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Lurking filth

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    When I was washing the kitchen floor yesterday, it occurred to me to run a knife under the front of the washing machine to see if anything was lurking there. OMG! I was horrified at what issued forth: clotted globs of dust, 2 drawing pins, oat flakes, a squashed fruitella, curls of potato peel, a green biro, several coffee granules and sundry other unidentifiables. So then I did the same under the gas stove with even more unedifying results. What filth is lurking under your appliances? I'm off now to look down the back and sides of the sofas.
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  2. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Wear gloves!
  3. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

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  4. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

  5. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I've been replacing wardrobes in our very cluttered bedroom and have been dealing with some serious accumulations of dust behind and on top of things. Thanks be to the Lord for James Dyson.
  6. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Never have your kitchen gutted and refitted then Lascarina
    You'd be really upset/amazed by what creeps under fitted kitchen units and lurks there in the dark :eek:
  7. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I know exactly what lurks under my fitted kitchen units in the dark. We sometimes take the kickboards off and let the cats explore for that very reason!
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  8. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

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  9. Sillow

    Sillow Lead commenter

    I don't look under my appliances. Ignorance is bliss and all that.
  10. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    No chance, Did. It'll have to see me out as it is. I spend my money on things that I perceive as far more rewarding.
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  11. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I do console myself that it's always filth free down my plugholes because I regularly dredge out gunk with my long Tunisian crochet hook.
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  12. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Our cat takes the kickboards off himself, which is actually an amazing achievement, because it isn't easy for me to prise them off. Whenever I find them lying on the floor, I have to search high and low to find out where the cat is hiding before replacing them in case he's underneath the units in a place I can't see or get to.
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  13. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    I'm thinking you have a bit too much free time, L! :eek:
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  14. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    I moved a small set of shelves today after the lid of a board marker rolled underneath. I found two very dusty board rubbers and a staple remover.
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  15. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

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  16. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    I checked down the back and sides of a lovely leather chair that I bought second-hand for my rental property. I found over £18 in coins (just under half of what I paid for it). I used a ruler first to prise debris and coins up and was then fairly sure that I wouldn't find a syringe when I put my hands down.
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  17. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    A friend of mine once found a completely flat, desiccated mouse under her cooker.
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  18. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Argh, what a horrible shock that must've been :eek:.

    My plumbers had to take off all of my radiators recently so they could flush them all through. The dust and debris behind them left me mortified :(:oops:
  19. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    We had our kitchen ripped out in January. Mouse droppings under the range. Also under the bath upstairs! That I did find weird.

    We moved in last July. Before anyone calls me a dirty mare. Although, if I didn't have a cleaner, I WOULD be!!!
  20. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Oooooh. You have a cleaner!

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