It's just like Mary Poppins taught us: "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and – snap! – the job's a game."

Maybe these words won't make you jump for joy at scrubbing your toilet, but cleaning your home can be just as exciting as having your home clean. With a little bit of luck, for example, you can discover things you didn't even remember you had. I mean, just look at the treasures people who have already begun their spring cleaning have found within their four walls. From a Blockbuster membership card to an old Game Boy Advance, these antiques definitely made their chores worthwhile.

(h/t buzzfeed)

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Colin L
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5 months ago (edited)

What a wonderful man. What a wonderful find!

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It's a good idea to keep your home healthy during the coronavirus crisis. For starters, understand there's a difference between cleaning and disinfecting. According to Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., regional medical director at One Medical, "Cleaning is the removal of germs or dirt from the surface. This doesn't kill pathogens, it often just wipes them away—but it still lowers the spread of infection." Think vacuuming carpets, mopping floors, wiping countertops, dusting, etc.

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Sasha Ross
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5 months ago

those are awesome

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Disinfection, on the other hand, is something more ruthless. It's the using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. "Use CDC-approved disinfectants to target surfaces that have an increased amount of contacts such as doorknobs, handles, light switches, remotes, toilets, desks, chairs, sinks, and countertops," Dr. Bhuyan told Shape.

"The coronavirus is effectively destroyed by almost any household cleaner or simple soap and water," said Zimmerman, Daniel Zimmerman, Ph.D., senior vice president of research of cellular immunology at biotechnology company CEL-SCI Corporation. There are, however, a few materials the government is recommending specifically for the coronavirus pandemic. For example, the EPA released a list of recommended disinfectants to use against the novel coronavirus. But "pay attention to the manufacturer's instructions on how long the product should remain on the surface," Dr. Bhuyan said.

#3

My Wife Found A Small Fortune In The Basement Today. We Donated Them To Our Local Hospital

My wife found a small fortune in the basement today. We donated them to our local hospital.

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Alejandro Villegas
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5 months ago

Best birthday gift nowadays.

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Dr. Bhuyan also added it can be a good idea to have a look at the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Center for Biocide Chemistries' (CBC) list of cleaning supplies to fight the coronavirus, in addition to the CDC's home cleaning guide.

Some essentials to include in your coronavirus cleaning list are Clorox bleach; Lysol sprays and toilet bowl cleaners, and Purell disinfectant wipes.

#4

Quarantine Cleaning The Garage And I Hit The Jackpot

Quarantine cleaning the garage and I hit the jackpot!

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Boop
Community Member
5 months ago

I have all these.

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#5

Found While Cleaning, Seems Extra Relevant These Days

Found while cleaning, seems extra relevant these days

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Full Name
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5 months ago

Apparently all you need is a drone and social media account.

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#6

Found The Newspaper That Announced Elizabeth As Queen.

Found the newspaper that announced Elizabeth as Queen

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Sivi
Community Member
5 months ago

Well now you know when it was last deep cleaned lol

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

We came across a stack of love letters from my grandfather from WWII while stationed overseas.

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#8

Cleaning My Attic During Quarantine. Found All My Past Mobile Phones Starting With Beeper Oc

Cleaning my attic during quarantine. Found all my past mobile phones starting with beeper oc

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5 months ago

Those old Nokias would not only survive a pandemic, but nuclear war.

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#9

Was Cleaning Out A Closet And Found These Uno Cards That Are Water Resistant

Was cleaning out a closet and found these Uno cards that are water resistant

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Sara Marie
Community Member
5 months ago

Finally an Uno game I can play in the bath tub!!!

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
5 months ago

Why do you have 10k in cash and HOW ON EARTH do you lose that?

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
5 months ago

Donate!

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#12

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Daria B
Community Member
5 months ago

Robot vacuums are plotting something. ♡

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Sivi
Community Member
5 months ago

If 80s My little pony is consider vintage, then yes.

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#14

This Map From 1941 I Found Cleaning My Grandpas Room

This Map from 1941 I found cleaning my grandpas room.

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Hans
Community Member
5 months ago

Slightly larger Germany...slightly less independent africa...

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#15

This Map I Found While Cleaning Up

This map I found while cleaning up!

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Francis
Community Member
5 months ago

nice!

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#16

Moved Back In With My Parents And Am Helping My Dad Clean The Shed. Forgot These Were In There. That’s The Quarantine Entertainment Sorted

Moved back in with my parents and am helping my Dad clean the shed. Forgot these were in there. That’s the quarantine entertainment sorted, smegheads!

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ProductofNZ
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh yes! many good memories.

Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

Dammit... now I want mango juice.

jamie1707
Community Member
5 months ago

My god, so many good memories associated with Red Dwarf! I know what I'll be watching later today!

Ross Hamilton
Community Member
5 months ago

"Mr Rimmer, sir, you're a smeee ... a smeeEeEeEeee ... you're a Smeeee ....heeeee!!"

Rue Singh
Community Member
5 months ago

it's cold outside . . . (finish the lyric!)

Roald Andresen
Community Member
5 months ago

...there's no kind of atmosphere... (someone else finish the lyrics!)

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Rider
Community Member
5 months ago

Smeg!

Janet Bird
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Fabulous!

Roald Andresen
Community Member
3 months ago

Red Dwarf Season 12 has just been released on DVD

Kiss Army
Community Member
4 months ago

Awesome!

Tricia Flynn
Community Member
5 months ago

Can I join u

cathy crompton
Community Member
5 months ago

Smegheads? I love it. I used to have a bumper sticker that said: Phi Beta Smegma.

Mumof1
Community Member
5 months ago

Happy days indeed

Jeff Miller
Community Member
5 months ago

New Dwarf film coming in next few months!!!

Sue Knerl
Community Member
5 months ago

Whoa! Pure gold.

Fiona Toms-Yarnton
Community Member
5 months ago

Binge watching session, proceed!

Bobby Mcgee Crowder
Community Member
5 months ago

❤❤❤

Lana Jig-maker
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh snaps. Good find.

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
5 months ago

Classics.

Jonathan Reiter
Community Member
5 months ago

Are those PAL format?

Deborah Orr
Community Member
5 months ago

I am soooooo jealous!!!!!!!!!!

Sinkvenice
Community Member
5 months ago

Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.

John Carr
Community Member
5 months ago

You jammy goit!

Chris
Community Member
5 months ago

Ah, all the good series'... And 7 and 8.

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes!!!!! Wonderful great find.

Lisa Hutchinson Harris
Community Member
5 months ago

You are definitely not a SMEG HEAD! Nice find!

Cathie Fahrney
Community Member
5 months ago

Score! That's the best find!

Angela Vezdos
Community Member
5 months ago

JEALOUS! I've been wanting my kid to watch these, he would love them.

Amy Jordan
Community Member
5 months ago

Souper!

Jim Ellington
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5 months ago

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Shit series on a shitty video format.

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#17

Quarantine Cleaning - Found My Very First Bra (It’s The Napkin On The Bottom)

Quarantine Cleaning - found my very first bra (it’s the napkin on the bottom)

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Juniper
Community Member
5 months ago

I wish I could still wear just "napkin" bras :(

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#18

Look What I Found While Doing Some Spring Cleaning. Original Star Wars Figures From 1980

Look what I found while doing some spring cleaning. Original Star Wars figures from 1980.

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
5 months ago

Han shot first?

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#19

My Dad Found These Tickets While Quarantine Cleaning

My dad found these tickets while quarantine cleaning

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Full Name
Community Member
5 months ago

Most are just funny, but this one is a true gem. Wow.

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#20

Found This While Cleaning. Hi, Dad. Miss You

Found this while cleaning. Hi, Dad. Miss you

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Sandra Simpson
Community Member
5 months ago

Awww. He's probably looking down on you from heaven and smiling

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Esca Sav
Community Member
5 months ago

"BECAUSE YOU WILL ONLY HAVE A FEW MORE!" LOL IM CRYING

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#22

While Cleaning Out My Attic I Found Out That Bruce Willis Also Had An Early Music Career

While cleaning out my attic I found out that Bruce Willis also had an early music career

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

It died. Hard.

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#23

This Old Box Of Straight Razors I Found Cleaning Out The Basement

This old box of straight razors I found cleaning out the basement

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JessG
Community Member
5 months ago

"These are my friends, see how they glisten..."

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#24

Found While Clearing Yard. Weighs About 6 Lbs. Area Has Ww2 History

Found while clearing yard. Weighs about 6 lbs. It looks like a MK 1 shrapnel round. WWI projectile made by the French, and used by allies.

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
5 months ago

Ouf! Careful with that!

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Pearl_TheRapperLOL
Community Member
5 months ago

We rented a Netflix DVD in like 2010 for the Wii. About 2 days ago I found it! It still works.

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Katherine Boag
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5 months ago

Lol

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#27

Since We're All Stuck In The House, My Family Finally Had A Chance To Do Some Spring Cleaning. Cleaned So Deep That We Unearthed Some Cans Of Food Leftover From The Y2k Scare. Behold, 20 Year-Old Dehydrated Broccoli

Since we're all stuck in the house, my family finally had a chance to do some spring cleaning. Cleaned so deep that we unearthed some cans of food leftover from the Y2K scare. Behold, 20 year-old dehydrated broccoli.

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bored autumn
Community Member
5 months ago

Does it have a nice hiss when you open it?

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Ninja Kitty
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Next Mission: Find the chargers! Or Buy Chargers!

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#29

Found A Stash Behind A Wall

I'm in the middle of renovating my partially finished basement. I found a stash of og Fluke multimeters behind a wall. All of them work save 5 and most are brand new. Originally these would’ve been worth between $5-6k.

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
5 months ago

I guess they were stolen and hidden to collect later.

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#30

Today's #quaranclean Find.

Today's #quaranclean find

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DE Ray
Community Member
5 months ago

Jewelry made from human teeth was a thing in the Victorian Era (and before, to a lesser extent). I've seen a fair number of cufflinks made from molars.

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