Getting housework done with chronic illness.
Would it be fair to say that everyone on the planet hates cleaning?
Okay, not everyone. But I bet the vast majority of people would rather do something other than clean. (Or maybe it’s just me). I am one of those people who dislike housework.
It’s not just something I’ve grown to dislike since becoming ill, albeit it more difficult. I have never been the best ‘homemaker’. Doing chores was exhausting enough before I got sick, now, something as simple as folding clothes and putting them away can literally suck every bit of energy from me. But I do get a nice sense of satisfaction after being able to do tasks, however small they are.
Is there an easier way?
All these chores got me thinking – there MUST be ways chronic illness sufferers can make housework just that little bit easier. So, I did some research. I was definitely right, there are so many tips, tricks, and hacks that we can use to make cleaning doable. Hence, I decided to create a series of blog posts (because putting it all in one would be a way too long) on what we can do to make daily tasks that little bit more manageable.
So, what did I do? Well, I dove right in. (I know – I was actually excited to clean) Some things worked, some things didn’t. In the end, I compiled a list of things I tried and tested, and I’m happy to share with you all what I found worked best!
This post is just the introduction to the series. I’ll be posting about separate cleaning jobs over the next week or so.