Activity 21 – Maintaining and caring for home and property

Alternate senses contributing to this activity are: touch, hearing, and smell.

Assistive procedures helpful for maintaining this activity are:

  • Labeling
  • Modifying or developing techniques
  • Using Braille
  • Modifying objects or environment.

We will begin with:


Label tools and locations with tactile or Braille tags.

Label chemicals in the same way.

Modifying or developing techniques

Confirm the identity of chemicals by their scent.

When sweeping, raking, mowing, trimming, watering, or weeding, mentally divide the area into sections, and do one section at a time.

A burnt out motor has a distinct smell. Replace it.

Wear safety goggles. It’s easier to wipe off a plastic lens than it is to pull metal filings out of your eyeball.

Modifying objects or environment

Hang similar tools together on a peg board, or keep them together in the same box, and always return them to the same place.

Avoid hand weeding by applying chemicals or by laying down weed barrier fabric.

Buy premixed lawn chemicals.

When doing small repairs, keep track of screws and bolts by laying them on strips of masking tape or double sided carpet tape.

Lay out parts on the work surface in alphabetical order.

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