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

Brian Gilmore
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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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57 12
Your Remote Control

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51 12
All Of Your Doorknobs

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46 13
The Highest Point Of Your Bathroom Walls

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44 16
Under Your Oven

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40 16
Your Throw Pillows

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36 13
Behind Your Washer And Dryer

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34 13
Your Carpet (An Actual, Professional Cleaning)

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37 16
Under The Refrigerator

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28 11
Your Computer Keyboard

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32 15
Your Shower-Head

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30 15
Your Refrigerator Door Handle

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22 9
Behind Your Refrigerator

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29 16
Your Phone

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26 14
Your Light Switches

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28 16
Your Mattress Pad

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At Least One Drawer In Your Refrigerator

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22 11
Your Teeth (A Professional Dental-Cleaning)

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18 9
The Hardest Place To Reach Under Your Bed

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21 13
The Wall Above Your Stove-Top

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21 13
The Area Where You Put Your Toiletries

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25 19
The Inside Pocket Behind Your Passenger Seat

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Your Ice Tray

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21 15
The Space In Your Silverware Drawer Beneath The Utensil Holder

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22 17
The Bottom Of Your Shoes

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15 10
Your Drapes

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14 9
Your Old Teddy Bear

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21 17
The Mouth Of Your Faucet

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18 14
Your Oven Door Handle

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15 11
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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18 16
The Inside Of Your Car Doors

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15 13
Your Fine China

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13 11
Literally Anything

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13 11
Your Thickest Winter Jacket, Which Is Dry-Clean-Only

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13 12
Your Dishwashing Rack

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14 14
The Space Under Your Rug That's Underneath Your Coffee Table

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20 21
Behind Your Toilet

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12 12
Your Elbows (Like Really, Truly)

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17 18
Your Soap Dish/Holder

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14 15
The Space Between Your Center Console And Car Seats

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14 16
The Space Between Your Shower And Sink

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8 10
The Grill

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12 16
Any Of Your Faucet Handles

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10 15
Your Pet's Food Bowls

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9 15
Your Kitchen Sponges

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10 17
Your Trunk

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7 14
Your Brita Filter

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10 18
The Floorspace At The Entryway Of Your Home

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5 13
Your Ice-Maker

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7 19
Your Tongue