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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. 

list ordered by
1
Your Remote Control
2
Under Your Oven
3
All Of Your Doorknobs
4
The Highest Point Of Your Bathroom Walls
5
Under The Refrigerator
6
Your Computer Keyboard
7
Behind Your Refrigerator
8
Your Shower-Head
9
Your Light Switches
10
Behind Your Washer And Dryer
11
The Space In Your Silverware Drawer Beneath The Utensil Holder
12
Your Mattress Pad
13
Your Refrigerator Door Handle
14
Your Throw Pillows
15
Your Teeth (A Professional Dental-Cleaning)
16
The Mouth Of Your Faucet
17
The Top Drawer In Your Bedroom Or Living Room That You Use The Least
18
Your Carpet (An Actual, Professional Cleaning)
19
Your Phone
20
The Hardest Place To Reach Under Your Bed
21
Your Steering Wheel
22
The Bottom Of Your Shoes
23
At Least One Drawer In Your Refrigerator
24
Your Drapes
25
The Inside Pocket Behind Your Passenger Seat