Let’s all agree that our number one resolution will be to get into better shape. Nothing wrong with that but that can’t be the only thing you want to change in the New Year. If you’re looking to expand your New Year’s resolution list, then consider some of the following great ideas:
Learn to Cook
It is hard to imagine anyone getting through life without having a basic understanding of how to cook. When you get right down to it, cooking isn’t all that complicated as long as you have the right tools and recipes to follow. For the New Year, you could up your cooking game beyond reheating dinners in the microwave to delicious gourmet meals. Look for a local cooking class or try one of those “meals in a box” programs. You might just surprise yourself with your culinary skills.
Go to the Doctor
Getting into better shape should start with a visit to the doctor. You should have an annual physical. That is a good thing to take care of next month. It will help you set all the health goals you have for the year.
This is a big resolution that has more to do with your attitude than your current weight. Reinventing yourself means making the effort to change how you feel each day. What are the things that constantly annoy you? Those are what need to be addressed in order for your quality of life to improve. Maybe the commute at work drives you crazy. Perhaps taking a bus or train can change that. Maybe you don’t like the lines at the grocery story. You could do a lot of grocery shopping on line. Maybe you’re not getting enough sleep. Then make it a point to go to bed an hour earlier. Making these kinds of changes can go a long way towards reinventing yourself.
Toss Out the Clutter
Your home is the best place to find peace but you’ll have a hard time doing that when you’re surrounded by clutter. We’re not just talking about junk mail and magazines but all the rubbish you’ve been eager to get rid of. This is the stuff crowding out your closets, garage and basement. All of that can be swiftly taken away with one call to Junk King Albany. These pro junk haulers will send over a trunk and a team of movers who can swiftly load up old sofas, futons, baby furniture and clothing. Make a New Year’s resolution to transform your home with one junk removal session from Junk King Albany.
There may come a time where the roles are going to be reversed in your life and you will be taking care of your parents. If they are still living at home, then you want to make sure that is a safe environment. Just as you would with a new baby, you’ll have to focus on making their home safe from any potential accidents. Here are some good suggestions on how to see your home:
Create A Clear Walking Path
You want to make sure your senior love has plenty of room to walk around the house freely. That’s why you want to create clear pathways between common areas like better, living room, bathroom and kitchen. It is also important to keep things off of stairs.
Secure the Carpets
All the rugs and carpets should be properly secured with double-sided tape. This will prevent anyone from tripping into that.
Avoid Wet Floors
Any wet floor can become a hazard. You want to make sure there are bath mats in the bathroom as well as the kitchen. If the floors are wood and being clean, then use only nonskid wax.
Make Sure Everything Is Well Lit
Good lighting goes a long way to help preventing falls. Just because you can see things clearly doesn’t mean everyone. You want to make sure there is enough lighting in stairways, hallways and in each room. Use the lightbulbs with the highest wattage whenever possible. You can also add nightlights in the bathroom and hallways. It’s a good idea to keep a flashlight by everyone’s bed as well.
Handrails are vital to prevent falls. Obviously, stairs leading up to the second floor will have a rail but what about your outdoor porches? Handrails can also be strategically placed in the bathroom to help with getting in and out of the tub and toilet.
Get Rid Of Clutter
We all occasionally stumble but the older we get more dangerous those stumbles can become. You want to remove any small furniture items from common pathways. Other things like pet bowls, electrical and phone cords or even throw rugs could also be a concern. It might also be some clutter that can be removed to make things safer. Not just piles of newspapers and magazines but also any unused furniture, appliances or other household items. Those can easily be removed by the crew from Junk King Albany. These professional junk haulers can quickly clear an entire house full of clutter in no time at all. Count on Junk King Albany to help get your home senior proof and safe by clearing out the junk.