culture 52 Things You Probably Haven't Cleaned In Way Too Long (That You Really Should)  

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List Rules Vote up if it's been more than six months since you've intentionally cleaned any of these things.

If you've neglected some of the things on this list, you should probably get to them today, this morning, tonight, as soon as possible. Dirty everyday objects are a great way to get sick, especially if you inadvertently touch your mouth and eyes a lot (which the vast majority of people do). Anywhere or anything touched by other people on a fairly regular basis, or that you touch (after having touched other things that can be touched by other people on a fairly regular basis), can be absolute cesspools. There's stuff you take for granted too, like your shower-heads or your faucets in general. Not just the shiny parts that people can see, but if you ever peek under your faucets, it's pretty nasty, and that's the stuff that cleans your hands. Let me break that down: the water you use to clean your hands is getting dirty before you even clean your hands. 

Listen, this list is more of a reminder and a good checklist, albeit a fun one to share with friends, that should remind you that household objects that may seem clean or "spit-shined" shouldn't be ignored. It's not supposed to send you into a Howard Hughes-style episode where you end up peeing in jars, but it is supposed to let you know that yes, some people clean the bottoms of their shoes, and other people don't clean their elbows enough. Your soap holder isn't self-cleaning and neither is anything in your bathroom. Also your Brita water filter, how long has it been? You know they sell replacements right? As much anxiety as this list costs, just remember to vote on everything you haven't cleaned in over six months and actually change that sometime soon. 

'Cause you nasty. 

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Your Remote Control

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All Of Your Doorknobs

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The Highest Point Of Your Bathroom Walls

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Under Your Oven

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Your Throw Pillows

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Behind Your Washer And Dryer

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Your Carpet (An Actual, Professional Cleaning)

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Under The Refrigerator

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Your Phone

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Your Computer Keyboard

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Your Mattress Pad

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Your Shower-Head

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Behind Your Refrigerator

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Your Light Switches

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Your Refrigerator Door Handle

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At Least One Drawer In Your Refrigerator

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The Inside Pocket Behind Your Passenger Seat

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The Hardest Place To Reach Under Your Bed

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The Wall Above Your Stove-Top

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The Space In Your Silverware Drawer Beneath The Utensil Holder

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Your Teeth (A Professional Dental-Cleaning)

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Your Ice Tray

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The Bottom Of Your Shoes

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The Mouth Of Your Faucet

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The Area Where You Put Your Toiletries

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Your Oven Door Handle

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Your Drapes

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Your Old Teddy Bear

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The Inside Of Your Car Doors

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Your Fine China

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The Top Drawer In Your Bedroom Or Living Room That You Use The Least

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Your Steering Wheel

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Your Thickest Winter Jacket, Which Is Dry-Clean-Only

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Behind Your Toilet

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Your Soap Dish/Holder

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Your Dishwashing Rack

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Literally Anything

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The Space Between Your Shower And Sink

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The Space Between Your Center Console And Car Seats

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The Space Under Your Rug That's Underneath Your Coffee Table

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Your Elbows (Like Really, Truly)

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Any Of Your Faucet Handles

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Your Trunk

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Your Kitchen Sponges

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The Floorspace At The Entryway Of Your Home

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Your Pet's Food Bowls

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Your Ice-Maker

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Your Brita Filter

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Your Tongue