Hi, my walking and balance are poor and I struggle with stairs, although I can (usually) manage the ones in the house, if I have to. My bedroom is downstairs, upstairs are the children’s rooms, spare room and bathroom. I only really go upstairs once a week to tidy these rooms. But once I get there I struggle with the Hoover so…I’ve just employed a cleaner, two hours a fortnight. Yesterday was the first day, she hoovered the stairs and all the upstairs rooms, cleaned the upstairs bathroom, wiped the skirting coming down the stairs and in the hallway downstairs, cleaned all the downstairs windows, hoovered the downstairs bedroom, cleaned the downstairs bathroom as well.
She was great, good job done, the only thing is that when I had to do these jobs myself it encouraged me to go up the stairs, now that there’s not much incentive, I’m worried that I just won’t go upstairs at all and that’s not good for me. Suppose I should just stand at the bottom ad do the bottom stair a few times. But, I feel that now I am just going to give up totally on the stairs. Maybe it’s not important but it feels a bit like giving up. Anyway I’ve rambled on a bit.