Spring motivates us to clean, declutter, and get back outside. The weather changes, windows are opened, gardens begin to bloom, and as a caregiver, this could come with stress attached. You may feel there is a lot to be done and you feel the burden of having to do it all yourself. It can be difficult to ask for help, as you are independent and may be particular with how you want things done. However, delegating tasks from the to-do list could help with decluttering as well as de-stressing.

A great place to start is by making a list of things that need to be done. Then break the list down into individual tasks rather than generalizing. For example, instead of writing down “clean out the kitchen” as one item make it several items “1. Clean stove 2. Check expiration dates on spices 3. Go through coffee cup cupboard 4. Reorganize freezer”. Creating subtasks for each major task makes things seem more manageable and you can also see in which areas you can delegate tasks to others. You may need to go through the coffee cups to decide which ones can be donated, but you can ask someone else to clean the stove or go through the spices to throw out expired ones.

Once you have a list of things that need to be done from the top of the house to the back yard, go through the list and highlight ones that perhaps can be passed off. Then ask for help. If you do not have anyone to help, then let us do it.

Our Respite Care Program can be used as needed because everyone needs help every now and then.


Call us at 410-415-9155 to explore our Respite Care service.