What's the best way to get housework done without killing yourself? I
saw a physical therapy video that showed a guy dusting while stretching
and strengthening. A lot of it was pretty obvious stuff - lift with your
legs, etc but some of it I have been using. For example, when pulling
open a door or pushing a vacuum, you don't just use your arm, you start
your body moving in the right direction and then build on that momentum
by pulling/pushing with your arm. It really works, so I was wondering if
there are any other tips out there?
I keep a schedule. Usually vacuum twice a week and use the crevice
attachment once a month to get into where the carpet meets the
baseboard. I also use the crevice attachment on the window sills,
wall corners, bathrooms, thresholds, etc. I neither try to get it
done quickly, nor do I take a rest. A vacuuming "session" can last 20
to 40 minutes for a 3000 sq-foot home.
I've found the best way is to hire someone to come and clean for us.
Cheaper than we had expected and saves a lot of hassle for us. After
reading your email I can justify it further by saying that it saves us from
Using momentum is great for any type of movement. I lead with my body
when opening or closing the garage door. I've been considering getting
an automatic opener, mostly because I'm afraid the kids will get hit by
the door falling closed. I'm also considering saying the hell with
vacuuming and getting a robot roomba vac, but that's due to me really
hating vacuuming and really hating asking someone else to do it.
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