Spotlight: Spring Cleaning
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Spring has arrived!

Are you ready to wipe the winter dust away or maybe tackle a household project? Well, if your like most of us, you might just not be! Unfortunately, when living with migraine, keeping up with basic household chores can be challenging. There are many cleaning products that can trigger an attack and quite simply, the sheer number of daunting messes that tend to pile up which become overwhelming both physically and emotionally due to migraine taking up nearly all your time and energy. So, all this month we will be focusing on what can be for some…the dreaded spring cleaning! We will share articles (some below) and future articles that will provide tips and tricks on how to tackle spring cleaning!

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Odorless Cleaning Products for the Scent-Sensitive Migraineur
By Kerrie Smyres—September 5, 2013
For the scent-sensitive migraineur, finding cleaning products that won’t trigger an attack can be difficult. In my years of searching, I’ve found some excellent products, both store-bought and homemade, that are free of migraine-triggering odors…READ MORE

Hiring a house cleaner-a justifiable healthcare cost?
By The Migraine Girl—July 15, 2013
Our bathroom is a mess. I’ve had “clean the bathroom” on my to-do list for about, say, eight years. I am only slightly exaggerating here, as the bathroom has needed a deep clean for quite awhile—most notably my sink. Like most women with long hair, I have a sink that gets clogged…READ MORE

Clean house!
By The Migraine Girl—November 11, 2008
Tomorrow morning, a wonderfully friendly (and highly recommended) house cleaner is coming over here. I’m so excited. She’s going to clean my house from top to bottom! Here’s the sad truth, folks. I hope you don’t respect me any less (assuming you respected me in the first place) and hope your judgment is not too harsh. But let me lay it all out for you: I do not clean. …READ MORE

Home improvement, migraine style
By Tammy Rome—January 5, 2016
When I first saw those bubblegum pink walls, I cringed. This room was going to be a guest bedroom. That bright pink HAD to go right away. The smaller room on the west side of the house had a neutral shade on the walls. Yet once I saw the walk-in closet with built-in shelves, I KNEW this was going to be my new office…READ MORE

We need a maid.
By The Migraine Girl—January 8, 2011
I’ve written before about what it’s like to have a partner who also suffers from chronic pain, but ever since I wrote that personal essay, things have taken a dramatic turn. My partner has insurance for the first time in at least a decade (though I suspect the insurance-free time was actually significantly longer than ten years). Lucky for him…READ MORE

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