The Six Places You Never Thought There Was Gross Gunk

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

Heather Hopkins and Candace Goren are two mothers that fancy themselves neat freaks. Taking a glance at their homes, you would probably agree. Everything is spick and span on the surface, but Good Housekeeping‘s cleaning experts Meaghan Murphy and Carolyn Forte quickly discover that the moms had missed a few hidden spots where gross gunk loves to live.

Even if you are diligent, most folks tend to live with an out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentality. But sometimes what you can’t see is exactly where bacteria, mold, and grime love to live. Check out these spring cleaning tips to give your home a thorough cleaning.

At Hopkins’ home, the experts pulled out the condensation pan of the fridge — I didn’t even know I had one of those — and it was filled with black guck. Murphy and Forte recommend cleaning it once a month. Next stop was the washing machine, hidden around the washing machine was a ton of mold. The last thing anyone wants is mold, which can cause a slew of health issues.

When they visited Goren’s home, she too was plagued with an icky washing machine. In the gasket, they discovered a ton of grime and lost socks that were there for who knows how long! The experts recommending leaving the lid of the machine open after a wash. This gives it a chance to dry out and prevents mold and bacteria from growing.

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