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Living Easier With Arthritis

How to simplify household tasks

(HealthDayNews) -- If you have arthritis, everyday household tasks can be a challenge. Make your life easier with these suggestions from the Rheumatoid Arthritis Academy:

  • Store things that you use often in easy-to-reach places.
  • Replace small handles on drawers and cabinets with larger ones.
  • Install a raised toilet seat.
  • Get an electric can opener.
  • Use an electric shaver.
  • Use liquid soap instead of bar soap.
  • Wear clothes that are easy to take on and off, such as pants with elastic waists.
  • Attach Velcro fasteners to blouses and shirts.
  • Wear slip-on shoes.
  • Sit on a bar stool when ironing or chopping vegetables.
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