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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of and Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.


  1. The Happy Housewife
    January 29, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

    Great list! I stay on top of most of these, but I saw a few that I could work on (hanging my head in shame :).
    Thanks for posting these!


  2. Joy @ Five J's
    January 29, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

    Oh wow, I have a lot of work to do. I do several of these, but a few of them I don’t think I’ve done in…years?


  3. Kate
    January 29, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

    Great list! I have to be honest and say that I don’t know if I’ve cleaned a few of these things in the last year, let alone the last 6 months. You can be sure I’ll be scrubbing down the outside of my garbage can tomorrow! :)


  4. Kara-Noel
    January 30, 2009 @ 11:48 am

    So true!! Some of those I’m great at (stearing wheel… inside fridge… under sink) some have never crossed my mind… I just looked at the top of the fridge and it had about an inch of dust! Thanks for the post!


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  6. Home Ever After
    January 31, 2009 @ 10:58 am

    @Happy Housewife: Most of this list was generated from the items that are frequently passed over in my house as well, so don’t feel bad!

    @Joy: If I didn’t have so many checklists, there are a lot of things I’d forget to do for years! lol Thanks for the comment!



  7. Home Ever After
    January 31, 2009 @ 11:00 am

    @Kate: Of course my big one won’t fit in the dishwasher, but I like to wash my small trash cans in the dishwasher. That’s the only way I feel that they’ve really been sanitized well enough. Thanks for stopping by!


  8. Home Ever After
    January 31, 2009 @ 11:01 am

    @Kara: You’re welcome- steering wheel I think is one of the most for thegotten, so you’re already ahead of the game in that respect!


  9. Amanda @ The Mom Crowd
    February 5, 2009 @ 4:47 pm

    I just cleaned out the crisper drawers in my fridge. I at least got one. :) The keyboard one makes me think of the movie ‘Gattica.’ We have one of those power air sprayers for all of our keyboards. I should probably check the top of the fridge and bookcases now… :o)


  10. Justine
    March 4, 2009 @ 6:26 am

    I do all of them…made me feel good :) Great list.


  11. Deborah
    March 21, 2009 @ 11:08 pm

    I can think of a few other places. I know that my stove, fridge, and washing machine all pull out…when was the last time I cleaned the floor under those? Or the couch for that matter?


  12. Carrie
    May 13, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

    another thing that doesn’t seem to ever get clean is the top edge of the fume hood over the stove. my stove is original to the house which is 30 years old, i’m renting, and it looks like no one has cleaned it ever.


  13. Young Wife
    July 13, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

    Ooo! Great list. I’m going to go clean the drawer under the stove now.


  14. Natalie
    January 13, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

    Ok, my goal this week now is to get all that done…ew!


  15. Susan
    January 15, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    I really enjoyed this post! I am proud to admit that I have recently cleaned my purse, top of fridge, garbage can, and steering wheel. It looks like I have some work to do!


    • Admin - Danelle Ice
      January 24, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

      @Susan: Good for you! The top of the fridge is a dreadfully forgotten spot by short ladies like me :) I’m so glad you stopped by!



  16. eve
    January 18, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

    A couple there I really need to do but I started thinking. My curtains could use a good wash and so could my ceiling fan blades. We live on the Coast so they go most of the year. It isn’t until it gets cold that I actually noitce them. I have at least four that needs cleaning. And my exercise bike,,good grief..when was the last time I wiped it down. The bathroom shower curtain…don’t even ask!


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  18. Christy
    August 30, 2010 @ 1:06 pm

    Well, I’m not failing too terribly… need to clean my mouse and stearing wheel, but it hasn’t been 6 months! Everything else, I’m kind of OCD about!!! :)


  19. NCN
    March 28, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    We do these things once or twice per month. You might add the cabin filter in your automobile and under couches, chairs.


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