The living/family room: Another highly used location in the house is typically the living or family room. This is likely where you watch TV, where the best seat in the house is, and where you spend time with your guests. You want to be able to get around easily, and you want the space to be warm and inviting. That can be nearly impossible when you manage all of your daily tasks there, when others use the space, and when you have a harder time getting around than you ever have before. Having a a place for everything, and everything in its place, is key to keeping your living room in order.
The bedroom: Do you sleep in your bedroom? More and more often, my clients are sleeping in the recliner in the living room. Unfortunately, its easy to put things on the bed in the bedroom and shut the door. It becomes a storage area vs. a sanctuary. There is nothing better than being able to go to our room at the end of the day and get into bed for a good night's sleep. Having a bedroom that is orderly is essential in getting to sleep peacefully.
To remain safe in our homes that have walkers, breathing machines, and Life Alert buttons, we need to remove all trip hazards. Cords can be a big problem! If you absolutely need to run a cord around a room, it's best to go up the wall and over vs. down the wall and along the floor. Rugs are another item that I advise against having when your movements are assisted in any way. Walk around your home and notice (& notate) your findings on safety hazards and goals for how you can best use the space. A cluttered space is a cluttered mind. Living in an uncluttered and organized space frees your mind for the important things in life... no matter our age.
Professional Organizer & Senior Move Manager®