As a Lyme patient, your primary focus should be on your health and recovery, but too often the stressors of everyday life get in the way. We know how balancing this illness with jobs, families, and additional responsibilities can make other priorities fall to the wayside, which is why we've compiled some ideas to help you manage it all.
House Cleaning Services
National house cleaning organizations provide residential cleaning services on a one-time or regular basis. If you're having trouble keeping up with your household chores, consider hiring a service so it's one less thing you have to worry about! Be sure to choose a reputable cleaning service and read the company's policy before hiring.
Sensitive to chemicals? Check to see if the cleaning service you choose uses all-natural cleaning products.
Having trouble affording a cleaning service? Ask about referral discounts or suggest a gift certificate from friends and family for special occassions.
Keeping up with yard work can be a daunting task for anyone, but it can be especially triggering on both a physical and emotional level for Lyme patients. If you're hesitant about mowing the grass or picking up leaf litter, consider hiring a professional on a one-time or regular basis.
Concerned about ticks on your property? Consult with a professional about yard treatment to limit the risk of migration.
If your home is in need of minor repairs but you don't have the ability to do it yourself, reach out to your network to see if anyone has the specific skillset you need. Community centers or churches may also provide services for free or at a discounted rate.
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