Tips for cleaning with a disability

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Tips for cleaning with a disability
11 Nov

Tips for cleaning with a disability

Tips for cleaning with a disability

Regular house cleaning can take a toll on your body, especially if you are not using electric tools to help you out. For people living with a disability, it can prove to be twice as hard. Fortunately, there are some solutions available to make the task more manageable:

  • Invest in smaller cleaning tools

Home cleaning tools like vacuum cleaners can be heavy and difficult to lug around. I recommend buying smaller cleaners that can do just as good a job without putting a strain on your body. If you can afford it, buy multiple cleaning tools that you can store in different areas around your house so that you don’t have to carry anything from one section to another.

  • Use a dishwasher where possible

Dishwashers are mainly used to clean regular dishes but, they can also be used to clean things like mouth guards, shower seats and other small tools that you have. Just take care not to overload it and always check if the materials you are cleaning are dishwasher-safe.  

  • Plan your cleaning schedule

To minimise the time spent standing up, you can space out your cleaning over a period of days. Focus on different sections each day and stop when you feel like your body cannot handle the pressure anymore.

  • Invest in quality cleaning products

High-quality cleaning products can actually cut your cleaning time down significantly. After spraying an oven cleaner, for example, wait for some time and let the chemicals break down the grease before you wipe. The only con with this is that some chemicals can be dangerous to your health so take note of that when you are shopping around for cleaning products.

  • Enlist the help of a professional

If you find that regular house cleaning is enough work for you, I recommend hiring a professional cleaning service for the bigger jobs. You can even hire someone to clean regularly but this might be costly in the long run.


Cleaning with a disability is not easy but it can be done if you downsize your equipment and plan your cleaning schedule properly. There’s always the option to call a professional if you need extra hands.