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  • Lift carefully. When you're picking up a gallon of milk or jug of laundry detergent, use both hands. Whenever you can, slide a heavy object instead of lifting it. Get laundry baskets with wheels.
  • Don't lug cleaning supplies up and down the stairs. Have a stocked supply closet on each floor. Instead of carrying your vacuum, think about a lightweight rechargeable vacuum for each floor, too.
  • Garden without pain. Instead of crouching or kneeling on the ground, sit on a low stool while you're working outside. Some benches have wheels that make them easier to move. Try working on raised beds instead of on the ground. Look for ergonomic garden tools that are easier to use.
  • Shop online. Shopping online is easier and faster than trekking to the mall. Save your energy for the things you enjoy doing. If using a keyboard hurts, try voice recognition software to do your online buying.

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