Wow, so many good tips here! I concurr that not over-doing is the key, and also freq rests. It does help to have a good partner/or family to help. I figure that after all of the yrs that I did 90% of the housekeeping, cooking and laundry, while working f/t and raising 2 kids, hubby is making up for what he didn't do then ;) We're both semi-retired and he's in very good health so alot of things come easier to him. He doesn't do things as often as I'd like(scrubbing floors) but I do think that is a Man thing, they either don't see the dirt or have selective sight...lol
I found the Weed Grabber to be hard on my lower back, some might not. I love the smaller rake sugg, I want one! I love to work outside and used to have lovely flower beds but last yr for the 1st time in yrs, didn't plant one thing. We had a big talk last week about just this thing......and we decided to hire a cleaning service to come in soon and do deep cleaning, then maintainance won't be as hard.
I love my Swiffer duster and the one for floors, haven't tried the mop one, is it really any good? If it does,that would solve my prob of hubby not doing the floors as often as I'd like, I could use that in between scrubs.
toritoo, I tried to find the golfer's bend, an illustration, but all Google had was exercises for golfers...I tried it and it did seem to not pull my lower back so much but I had a balance prob, how far forward should the front leg be?
I am not my pain, it does not own me.