Thursday, April 8, 2010

Infrequently Cleaned

I realized last night that there are many surfaces in the common house that don't get cleaned as often as they probably should. So, I'm making a list!

  • The outside of your toilet. You scrub the inside, I hope, but how often do you get down on your hands and knees and scrub the outside? 
  • Bath Mats. Mold and other Yuck grows in wet, warm, and dark places. Can you guess what type of environment your bathroom becomes after a hot shower? Plus, if you have one of those U-Shaped mats around your toilet you should go right now and flip it over...there's probably a "pee ring" on the underside. Wash these with cold water AND DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE DRYER!!!
  • Keyboards and Remotes. You sit and touch them all day. You eat and touch them. You change a diaper and touch them. You wipe your nose and touch them. And things GROW.
  • Doorknobs. Check the above reason. How often do you disinfect doorknobs and handles?
  • Toilet Handle. Think, what is one of the first things you touch after taking care of business? And how often do you clean it? 
  • Toothbrush Caddy. Do you have one? Your mouth is the dirtiest part of your body (yes, dirtier than THOSE parts) and the same environment that grows mold grows bacteria. 
  • Cell Phone. Have one? Give it a quick wipe with an alcohol moistened something. Especially if you let other people borrow the thing!!!

Grossed out yet? Go scrub something hidden!


  1. I am washing my bathmat and toilet cover TONIGHT!

  2. I scrub the inside but with a brush, not my hands. Is that ok?

  3. If you're talking about the toilet YES. I use a brush...inside with hands? Uhm, GROSS

  4. lol <3

    um, so why no dryer for these things? where am i supposed to dry things? i have no room!!!! I do vacuum the mats and stuff...

  5. IF it has a rubber backing the dryer will melt it! Just lay it out (over the side of the tub is good) and let it air dry!

  6. what about other rugs/mats (that dont have rubber backing)

  7. IF it doesn't have a rubber back it should be okay to dry on delicate.

    I take no responsibility if it ruins! :)

  8. lol ok if it does it will be an excuse to get a new one haha

  9. another place infrequently (for me never) cleaned - my shower rod!! Did that tonight.

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