To most of us, cleaning is a chore. Something we do just because we have to. So we try to optimize the process as much as possible. Get it done in the fastest way possible, with the least amount of energy required.

However, some people probably haven't picked up a vacuum cleaner or a dust wand in their entire life.

There's a private Facebook group with a pretty self-explanatory title, called 'Things designed by people who don't have to clean them', and it has about 40,000 members, all sharing pictures of objects that absolutely terrify Monica Geller and Adrian Monk. From an amethyst sink to a dollhouse PC case, continue scrolling and check them out for yourself.

#1

Dollhouse Fishtank

Dollhouse Fishtank

Please don't treat your fish like toys! Goldfish need a 500l tank, and need a group of atleast 6 goldfish. They are intelligent and beautiful animals

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Eva the Egg
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3 months ago

"i cant believe your mum is a fish" 🤣🤣🤣😭

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The founder of the group, Will Feetham, created it out of his passion for the design world. "We spend most of our time in spaces designed by other humans, and sometimes subtle careless decisions during [the design process and construction processes] cause a huge amount of hassle for the people that use the space," Feetham told Bored Panda.

Currently, the group is private and you have to answer a few political questions to get in. Feetham has had pushback from the applicants about this as the group seems anything but political, however, he believes that the design and maintenance of our spaces are deeply political. "The entire point of 'Things designed by people who don't have to clean them' is that those who design and those who maintain are not the same," he said. "Because we spend most of our time in spaces [designed by others], this disconnect has a huge impact, especially on those who traditionally don't have power in society."

#2

Amethyst Sink

Amethyst Sink

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Caroline
Community Member
3 months ago

Oooo, pretty! O.o

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"Looking at bad design helps highlight the importance of good design, and thinking about who will clean what we design makes us focus on the importance of inclusion in the design process. As a tag group, we can inject a bit of thought about these issues into a lot of different conversations which makes me so happy."

If we were to get specific, Feetham got the idea for the group from a picture of a topographical relief sink modeled after a lake, which he has been told is in the California state library. "It's beautiful, and the concept is both insightful and educational. In the execution, though, the designer didn't consider the people who would have to clean the installation. Clearly, a lot of thought went into the concept, but that thoughtfulness doesn't seem to have extended to maintenance. 'Things designed by people who don’t have to clean them' just popped into my head."

#3

All Hail The Glow Cloud

All Hail The Glow Cloud

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cheezydinosaur
Community Member
3 months ago

I made one of these! They’re actually pretty cool

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As you could guess, Feetham himself doesn't like cleaning. "As a cisgender man in our patriarchal culture, I have been allowed to do less than my share of household chores at many points in my life," he said. "Equality is deeply important to me, and I have come to understand the many ways, large and small, that the caring and cleaning work that forms the foundation of our daily existence is minimized."

According to him, our society tends to devalue the invisible service class, who are often women and people of color. So they are left to pick up the pieces, literally, and tend to the performative aesthetics of our consumer culture.

Feetham describes the content of the group as design-focused critical analysis. Some of the things that get submitted a lot are carpets in places it shouldn't be, crafts that involve gluing shells and rocks, and impossible to clean windows. "The start of the group was more focused on public infrastructure, but we also have a lot of content about consumer goods and home decor that create a maintenance nightmare."

#4

Thanks I Hate It

Thanks I Hate It

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Maiun
Community Member
3 months ago

Just NO!!!

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#5

This Pot

This Pot

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

Great for decoration but not so great for everyday use.

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#6

Radiator With A Bread Warmer

Radiator With A Bread Warmer

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Maiun
Community Member
3 months ago

I like this, with a vacuum it wouldn't be hard to clean

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#7

*shudder*

*shudder*

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Maiun
Community Member
3 months ago

That is just wrong, especially in these times of Covid-19

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#8

These Wine Bottles/ Decanters/ Glasses Look Really Cool, But Cleaning Them? Hell No! I'd Probably Used Them Once And Then Threw Them Into A Fireplace Or Something

These Wine Bottles/ Decanters/ Glasses Look Really Cool, But Cleaning Them? Hell No! I'd Probably Used Them Once And Then Threw Them Into A Fireplace Or Something

Milla Marguerite Report

Caroline
Community Member
3 months ago

Or use them as a decoration ^^

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#9

Cutlery Set

Cutlery Set

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Purple light
Community Member
3 months ago

Gorgeous, but for display purposes only in rich peoples houses.

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#10

Dollhouse PC

Dollhouse PC

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
3 months ago

This is just cool... and all PCs are like this inside.

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#11

Broken Ankle Bathtubs, Fantastic

Broken Ankle Bathtubs, Fantastic

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Monika
Community Member
3 months ago

This looks like a spa. So whoever has to clean the place is at least being paid to do it. 🤷‍♀️

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#12

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

Who comes up with such a creepy idea?

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#13

Y I K E S

Y I K E S

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Maiun
Community Member
3 months ago

Yuck

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#14

They’re Gorgeous And I Want One, But They Must Be Such Dust Catcher

They’re Gorgeous And I Want One, But They Must Be Such Dust Catcher

Kerri Kortness Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
3 months ago

A little vacuum cleaner or attachment will see you right :)

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#15

Cute But...

Cute But...

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
3 months ago

I want one now!!!

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#16

Those Poor Books!

Those Poor Books!

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Caroline
Community Member
3 months ago

I thought it was lego first ^^'

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#17

I Love The Idea Of A Volcano Egg Cup As Much As The Next One, But You Will *never* Get All The Gross Crusty Egg Yolk Out Of All Those Crevices

I Love The Idea Of A Volcano Egg Cup As Much As The Next One, But You Will *never* Get All The Gross Crusty Egg Yolk Out Of All Those Crevices

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
3 months ago

no. please no.

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#18

The Opposite Of Mini

The Opposite Of Mini

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Catlady6000
Community Member
3 months ago

Hardware store?

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#19

This Would Be A Pain In The Butt To Clean, But 11/10 Would Buy Anyway

This Would Be A Pain In The Butt To Clean, But 11/10 Would Buy Anyway

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
3 months ago

Same!!

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#20

And It's Not Even Cute

And It's Not Even Cute

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Heather Gichero
Community Member
3 months ago

This would drive me crazy....

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#21

1970s Was Such A Cursed Period For Interior Decorating

1970s Was Such A Cursed Period For Interior Decorating

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mph seti
Community Member
3 months ago

That bottom one looks so flammable.

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#22

That Is The Car Of Someone Who Has Given Up, That Thing Does Not Get Cleaned

That Is The Car Of Someone Who Has Given Up, That Thing Does Not Get Cleaned

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Daria Z
Community Member
3 months ago

Ew.

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#23

Stunning Fireplace

Stunning Fireplace

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Jon S.
Community Member
3 months ago

This is the kind of thing you get professionally cleaned every few decades (other than with a light feather duster)

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#24

All Those Tiny Eyes

All Those Tiny Eyes

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
3 months ago

Imagine eating cereal before bed and waking up at night and that thing is next to your head on the side table

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#25

Stair Handle

Stair Handle

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Maiun
Community Member
3 months ago

That's why rich people have staff

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#26

I Would Have A Very Bad Time Checking If My Nails Are Clean Or Not

I Would Have A Very Bad Time Checking If My Nails Are Clean Or Not

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

For those who don't want to clean their nails.

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#27

Erm...

Erm...

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Antonia
Community Member
3 months ago

spontanious constipation... yuck...

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#28

A Gift For The Coffee Lover You Also Hate

A Gift For The Coffee Lover You Also Hate

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Shelp
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like some disgusting skin disease

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#29

Mud, Poop Dog, Dirt, Sand...

Mud, Poop Dog, Dirt, Sand...

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Maiun
Community Member
3 months ago

Not just impractical but sssoooooo ugly

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#30

Those Crevices In The… Whatever That Is

Those Crevices In The… Whatever That Is

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
3 months ago

That's the Endoplasink Reticulum.

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#31

It’s All Beaded

It’s All Beaded

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Purple light
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like an art installation

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#32

Oh My

Oh My

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
3 months ago

Ah yes, the succulent nail art. Made only for photos and not actual wear. SimplyNailogical did a video recreating this trend a while back.

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#33

Cursed

Cursed

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ume reid
Community Member
3 months ago

oh god.....

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#34

My New 1.5l Snorlax Mug That I Got From Zing. Didn’t Realise It’s Mouth Was A Big Hole

My New 1.5l Snorlax Mug That I Got From Zing. Didn’t Realise It’s Mouth Was A Big Hole

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Aldhissla VargTimmen
Community Member
3 months ago

Isn't it to store a cookie?

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#35

This Is What Happened In Jumanji

This Is What Happened In Jumanji

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CultOfBambi
Community Member
3 months ago

Never mind cleaning, how do you walk in that?! Or is it just ornamental?

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#36

Fluffy Guitar

Fluffy Guitar

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Cecily Overli
Community Member
3 months ago

The acoustics on that *shudder*

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#37

I Hope They Took The Keys Out

I Hope They Took The Keys Out

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 months ago

All I see is an accident waiting to happen

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#38

I Got One Of These For My Daughter. The Hot Liquid Needs To Go Through The Hole Into The Space Between The Outer And Inner Walls Of The Mug. I Have Tiny Bendy Brushes And It’s Still A Nightmare

I Got One Of These For My Daughter. The Hot Liquid Needs To Go Through The Hole Into The Space Between The Outer And Inner Walls Of The Mug. I Have Tiny Bendy Brushes And It’s Still A Nightmare

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Jacob Allen
Community Member
3 months ago

Why on earth would you put a hole there?

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#39

Found In My Local Marketplace

Found In My Local Marketplace

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

It's got two leg things? And i reckon the corner of the walls is holding that up. This is just glass, feathers and wood thrown together as a "table " marketplaces are a real mix of good stuff and crap

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