Monday, March 1, 2010

Amazing Finds - and Not So Amazing

I have lived in my house for nearly 4 1/2 years and in all that time, I'm going to admit right now that I have NEVER cleaned out under my bed. Like, I've never taken everything out and vacuumed it all up. There is a lot of dust under there and who knows what else!

The height of my bed off of the ground is about the height of a shoe box so it's not really convenient to climb under there and pull stuff out - hence why I've never really taken the time. Out of sight, out of mind.

But the other day, I happened to sort of look back there and noticed some little things that I couldn't identify. There's not much light so I couldn't see what they were and then I decided I needed to get under there and clean.

So I did.

Here is a list of a few of the more notable things I found, besides enough dust to make me take a puff on my inhaler:

1. a shoebox filled with tampons (yay! I was about to go buy a super duper big box of them)
2. a super cute pair of brown boots I forgot I owned!
3. a badly needed mousepad
4. a work badge that I thought I lost about 2 years ago
5. 2 clothespins
5. 5 Q-tips
6. my golf sandals
7. 4 bobby pins
8. a tin of cookies (i wonder who these belong to?)
9. an old dish network satellite box
10. several mangled pairs of slippers
11. an extension cord

Do you want to know what the most un-awesome thing I found under there was? Dry, crusty cat poop. The cat got stuck in there one day, I remember. I can't believe we never smelled it! Maybe that's when I was burning Scentsy in my room every day and it masked the smell. No, I wasn't burning Scentsy BECAUSE there was an awful smell, lol although I wouldn't put it past me! I guess I'm just glad it's gone. Almost makes me want to change bedrooms! I almost barfed when I was able to identify it (it was the unidentifiable from the first paragraph).

6 backward glances:

Rachel said...

Its really not like you to leave a corner untouched for so long. Funny and so sorry to hear about the cat poop. I have to admit. Not having a pet anymore does have its perks, no dog hair or "other" finds. I just cleaned my carpet today and there were NO dog hair in the filter. Don't you feel (and sleep) better knowing its clean under there now :)

Rachel said...

Spell check, "There was no.." I wish spell check came with the comment box. urgh.

Christy said...

WOW! You found some good stuff under there. I usually only find dust...lots and lots of dust.

Katie said...

HA- I had to do that the other day too because some guys were coming to deliver a new head board- I found SO many binkys from Luka.

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Keith said...

I used to love checking down the back of the sofa when I was a kid, maybe found a few coins and a lost pen but your finds beat me!

Like your blog btw :]

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