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Two tips for keeping your home and garden in good condition when you have mobility problems

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When you suffer from a condition which limits your mobility, performing household chores can be painful and exhausting. If this is a problem you're currently struggling with, here are two tips which should help you to keep your home and garden in excellent condition.

Invest in a ride on mower

A neatly-trimmed lawn can drastically improve the appearance of a garden. However, pushing a lawnmower around a large lawn can be tiring and strenuous, even for those who are strong and flexible. If you have mobility issues, it can feel like an impossibly difficult task.

If you don't have the physical ability to use a standard lawnmower but are frustrated by how overgrown and untidy your lawn looks, it may be worth investing in a ride on mower.

Ride on mowers require very little physical effort to operate; all you need to do is sit down, start up the engine and gently turn the steering wheel to move the mower in a specific direction.

Whilst a ride on mower may be a bit more expensive than a standard one, it is a worthwhile investment if you want to keep your lawn looking good, without putting yourself under any unnecessary physical strain.

Keep your cleaning supplies in easy-to-access areas

When you're not able-bodied, the process of dragging a hoover up a flight of stairs, or lugging a basket of cleaning products around a large house can be extremely challenging. 

In this situation, you may find yourself not bothering with certain household chores, simply because you don't want to endure the discomfort and difficulty of transporting cumbersome cleaning equipment and products from one part of your home to another.

One way to resolve this issue is to keep the cleaning products you need for specific rooms, in those rooms. For example, you might want to keep a bottle of bleach, a shower cleaning spray and cloths in your bathroom.

Likewise, you may want to put a basket with furniture polish and dusting cloths in your living room.

If you live in a two-storey property, it might also be worth buying a second hoover and keeping one on the ground floor and one on the first floor, so that you don't need to haul this heavy object up or down a set of stairs.

This approach will ensure that you never have to walk more than a few feet in order to access the items that you need to clean the area that you are in.