What Are Your Dirty Secrets?

Friday, 20 March 2015

What Are Your Dirty Secrets?

Spring is finally here! Well I have a few crocuces in the garden at least. Therefore, it is time for some Spring cleaning. So what are your dirty secrets?

I have been known to watch "How Clean is Your House" or similar programmes and rate my house as pretty tidy in comparison. I am unsure that having such houses as a standard of comparison is a good thing.

I have also been know to invite people round my house in order to make myself have a big tidy. I sometimes think we should have people over more often!

When I was at university a friend gave me a load of Winnie the Pooh paper plates. I used these so I had less washing up to do. Just to clarify this was 20 years ago and I don't do it now, unless it is a children's party.

Method have recently shared their survey of 2000 adults dirtiest cleaning secrets with me and I have to say I am feeling good about myself again. Their dirty secrets included:

reusing using unwashed plates

buying new bed sheets instead of washing old ones

letting dogs lick the leftovers from their plates

using a hairdryer to dust the bedroom

reusing dirty gym clothes

cleaning skirting boards with socks....whilst wearing them!


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sharon smith said...

i have 6 very messy birds,and always cleaning up after them

Heather Haigh said...

I never pull out kitchen appliances to clean behind them.

emma j lowe said...

i let the dog finish off the childrens cereal from their bowls

Tracey Peach said...

The inside of the kitchen bin lid needs cleaning I hate that job!

Tracy K Nixon said...

Me too lol!

Tracy K Nixon said...

I ned to clean my kitchen bin (especially the inside of the lid) but am scared!

clairdownham said...

i need to clean under the bed

Moderate Mum said...

My washing machine powder drawer only gets cleaned when my Mum comes round

laura banks said...

my vegetable rack has new spuds growing in there i think

sunshine said...

I just need a cleaner

winnie said...

i sweep dust under the bed

ashleigh allan said...

I have 2 messy kids and an even messier husband!

kim neville said...

Need to clean behind sofas. My son is always putting things down there :-/

Red Rose Mummy said...

The kids stash loads of stuff under the sofa, it's out of sight out of mind there!

rebecca beesley said...

we LOVE the Method range of products - Have just discovered their foaming soap - perfect for little hands. I can totally relate to the paper plate confession - have done that once or twice recently myself. My dirty secret would be sending my son's PE kit back to school unwashed when I haven't had the time to wash it!

Plastig Ffantastig said...

I daren't look at what's behind my appliances...

kj19 said...

my dogs eat off our plates

Ellen Sheppard said...

I'm pretty lazy I'm afraid to admit. My house always looks tidy on the untrained eye but I tend to clean around things and not under or behind. The cobwebs behind my TV are scandalous!

Abigail Cullen said...

I need to hover behind the sofa.

Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid said...

I need to clean under my sofa i dread to think what the kids have put under there

Laura Pritchard said...

We won't change our bed sheets for months at a time!

kim plant said...

I sometimes leave the hoover out when hubby gets in from work when really I havnt evan touched it :O

tracy newton said...

I sorted out a big pile of old clothes. Instead of taking them to the charity shop, I have been wearing them and binning them when they are dirty. Well it saves on washing and ironing.

Nickles83 said...

I haven't got any! Im a bit OCD with my cleaning and habits

kayleigh bates said...

I'm to scared to even look under the sofas

Kay Panayi said...

I never wear matching socks and I have a basket off odd kids socks

Kirsty Greer said...

All the bits that must congregate under the reclining sofa legs! xx

Jane Willis said...

Hanging clothes up to air if they don't LOOK dirty enough to need a wash

Kirsty Webb said...

All the stuff that gathers under my dads reclining arm chair.

sarah diane rees said...

need to change bedsheets more

Tracey Parker said...

If I can get out of dusting I would but done fortnightly

Kathy D said...

COBWEBS ON THE CEILING - TEND TO NOT LOOK UPWARDS WHEN CLEANING

Patricia Owen said...

I ignore the windows as long as I can!

Paula Barker said...

The bed doesn't get changed as often as it should!

joanne darnell said...

wear sunglasses in house everything looks cleaner!

Karen Cowley said...

I usually just clean up to my level , that being 5FT means lots of cobwebs lol x

hali said...

bed sheets changing!

Maxine Owen said...

Need to clean my fridge out!

suey1969 said...

I hate dusting & only do it when I have to.
Sounds like we're all pretty much the same. I haven't cleaned behind the tv or under the settee for ages either.

suey1969 said...

Oh forgot to say, dusting with the hairdryer sounds like a good idea - never heard of that one!
Actually the hoover is quite good at dusting if you use the brush on the end of the hose.

suey1969 said...

I did mine recently, made me feel good afterwards tho - good luck!

suey1969 said...

As I love birds I'm often asked why I don't have any as pets. But they poop everyehere if you let them out & kick seed all over the place, I've got enough to do. Plus they can be noisy eh!

Carolynn Woodland said...

It's a secret so I can't tell you!

Jayne Townson said...

OMG, where do I start, I got a few. Such as only dusting once a week, never hoovering under the furniture and don't tell anyone, but I have be known not to iron the all kids school uniform.

Andrea said...

I am a bit of a cleaning freak, but do hate cleaning windows.

Lyla said...

I haven't cleaned the fluff out from under the bed for years!

Karen O'Reilly said...

my fridge is desperate for a clean

Alica said...

Leaving teenagers bedrooms until it is no longer safe to live in it! Then I go in......it has been known for me to leave it months before I do tho!! :O

tracey bowden said...

oh where to start....... leaving the dishes until every thing has been used even using kids cutlery to put it off just a little longer (obv cleaning any left over food off, but they usually get left in soak again and again and again......)

haxell said...

I don't clean the windows as often as I should - but it's really because I don't like birds crashing into them when they are clean (well that's my excuse)>

Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

laura stewart said...

I only sort my cupboards out one a year :(

Kathy GrumpyMushroom Thomson said...

Not cleaning my car out

Kazz Usher said...

Lol, Im happy to kick things under the sofa when Im hovering so I don't have to clean them up...then I blame the mess on my children! Oh dear, Im a terrible person lol

Vic Shaw said...

Using the same coffee cup over and over again during the day :-/ It's my favourite mug!

Paul Hunt said...

Bedsheets!

Cheryl said...

My car..it's an absolute disgrace.

kerie said...

Under my bed must be horrid

amyangelmouse said...

My car is extremely neglected!!

Laura said...

My car needs a big clean

kaizen99 said...

OK, so I reuse unwashed plates. HEY! It's saving the environment.

Emma Ferguson said...

Not cleaning my car boot out for far too long!

emilyomara said...

need to clean my car!

Lucy Bishop said...

we haven't cleaned our car since we bought it 2 years ago, oops!

Michelle Smith said...

I never dust anything. It's a pointless task as soon as you wipe it away it immediately falls back on the surface again

Carol Carroll said...

I have never cleaned under my bed or even behind the headboard for 6 years, who knows what might be there eh! I don't really want to either.

Aaron Broad said...

I haven't washed my car since I got it

Kaci Soderstrom said...

I live in a really damp house.. so when we move I'm sure there's going to be mold behind pretty much everything.

Lydia said...

I am a cleaner, so by the time it gets to doing my house....I have usually had enough! I flip the hoover the other way up to get cobwebs off the ceiling!

clare davies said...

my spare room is the cant be arsed shove in there room! piles of stuff i need to sort but always find myself too busy too! oopsie! x

Isabel O'Brien said...

I haven't mopped the kitchen floor for months. :O I have just been wiping spills up and hoping for the best.

Nikki Hunter said...

Anywhere thats too high for me to reach is a big dirty dusty mess beacuse i cant be bothered to climb up on a step ladder to clean it.....

Janice Dunn said...

I am a cleanaholic but have a mucky pup and a lazy teenager, so I am constantly going round in circles cleaning up after them. Nothing beats the smell of a clean house and Method products are top notch!

Pauline Wilson said...

I am not too bad but I am quite neglectful when it comes to the windows

JudeVFR400 said...

I feel much better for reading some of those dirty secrets, reusing unwashed plates. Yuck!
Our gorgeous dog Max was put to sleep last month, and my partner is now decorating the living room now Max isn't here to muck it all up again. And the amount of fur she's had to clear up from behind and under things, you could knit a whole other dog out of it.

Claire Toplis said...

my secrets is to dust when I can see it

Anna-Louise said...

I always forget to dust until there is a thick noticeable layer on all surfaces!

Elaine Dale said...

vac round the furniture, don't move it

Sinead Charlotte said...

Not checking under the sofa!

lynn heath said...

We have a rule... never ever ever open the door to the cupboard under the stairs when we have people round, this is hiding place number one for all sorts of bits and bobs (in fact it is now so overfull that the door came off it hinges!!!!)

Harley Richardson said...

Hoovering around furniture!

Eva Vida said...

I only clean the windows once a month!

Kelly law said...

I hate cleaning!

Leila Benhamida said...

Neglect the corners.

Gillian Holmes said...

I don't have any.

Kay Lou Smith said...

I brush the crumbs off the worktop on to the floor. Hubby hates it!

Gwyn said...

I don't have any - I'm pretty good!

LAURA FINCH said...

None here :/

James McKenna said...

We hide all the mess in the bedrooms

Susie Wilkinson said...

Don't look under my bed!! (Actually I daren't!!)

Clare Hubbard said...

I leave the washing up for my husband to do!

Felicity Smith said...

I have boxes I still have not unpacked and sorted after 18 months...

Cat Culmer said...

I might not have cleaned the skirting boards behind my sofa since I bought it ... a year and a half ago. eeek

Vickie Jackson said...

I left home 10 years ago and still have boxes I've not opened in the attic... Thing is I've lived in 2 places since leaving home and I've just moved them from one attic to another!!

Jen Morgan said...

my garden shed its stacked up to the roof full of boxes that havent been sorted through for years!

Michelle Banks said...

i have a unk cupboard, that i just chuck everything in!

Claire Woods said...

I have lots of junk.

melanie stirling said...

I hate dusting and just dust around things.

Pete Cleasby said...

I hate ironing

Monica Gilbert said...

I'm not that into cleaning and really have to force myself to keep up on it.

Michelle Addy said...

I only move furniture out about twice a year. Other than that I just hoover around it.

Silvia said...

I only iron the visible part of my clothes

sbroadley said...

I hate cleaning windows

hevian54 said...

cleaning the oven

Hayley Lynch said...

I squirt a bit polish on the radiators so it smells like I've been busy doing the housework

Tina Edwards said...

i hate cleaning the oven and put it off for months then pay a company to come and clean it

Hekna said...

I hate having to sanitise and clean the washing machine :-(

Angela Muir said...

My oven does not get cleaned as often as it should

Andy Kadir-Buxton said...

I don't wash the recycle bins, just splash in some Jays to keep out the flys.

Sara Janeg said...

Cleaning the inside of the windows!

Kristiina said...

I hate mopping floor under dining table and chairs

Sarah Hughes said...

I hardly ever clean the oven!

Kat Glynn said...

I can't remember the last time i cleaned behind the fridge :)

Carroll Marsh said...

Oh Dear I haven't cleaned under the couch for 5 years!!Yuck I will do it now I Have admitted it!!The rest of the house is clean though Honest!!!Thanks for this great giveaway X

AgentAllan said...

We decided to change the furniture around in the lounge, only to find that when we removed one of the sofa's the underside was full of dead woodlice which had sought sanctuary from the firewood.

Melissa Breckon said...

secretly eating chocolate away from the children so i dont have to share

Justine Meyer said...

I hate cleaning the cat litter box and try to leave it as long as i can x

tracey morgan said...

My kitchen drawers are stuffed with all sorts and i never get round to sorting them

Rebecca Nisbet said...

i sometimes by the box of 2 belgium buns from tesco and eat them one after another then hide the evidence in the dustbin lol.

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

I treat the oven as if it's self-cleaning.

juliebooth said...

my very dirty oven.. out of sight, out of mind.

Donna Large said...

my oven is filthy

Claire Mse Fawkner said...

I have never properly cleaned my oven

Diane Carey said...

I am really lazy when it comes to cleaning the oven. I hate doing it, and at the moment it's not a pretty sight. Every time I buy a new oven, I say I'm going to keep up with it and I never do. I would be so embarrassed if anyone looked inside it

Rachel @ Parenthood Highs and said...

I use baby wipes to clean as much as I can!

Michelle Ferguson said...

My dirty oven

Helen Booth said...

Got to be my oven!!

Sally Nikki Brown said...

We have one drawer that if you cant be bothered it goes in there xxx

Pretty Prizes said...

I can't say - secrets aren't meant to be told.

ELISHA said...

Cleaning? whats that?, that's my secret

Julie Savage said...

My dirty secret is that I dont clean my oven as often as I should

Allan Fullarton said...

My oven.

Angela Williams said...

I have not spring cleaned out my kitchen cupboards

Julie Ward said...

I have a secret bank account

Louise Lumsden said...

I don't have any really I like a clean house, can't stand dirty clutter

Gemma Holland said...

My cupboard under the sink - open it at your peril!

Ali Johnson said...

A corner cupboard in my kitchen - full of random junk!

nicdanuk said...

cant think off the top of my head,i clean for a living but that doesnt mean my place is perfect haha.my car is always minging inside and out......till someone else does it!!

Emily CD said...

I'm guilty of the hairdryer trick! Dust gets swept under cupboards! EJ Dunn

Jadey Walsh said...

I'm a terrible hoarder so don't clear out stuff as often as I should!

Jaelin Farrow said...

I sometimes let my cat lick up leftovers on my plate...I don't always have a choice though, sometimes he just helps himself!

WSmith said...

I hate cleaning anything and everything so my dirty secrets are everywhere for all to see

Samantha Bolter said...

i need to clean my oven more often :(

Jenifer- Kitsch n Sync said...

I often think shoving clutter in draws and cupboards = tidying up! I'm due a big spring clean over the May bank holiday! :)

Jen xx
www.kitsch-n-sync.com

Minnie Beth said...

Sticking a shirt in the tumble dryer instead of ironing it :/ x

tarbs said...

shrinking my partner's fav jumper.. he still thinks it was him..

greig spencer said...

i never iron anything lol

Donata Scoging said...

lots of dog nose prints on my front room window

Iris Waldburger said...

I can't remember when I last cleaned my windows

Claire Thomson Little said...

I hoard too much

Chantelle Kemp said...

Everyones dirty secret is that there oven isn't clean.. my dirty secret it that my oven is spotless but Oven Pride cleaning products do all the work for me :)

nocona said...

I hoard! My garage is chock full of stuff! I need to do a car boot, give to charity or bin and I can't get around to it!

tim said...

Cobwebs appear from nowhere all along the ceiling in the hallway

Lucy C said...

I never iron!

Sheila Reeves said...

Not pulling the sofa away from the wall to hoover under/behind it

Kayleigh said...

I can't remember the last time I cleaned under the sofa

soneailiami said...

my oven ;)

❄❄️️Kate Cass❄️❄️ said...

My oven, after I give it a good clean with oven pride ironically, I have great intentions and begin cleaning after every use, then life gets in the way!

Purmala Shrestha said...

my front room windows are closed to main road i got to clean every week .

Karyn Smith said...

I don't iron unless it's for a special occasion

Colin Anderson said...

under the sofa cant be bothered to move it

Claire Barker said...

The bit of kitchen floor under my fridge freezer - I dare not look it's probably pretty disgusting!

jo liddement said...

My oven needs a good clean inside

Lynne Durkin said...

My oven is embarrassing, hate cleaning it so I tend to ignore it :(

Sheri Darby said...

I hate housework and hope it will do itself

Emma Price said...

I don't iron clothing unless absolutely necessary!

Debbie Preston said...

Cobwebs high up - I can't reach and no-one looks up there, do they???

anneka hulse said...

i only iron if i really have to

Ellie powell said...

I try to get my hubby to sweep/vacuum the living room because he does it properly and moves everything and I just do the bits you can see!

Jessica Newman said...

Im too scared to look under my bed for the fear of what i'll find

Liz Ferguson said...

I don't hoover under beds

SylviaP70 said...

The inside of my oven is a disgrace.

Sarah-Dawn Pope said...

I am a rubbish housewife, it's no secret, it's obvious if you take a look around my house

Ellen Stafford said...

I never iron and I'm a bit of a hoarder/collector of junk :)

Joanne Welsh said...

I hate cleaning

Angie Hoggett said...

I hate cleaning windows!

supastar1501 said...

My oven needs a good clean, my Daugter is almost 6 months & I cannot use the pregnancy excuse any longer.

Laura Vitty said...

My microwave is really gross inside!

Charmian Filewood said...

Our treadmill is our storage unit lol

Ellie Spider said...

Not now but when I was a teen I was far too lazy to take my dirty spoons (from yoghurts) to the kitchen - instead I used to hide them down the side of the chair. When we got a new sofa set the chair was rattling loads as they moved it so they cut the bottom of it and found over 50 spoons inside it. I was given my own personal spoon that I was allowed to use after that

David Cavender said...

hate dusting

Mimicat said...

I loathe cleaning, the only time anyone notices is when it's not done.

Kerry Lethbridge said...

I don't have one really I love cleaning

z.g said...

i don't lift things i just dust around them

Mummy Lion said...

i think play is more important than cleaning. saying that i do like a clean house. its just too small/we have too much stuff

Kirsty Sparks said...

I have no dirty secrets!!! lol if I told you they'd no longer be secret :P

MANDY DOHERTY said...

Cleaning the oven, hate it with a passion

h_igoe said...

I always tell my husband off for not vacuuming behind things or lifting the cushions - my secret is I often just vacuum around things too!

Vickie Jackson said...

I'm a hoader of things that *might* come in useful... The issue is I have boxes in the left full of things that might be of use that I had when I left home 10 years ago... I've lived in 2 places since then!

Tracey Baker said...

My Oven put my oven gloves over the handle of the oven door so you can't really see inside x

Corinne Peat said...

Behind my oven. Things fall down there and I don't get them back.

trevor linvell said...

I don't like cleaning out the cat litter tray

Zinzi Graham said...

Definitely pet hair! I love my dog to bits but his hair gets everywhere. That coupled with all the pet hair I bring home on my clothes (all my friends have pets it seems) makes it an ongoing battle!

Natalie Gillham said...

bits of food fall down the gaps beside my oven and I leave them there :(

Lee Hardy said...

Back of the settee

dc6411 said...

Under the bed!

Erica Price said...

Been known to reuse gym clothes

Chris Fletcher said...

Under the rugs, they never get cleaned!

Jill Fairbank said...

Kids playroom it's horrendus quick flick of the Hoover and no corners

Amanda Norwood said...

I'm guilty of vacuuming around things instead of moving them. I dread to think what you might find behind my sofa

Natalie Crossan said...

I really don't like cleaning!

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