In this post: I have to confess, I don’t always clean the entire house. There are at least 5 places I rarely clean in my home. What about you?

I think the biggest lie ever would be that our house is always perfectly clean and tidy.

It is quite frequently tidy and the important parts are clean.

Not many people will see dirty laundry on the floor or tooth paste splatters on the bathroom mirror. (If you have, consider yourself one of my closest friends!)

5 places I rarely clean

But there are definitely places that I rarely clean. About five of them rather consistently actually!

5 Places I Rarely Clean


1. On top of the fridge

I stand at a rather short 5′ 1″ tall. Which means I cannot see the top of my fridge.

(It also means that I cannot reach a few of my kitchen cupboards. But that is another issue!)

Anyway, since I cannot see the top of my fridge and would have to stand on a stool or a chair to clean it, most of the time I just ignore it. I know. Probably not the best excuse but it’s totally true.

I sincerely apologize to all of my tall friends and family.


2. Under the fridge

Let me be clear. I sweep under the edges of the fridge. I just hardly ever pull the whole thing out and clean underneath it. Way too much work!

(Perhaps at this point you’re a little worried about eating at my house. I assure you that as long as you don’t plan to eat directly off the top of the fridge or scrounge for the blueberry that rolled under the fridge, you are quite safe. The rest of my kitchen is quite clean.)


3. Under the couches

I almost never clean under the couches. Especially the big sectional in the family room. That thing is huge and heavy (it has a pullout bed in it). So anything that happens to go under there, stays there for a long time.

I do sweep under the living room couches occasionally. But probably not thoroughly enough because when the sun shines in, I can see the dust bunnies having a little sunbathing party.


4. The blinds

Oh my. Those things are the bane of my existence. Seriously. They could probably stand to be cleaned every week. But who has time for that?

We have light wood-colored 2″ faux wood blinds in the living room and the same in WHITE in the kitchen and dining room.

They all seemed like a good idea at the time. And they do keep the sun and heat out in the middle of a steaming hot summer.

But they also show dust like nobody’s business!

So if you’re ever visiting, pretty please pretend you don’t notice!


5. The baseboards

I adore white baseboards. Really I do.

After living in this house for much of last year with cheap old wooden baseboards, I was thrilled to install big thick white ones on the main floor and in the basement family room last fall.

But big thick white baseboards show all that wonderful dust so much more than skinny little wooden ones.

For my dear friends who dust their baseboards once a week, please just look away.

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So those are my non-cleaning confessions. What about your house? Are there zones that are always picked up and tidy? Similarly, are there spots that rarely get cleaned? 

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