My mom was a clean-a-holic. When I was growing up, she did what other people called spring cleaning on a very regular basis. For instance, she pulled out heavy furniture and swept behind it weekly. Then she would rearrange the furniture. If you came into a dark room in the early morning, sometimes you had to think fast because a recliner might be in front of you when it was across the room when you went to bed. I'm talking cleaning baseboards weekly. If had you put my mom in a ring against June Cleaver, I'd bet on my mom. She never waved no stinkin' feather duster at dust; She Chuck Norrised her dust. So in honor of Mom, I present: Thirteen Places/Things People Forget to Clean.
1. That grill at the bottom of your refrigerator that covers the filter.
2. Your dryer filter. Take it out, scrape it, clean it under running water.
3. Your keyboard.
4. The threshold of your front door. Your entrance makes a first impression. People look down right before they step in or while they're waiting there at the door before you've answered.
5. Shelves of your medicine cabinet.
6. Your kitchen canister lids.
7. The welcome mat. (Again, first impressions ...)
8. The dog's teeth. Yes, you put a rubber tip on your finger and use doggie paste and brush that canine's canines.
9. Hairbrush and comb. Get the hair out, shampoo it in hot water.
10. Hand prints around doorknobs.
11. Dashboard of the car.
12. Window sills.
13. Belly button. Mom always asked, "Did you clean your belly button? People forget that sometimes, you know." I thought my mom was so weird for having that navel dirt phobia. And then I had my own kids. I am still reminding them, "Did you clean out your belly button?" and they are rolling their eyes and saying, "Ewww. Gross!" What can I say? Cleanliness is not for sissies. And if Chuck Norris knew what was good for him, he would never dare wear his shoes inside my mom's house.
Do you have any miscellaneous dust-buster reminders?