On Sundays we take time to share our ideas and ways of making our lives easier. Tips and hints for everyday tasks can make a huge difference in the quality of our days. And as always we don't use the "P" (pain) word in the Koffee Klatch....this one is difficult.
(no, I didn't say it, I was "explaining" it...lol)
Let's take the simple topic of showers/baths. We don't need to get too 'visual' or technical here but are there things you do or use that make this routine just a bit easier and more relaxing?
Although a hot shower is the best medicine for this aching body, some mornings are just too "trying" and "uncomfortable" to enjoy the warmth. Once in a while I take what we used to call a 'spit bath'. That's such a ridiculous name!! No one spits on themselves to get clean...<shudder>
But this is a wash cloth with lots of warm water and some gentle soap to just wash off the parts that help you feel refreshed and clean. I have found that baby wipes are wonderful for this mini bath. You could even use a baby wipe warmer so they are nice and toasty! There are 'dry shampoos' that will make due in a pinch. I'm not fond of them but some folks are. There are also those instant warming wash cloths they use in the hospitals and nursing homes that would come in handy too.
Those are my thoughts...what tips do you have to make personal hygiene easier? Maybe a long handle back brush? Or a shampoo and cream rinse in one? Share what you use that helps.
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad."
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Post Edited (Chutz) : 2/28/2010 12:47:07 PM (GMT-7)