When cleaning your house, what's the grossest thing you've ever found?

@Pleiades (847)
United States
January 28, 2009 11:21pm CST
If you can keep every square inch of your house clean as a whistle, then congrats! But, for those of us who are challeged in more ways than one in keeping a perfectly spotless house (I've got four reasons), then cleaning the house would be an adventure. I know because I have my four children to clean up after and make sure they clean up their own rooms. Now, it's not always that. I've found food and crud under my kitchen sink (where I keep the garbage can) and thusly, I've found bugs. Let's see...oh, diapers shoved in my son's closet and other weird places...why can't I find a box of missing Dabloons from the pirate days? Why?! *Pleiades
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
29 Jan 09
i guess the ickiest stuff i have found is old food that has been left in both of my daughters backpacks as well as their rooms. they clean their rooms, but obviously not well enough eh?
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@autunno (350)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Hair in the drain.Especially during winter when more hair falls out than normal and I loath dust bunnies.They come out of no where.I do not understand how they reproduce especially when I just cleaned the floor and turn around and there is another one..No wonder why they call them dust bunnies! :)
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@fordka (5)
• United States
29 Jan 09
You will never believe what I found one time. It was the grossest. I better start from the beginning. You know those fruit flies that fly around the fruit. Well I kept getting those in my house and I could not figure out where they were coming from. I finally gave up. Then one day I decided to clean out and go through my daughters toys. There was getting to be a pretty good sized pile. Turns out I found the mystery fly infestation issue. There was a bag of I am not sure what fruit, and it had turned into som sort of brown liquid. It had the worst smell coming from it. This could not be smelt until the bag was moved, and then it was horrible. Got rid of that quick. It was the worst thing I found and the grossest. YUCK!
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• Canada
29 Jan 09
I could smeel something from my son's room for about a week when i decided that i should look for the source of that smeel.So after cleaning the sheet,vaccuming the carpet,folding his clothes i found it....right there under his underwhere,there it was,1/2 of a hot dog!Mmmmm,that's just wrong!.
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@GemmaR (8526)
29 Jan 09
I was cleaning my wardrobe the other day, as it was just filled with random things that I've thrown in there over the years without thinking about it. I found a bag of rubbish when was meant for the bin, but I'd put it in my wardrobe as I couldn't be bothered taking it down the street to the bins and I decided to do it the next day.. ..then FOUR YEARS LATER I find the bag of rubbish underneath A LOT of other random stuff! It was beginning to smell quite a lot, but I couldn't tell until I'd taken everything from ontop of it. I'm never letting myself get into that state ever again!
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@capirani (1841)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Always the absolute worst is those few times the refrigerator and stove gets moved out to clean behind and under them. It isn't always as gross as it is interesting to find what has gotten lost under them over the past months. But it is always the dirtiest area to clean up.
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
29 Jan 09
Hi Pleiades! What are dabloons? The grossest things were food leftovers that my son used to hide in the most unimaginable place when he was younger. We often found snadwich leftovers in the drawers and other couple of places. Most of the time they would be in mould after a couple of days have passed.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
A mice nicely pinched between the wall and the cabinet...eeewwwww. It's so gross,,yucky...but I survived and it was not the end of the world. Happy mylotting and cheers, I hope you won't find the same in your corners of the house.
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@noniefam (284)
• Indonesia
29 Jan 09
i clean my house everyday so i never find something in my house cause i like clean n comfort house
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@barbie81 (20)
• United Arab Emirates
29 Jan 09
hi pleiades i hav a one year old. And definitely have problems with cleaning up. She just throws around food and toys. And now a days anxious to know what's in the garbage can. In the kitchen i do something to keep the bugs away. I clean up everyplace, even the gasstove everyday.
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@stella1989 (2274)
• India
29 Jan 09
Oh.. after reading your experience.. I don't think I have that much of a problem while cleaning my house. I can clean any area in the house.. Be it toilet , bathroom floor, kitchen floor, or any area.. I can do it.. Even my balcony where all this pigeons have found their new home or something.. And so it is full of all of their dirty works.. But the main things that bugs me off is cleaning the roof of my house not becasue it is very dirty or something.. But the fact that while cleaning your roof you can't do anything else than take the dirt on your face!!! your head your eyes and huh!! Other wise we don't have any used dipers around our house.. as we don't have any kids here and we all grown up kids living with our parents..
• India
29 Jan 09
i found it in the laundry room a sock that was left for ages behind the washing machine, near the drains and had got so smelly i could use it as biological weapon in a war..lol!
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• Indonesia
29 Jan 09
arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh...the grossest thing was my nephew diaper!!! where there was still a smelly pup inside it ewwwww..his mom forgot to throw it to the recycle bin! there's nothing gross than that for me lol. but i dont like a smelly old foods in my garbage too, thats why i always replace the garbage plastic every twice a week..
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