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Tips For Making Your Home Safe For Seniors

As our parents get older, it might make more practical sense to move them out of a big house they can’t keep up and into your home. This is going to mean an adjustment on everyone’s part but once things have been worked out, you’ll find it is a lot less stressful having your folks around. To get here, put some of these tips for making your home safe into action.

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More Light

You know your way around your house. You could even find your way to the bathroom in the dark. That’s not going to be happening for your parents. A few properly placed motion sensor lights can make a huge difference. These can be placed in hallways and staircases. You can also make it easier to turn on lamps in the living room with a foot pedal plug. That way no one has to reach for a switch.

Extra Grips

The bathroom is the “hot zone” in terms of home accidents and most of those accidents are tied to slipping and falling. Start with rubber mats/rugs for the bathroom floor. These mats shouldn’t allow for any slippage. You might also consider installing grip handles for better ease of getting in and out of the shower. While you’re focused on grips, you’ll also want to check all the railings in and out of the home. There shouldn’t be any “wobble” on staircase or porch railings.

Less Clutter

The more clutter you have in your home, the more potential tripping hazards you might have. That clutter can be the things that are “dropped” like shoes, backpacks and toys. It can also be things like ottoman and footstools. They might look nice but décor isn’t worth someone tripping. The dropped off things can be picked up and put away. As for the other clutter, you might want to bring in Junk King Hudson Valley. It will only take one session with Junk King to get all your unwanted furniture, appliances and clothing carted away. Remember, with Junk King on the job most of that is collected could be donated to a charity. Make your home safe for seniors by clearing out the clutter. Junk King Hudson Valley can make it happen today.

Don’t Hang Onto Shed Clutter

Here in Hudson Valley, every home has at least one good snow shovel. Others take snow removal to another level with the addition of a snow blower. The ultimate is the snowplow attachment to a rider lawnmower. These are the tools of winter and they need to be easy to access. That is why it is important to keep the clutter out of your storage shed. You won’t want to be rifling through rusty junk searching for the snow shovel. If you want to get your shed clutter cleared fast, then the only call to make is to Junk King Hudson Valley.

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The typical junk removal session involves hauling away furniture and appliances. The Junk King crews have a lot of experience maneuvering sofas and stoves down hallways and out the front door. But they aren’t limited to getting rid of things just from inside the house. They can also do amazing things clearing out that backyard shed. It doesn’t matter to the crew if they have to carry out something that is grimy or coated with rust. Their only focus is to take out the things you want gone.

Your only responsibility in this process is to sort through your stuff and decide what you want gone. Then it is simply a matter of pointing to the things and watching the crew cart them away. How the crew packs up the truck will determine the final fee. They’ll be able to provide you with an estimate based on how everything will fit into the truck. Not only are these crews expert movers but they’re also expert packers. The tighter they fit that stuff into the truck, the less you’ll have to pay.

As part of their junk removal package, Junk King Hudson Valley will strive to get as much of what they collect to a charity or recycling centers. The crews will sort through all the stuff they load into the truck and pick out those items that can be reused or repurposed. This is how Junk King operates. Keep your home and shed clear of clutter with one rubbish removal session from Junk King Hudson Valley.