I’ve found ways to make doing all these easier over time, like using liquid tabs instead of washing powder so that I don’t have to struggle with lifting heavy boxes of washing powder, and I think if I ever lived alone I’d probably invest in a washer/dryer so that I wouldn’t have to faff around trying to hang things on a clothes horse or getting the clothes from one thing to the other.
That said, the one thing I don’t think I’ll ever be able to fathom, and, yes, I know you’re never supposed to say never, is changing my bed sheets. I know enough able-bodied people who are a lot taller than my tiny 4ft 10″ who find that really hard and say they prefer to do it with another person.
My balance isn’t great and I’m small so I don’t think I could really hold out a double duvet neatly with my arms outstretched without falling over, never mind getting the duvet cover over the top. I have enough trouble getting it back on the bed if it falls off in the middle of the night.
I can manage to put the pillows in the pillowcases fine, so that’s usually my contribution to the task.
I was just wondering if you guys had any suggestions of how I might be able to do this for myself one day.