Rest your elbows on the table to give you more motion in your wrists and hands.
Sit with your knees and hips bent at a 90-degree angle in a straight-back chair.
Use utensils with built-up, lightweight handles. Or use a "spork" -- a spoon and fork in one. Try a rocker knife to cut food.
Use a non-skid mat (made out of a material called Dycem) to keep objects from slipping on the table.
Use a plate guard or plate with a raised lip to keep food from spilling.
Use a long straw with a non-spill cup, or use a plastic mug with a large handle.
In the Kitchen
Have at least one workspace that’s low enough for you to reach it when you’re seated.
Use a jar opener for tightly sealed containers.
Don't close bottles or jars too tightly once they’re open.
Use an extended lever to open lift-tab cans.
Use pans with a wide base that you can’t knock over easily.
Use a food processor to chop vegetables.
Use plastic containers. They’re less likely to break.
Store food and drinks in small, easy-to-manage containers.
Place utensils, pots, pans, and measuring cups on a pegboard or in an accessible cupboard instead of in lower cupboards. That way you won’t have to bend to reach them. Sit when you’re getting things out of lower cupboards.
Use a spike board for vegetables, fruit, and potatoes so you have both hands free to peel or chop them.
Use two hands to pour liquids.
Use scissors to open cellophane packages. Use a box top opener for boxes.
Use electrical appliances whenever it’s possible.
Use long handles on sponge mops, cleaning brushes, dustpans, brooms, or window washers.
Sit to fold laundry, wash dishes, iron clothes, use the vacuum, mop the floor, or plug in appliances at low outlets. Adapt counters so that you can reach them from a wheelchair or from a sitting position.