disinfecting wipes, alcohol, cleaning rags, a duster and more inside.
You may want to find kitchen, bedroom, dining room, and living room organizers to help put items away in their respective places. You can try looking at stuff on Amazon’s home & kitchen website, Lowe’s, JCPenney home store, Bed Bath & Beyond, or HomeGoods.
It’s nice you’re willing to help your parents organize their home, however, you can’t do it alone and neither can your parents’. They will need help with moving items around, folding clothes, cleaning, and putting items away. You all are going to need a hardworking and trusting caregiver. Someone who works hard to ensure the task at hand gets done while also taking great care of parents’ precious belongings.
Caring Home Care offers homemaker services that provide assistance with light housekeeping such as room organization. Caring Home Care caregivers really help your loved one around the house. We’ll match you or your loved one with one of our aides and provide the assistance you need to keep your loved one’s house clean and organized.