Thursday, March 25, 2010

How dirty is it?

Do you ever look around your house and realize how dirty it is? It's probably a good idea if you don't. The less you are aware of the better right?! I certainly feel that way most days. :) I was going to go around my house and take pictures of things that are dirty but then I decided I didn't want people to judge me. :) LOL
Now I am not talking about the typical every day dirt on your carpet, or the dishes in the sink, or the dirt on the kitchen floor, or the papers on the counters etc. I am talking about the stuff you don't normally see every day or you do but don't realize just how dirty it is.
So for example, here are some places to go check out...
  1. Blinds
  2. Above kitchen cabinets
  3. On top of closets that have a flat surface ( as in there's space between it and the ceiling)
  4. Dryer trap
  5. Washer machine inside edges (just under the lid and in the lid track)
  6. Walls
  7. Hand rails
  8. Doors
  9. Outside windows
  10. Window tracks
  11. Sliding door tracks
  12. Plants (like Ivy)
  13. Backside/underside of toilets
  14. Floor woodwork trim
  15. Cabinet doors/drawers
  16. Inside cabinets (like the spice cabinet)

Now maybe most people are better housekeepers than me and most of these things are part of their regular routine. But for me the above things are not on my regular cleaning list. But I do get a stick up my butt upon occasion and dig into the deeper level of cleaning and ignore the typical cleaning I do. It's amazing to me just how dirty and filthy things can get. Some of these things I'm trying to incorporate into a quarterly or twice yearly cleaning cycle.

Let's be honest how many of you are now going around checking things out around your house to see what needs to be cleaned?


  1. A stick up your butt makes you want to do deep cleaning? To each his own.


  2. Nope been doing this off and on for almost 4 years.

  3. Yeah..but when you're pregnant, you can call it nesting. :-) Ahh-for the next life when dirt is nonexistent...I hope.

  4. buhaha...nice choice of words. Excellent Sister Lutz

  5. I never see the dirt as much as when I come home after being gone for awhile. Getting a new perspective is always helpful!!!