Last week I was cleaning my bathtub, which was honestly way overdue. It wasn’t until I got down, face-to-face with the dirt, that I realized how much scum, hair, & other grossness accumulated. How on Earth was I showering in this every day?! From that day forward, I have vowed to clean the bathroom at least once a week.
To no surprise, I began to inspect other areas of the house. This turn of events led me into a full on cleaning mission. I chose five of the dirtiest areas in the house to focus on. Here’s a list of them:
Let’s start at #1- the bathroom. It’s easy to spend day in & out without really looking at what’s going on in the bathroom. We’re only in there for a short period of time (usually…), & it’s always to become less dirty. However, the dirt that we shed from our bodies lingers in the corners of the tub, the sink (Hello, fallen toothpaste), & of course, the toilet. If we do not tend to these areas, so much can go wrong. Scum that builds up over time can seep through the pores of the feet while taking a shower. Talk about wasted effort. Washing our hands in a less than spotless sink can actually have lingering germs attach to our hands. An unscrubbed toilet with residue from bodily waste provides the worst kind of smell, along with dirty air particles that we breathe in. You’re just as thrilled as I am about your next trip to the bathroom, right?
The kitchen is a host for so much dirtiness. There is a heavy foot traffic taking place in this area. Hair & bodily fluids are easily dropped here while cooking. Not to forget, food crumbs that drop behind areas you can’t reach, or in the corners of the fridge, begin to produce mold & odors which you inhale daily. Try eating your eggs knowing that’s forming around you…. Lastly, the sink hosts dirty dishes, & left uncleaned, produce a feeding ground for germs. We’ve all heard the saying, “Make sure you use super clean utensils!”. Well, if your sink isn’t clean, forget it!
The living room is, well, the most lived in (while awake of course). Lying down on the couch to watch your favorite movies/shows allows oils from the body & hair to seep into the couch. Having popcorn? Food particles fall into the crevices of the couch, the underneath of the couch, & into the carpet. You’re not a slob, & this is normal, but just think of all the crumbs that will feed the pesty ants. You may as well open an ant sanctuary.
Turning towards the most personal of spaces- the bedroom. It’s said the we spend one-third of life asleep. During that time, we are most definitely not concerns with dust bunnies under the bed. However, since we are breathing in this air, it’s important to know that the air quality we breathe in while asleep is the absolute best. Often times dusty window sills, ceiling fans, & ransacked closets harbor the means necessary for a dusty night’s sleep. The clothes you haven’t worn since 2005 are accumulating dust, the shoes you kicked off are full of germs, & let’s all not pretend that our midnight snack dishes aren’t taking a dirty toll.
Last but not least, the dining area. In my home, the dining area is a super small section between the kitchen & living room. But that’s not to say that it doesn’t play a role in the dirtiness of the home. It just happens that this is the place that I spend the least amount of time in. When I do spend time here, it’s of course, to dine. There have been many occasions where I overlook a vegetable that fell, or presumed my dog will work as a doggy vacuum. This is once again an ant colonies dream. The crumbs that amount on the table, usually swept off onto the ground, are on a one-way street to insect city.
After taking a break from my panic, I began to analyze how I could counter-attack the dirt. I began to calm down, realizing that I am only human, & that humans are actually really dirty. It’s what we do with the dirt that counts. I calculated out that it would take me a good day to deep clean my house alone. That’s either a full day off of work, or a full day on my one day off a week (Hustlers, you get me, right?). Neither one seems appealing.
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Blog post by Rachel B