11 Cleaning Fun Facts

  1. Cleaning for two hours burns 200 calories. Who needs to get on the elliptical when you can just mop the floors?
  2. Iceland is the cleanest country in the world, so if you’re sick of dirt, you know what to do.
  3. The kitchen sink contains more germs than your toilet. Yes, you actually need to clean your kitchen sink, not just rinse it out.
  4. Roughly 10% of your pillow’s weight is made up of the bodies of dead mites and their droppings. We’ll just file that away in the things we didn’t need to know category.
  5. Mouthwash can clean floors. If you run out of cleaner, add a capful of mouthwash for every gallon of water and you’ll be good to go.
  6. Close the lid before you flush, because every time you do germs and bacteria spray into the air and get all over your toothbrush.
  7. Clean your silver with ketchup. Put your tarnished items in a bowl of ketchup for 5-10 minutes and let them sit, then scrub with a soft toothbrush and rinse with warm water.
  8. The first documented use of toilet paper comes from 6th century A.D. China. Makes you wonder what people used before then, right? On second thought, we don’t want to think about it.
  9. Mayonnaise can be used to remove the water marks on wood. Just cover the mark with 2 tablespoons of mayo and let it sit overnight, then wipe it clean in the morning. Mayo: it’s not just for sandwiches.
  10. Bananas aren’t just for eating, either. The peel can be used to polish silver, as well as your leather shoes. Who woulda thunk it, right?
  11. If you work in an office be sure to clean your phone. The typical office phone contains more than 25,000 germs per square inch. Can you hear me now?