Senior Care in Charlotte NC

Senior Care in Charlotte NCSpring is here. The weather is warmer, people are happier, and now is the perfect time to help your mom or dad tackle all that clutter they’ve been procrastinating about getting rid of all winter.

De-cluttering a home isn’t always about getting rid of things, though. Sometimes it’s about instituting a better method of organization in the home so your parents have someplace to put stuff. The kitchen can be an especially troublesome area. Often, people don’t have enough counter space. Or they have more things that belong in a drawer than they have drawers to hold everything. But with some planning and creative thinking, the space problem in your parent’s kitchen doesn’t have to be a problem anymore.

If storage space is an issue for your mom or dad, as it is for so many, it’s easy to have a kitchen full of clutter. Clutter can be dangerous to seniors. A trip and fall could cause broken bones, or worse. A clutter-free home contributes to senior home safety.

  • Usually a home is cluttered because there’s nowhere to put anything. If your parent’s drawers are stuffed to capacity, consider moving items like plastic wrap, plastic bags, and tin foil to a unit that can be attached to the interior of a cabinet. 
  • Does your parent have a few dozen plastic bags stored in a cabinet, taking up valuable space? If they do, they can try the a grocery bag dispenser. It mounts to the wall or under the cabinet and saves lots of space. 
  • Spices don’t have to go on the counter. If your parent doesn’t have enough counter space to prepare food, consider putting the spices in a drawer. They can be organized in alphabetical order so locating that right spice is easy.
  • Those oversized boxes of cereal can be an issue, as well. As can the boxes of rice and pasta that come in various sizes that make them difficult to fit in a small pantry or cabinet. Consider buying canisters to hold cereal. Unlike the cereal boxes, the canisters are all the same size, making them easier to store. For your parent’s cereal and pasta, consider buying jars. These too are the same size and can be stored easily in the pantry or cabinet. 

These are a few ideas that can help your parent decrease clutter and make better use of space. They will also increase your parent’s senior home safety. With some time, planning, and creativity, you and your parents can probably come up with lots of additional ideas.

 IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING SENIOR CARE IN CHARLOTTE, NC, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE OF CHARLOTTE. (704) 246-5806.