Let's face it, vomit-inducing dirtiness around your home happens. Whether through forgetfulness or willful neglect, we've all been shocked by a moldy, greasy, or dusty discovery of epic proportions.
Before someone turns you into a reality show, The Dirty Secrets of Germ-Ridden Women, check out these oft neglected household and personal items in your stash, and get to scrubbing.
- Curtains -- How many dust mites do you think can live in your floor-length curtains? Enough to make your entire family develop a serious allergy problem.
- Hair Brush -- If looking at that hairy thing doesn't gross you out enough to clean it ASAP, maybe thinking about dead hair and skin touching your freshly washed locks will.
- Diaper Bag -- Pulling out a fuzzy diaper then putting it on your baby's privates should only happen once -- in an emergency.
- Toaster Oven -- Yes, you really could start a fire with all those crumbs.
- Dog Bowls -- Do you really think Fluffy deserves all that slime with his dinner?
- Tooth Brushes -- How does rinsing them after covering them with germs really help? Don't forget about those grooves in the plastic collecting your spit, and the toothbrush holder that's rapidly turning white.
- Door Mat -- At some point you're just wiping your dirty feet on more dirt before you walk inside.
- Bathroom Vents -- Don't just clean your air conditioner filter once a year, this one blows year-round and is spitting dirt on you after every shower.
- High Chair -- Restaurant high chairs are dirtier than toilets, so think about that the next time you skip a thorough wipe-down after dinner. How do they get that way? From kids dropping food -- just like yours does at home.
- Makeup Brushes -- Your dead skin is all over those things you keep putting back on your face. And you wonder how come you keep breaking out? Ditto for the makeup bag.
- Under the Refrigerator & Stove -- Everyone drops food, food rolls, mold grows.
- Shower Head -- Mold and slime love moisture. Dip that thing in powerful cleaning products often.
- Trash Cans -- Even if you slip a plastic bag inside, spillage happens. Bleaching out the bin could probably kill an infestation or potential disease growing in there.
What do you forget to clean?
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