Ah, spring, the season to tackle those dusty baseboards and dirty windows. If you’re one of those people who takes seriously the tradition of spring cleaning, make sure you’re doing it in a way that doesn’t leave you limping in agony.
Follow these nine tips to get your house clean without throwing out your back or knees or anything else.
- Warm up. Cleaning is a workout, and like any workout, it helps to warm up and stretch beforehand. Take a quick five-minute walk and then stretch before diving into your cleaning. Start with neck stretches and make your way all the way down to your legs and ankles.
- Lift with the legs. You’ve probably heard this one before, but it’s important enough to repeat. Don’t bend from the waist to pick...