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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#10

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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!

Foock Auff
Community Member
5 months ago

Or leave a few out on the porch for delivery drivers/neighbors!!

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George-Florin Constantin
Community Member
5 months ago

That is worth more than an OPEC oil field right now!

Janine B.
Community Member
5 months ago

Share it with your neighborhood. :)

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
5 months ago

All her life my gran stockpiled sugar! She never had any less than 6 bags in the house. Was a running joke with us lol! Consequence of being alive during WWII. She doesn't do it now, it's just her in the house and she doesn't take sugar in anything. She bought all those bags of sugar purely for my papa. Now I wish she was still stockpiling it - if it meant my papa was still here ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
5 months ago

If its not 60% alcohol min, then its only good for home anyway...

Deborah Orr
Community Member
5 months ago

A woman of foresight.....

Debbie Archimedes
Community Member
5 months ago

Most are probably expired.

Aliera EKieron
Community Member
5 months ago

Chemist here, depending on the components may not expire. The binder breaks down but not the alcohol, and water evaporation would be minimal

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European other
Community Member
5 months ago

You are lucky then !

BORED AT HOME
Community Member
5 months ago

I'd pay ten thousand dollars for that!

Matias Ovando
Community Member
5 months ago

wat im out of hand sanitizer

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
5 months ago

She must have second sight and could see the future.

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
5 months ago

flexing much? :D

AutumntheLeaf/RainWing
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh lawd they comin

Teresa Groth
Community Member
5 months ago

I agree with Monika S.!

Kelly Hartle
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow! I only found 2 bottles and felt like I had won the lottery!

Judy Stroud
Community Member
5 months ago

She had a premonition...

Susan Mercurio
Community Member
5 months ago

Comes in useful now!

Kevin Fox
Community Member
5 months ago

Thanks Mom! (Once again, mom was always right!)

Edward Drew
Community Member
5 months ago

Bless your Mother!

Carolann Bennett
Community Member
5 months ago

Way to go, Mom. She's planning on cornering the market.

Brayden Marcell Johnson
Community Member
5 months ago

:O

Virginia Anziani
Community Member
5 months ago

You're rich! (Now, donate some to a hospital near you. )

Karen Gavaletz
Community Member
5 months ago

This is fabulous! I have a collection of the Gold Bond Hand Sanitizer as it is no longer in production. I doubt I will ever be able to find it again. That makes me sad.

Leif Quickleaf
Community Member
5 months ago

unfortunate that it doesn't help with corona

Yvonne
Community Member
5 months ago

You're all set

Ann Aldridge
Community Member
5 months ago

You are rich I tell ya! Rich!

Jo Choto
Community Member
5 months ago

Momma knows best.

Remi Shehab
Community Member
5 months ago

You have to donate some of that

JENAVIVE RIVERA
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5 months ago

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germaphobe?

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
5 months ago

Or just prescient?

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Daria B
Community Member
5 months ago

Robot vacuums are plotting something. ♡

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#13

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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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