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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6 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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6 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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6 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
6 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
Community Member
6 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
6 months ago

Well now you know when it was last deep cleaned lol

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Colin L
Community Member
6 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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Full Name
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6 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
6 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
6 months ago

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

Katherine Boag
Community Member
6 months ago

By putting it somewhere REEEEAAALLLLLY safe

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
6 months ago

10.000 Rand = 500 € = 545 US$

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

May only be worth a fraction of £10K (GBP) but it's still a big wad of cash and a small fortune!

Jo Choto
Community Member
6 months ago

Not sure any of that makes sense.

Lilian
Community Member
6 months ago

Got excited because I see a post from South Africa.

Jim Ellington
Community Member
6 months ago

"Look at God."

Bored Silly
Community Member
6 months ago

Very happy for the family.

Katinka Min
Community Member
6 months ago

What is a Good Friday quarantine fire prayer???

Patrick McKemie
Community Member
6 months ago

I don't think that's how God works. You simply aren't important enough to hid money from and then let you "discover" it at a later date. It also sounds like a jerk move to me. Isn't that something psychopaths do? So God killed people all over the world just to get you inside so you could find some money?!?

Charlotte
Community Member
6 months ago

This, but all in caps!

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Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
6 months ago

Yeah- "I'll take things that never happened for $10K, Alex"

Josh Coker
Community Member
6 months ago

god? which one?

Sandy Too
Community Member
6 months ago

I wonder if the previous homeowners are still looking for that stash!!

Eli
Community Member
6 months ago

Those are the new notes, so can't be older than 10 years. Probably still the same owners

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Spikey Bunny
Community Member
6 months ago

Wherever it's from, good thing they found it! People need all the extra money they can find right now.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
6 months ago

Sure wish I had this guy’s problem...

Susan Westmoreland
Community Member
6 months ago

My heart would have stopped!

Jacob Clark
Community Member
6 months ago

wow

Juniper
Community Member
6 months ago

Look at the person who found it, unless some god literally threw it at your face I dont know why youre giving them credit :D

Charlotte
Community Member
6 months ago

Exactly. Did you blame the same god when you lost it in the first place? Or did it go missing on their day off? And thank the Lord all these millions of people are suffering so you can experience your lockdown miracle. If there is a god controlling any of this shirt, could they perhaps try killing the virus, or maybe magicking up a few ventilators, instead of fucking about with lost property?

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Parker Calyx Everett
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

••• Wow 😳 d

Steve Cruz
Community Member
6 months ago

"God" is money to a fukload of "believers."

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
6 months ago

I hid $500 from my husband. Thought I put it in a book (I had about 600 at the time). 15 years and 1 husband later & I still haven't found it.

Dave Emilio
Community Member
6 months ago

Barf

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
6 months ago

if you lost 10k in your house, means you have to clean more often.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
6 months ago

WOW!!!!

Ginny Swart
Community Member
6 months ago

That made his day!! Hope he gave the finder a reward..

misery
Community Member
6 months ago

uhm... probobaly did not needed that ;) rich enough

Earle Levine
Community Member
6 months ago

Worth about $534 US but still...nice!

Sally Thomas
Community Member
6 months ago

Someone did not trust their banks. Look at the notes...not American. Can't blame them for hiding the money. Can't figure out how they "lost" it though.

Martha Higgins
Community Member
6 months ago

10k of what currency? And what is that worth in US dollars?

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
6 months ago

At first glance I thought it was Monopoly money.

Pamela E Brueckner
Community Member
6 months ago

Wow I could deep clean for 100 years ...and find a quarter

Andrew Farrington
Community Member
6 months ago

good find Mrs Guzman...;)

Brayden Marcell Johnson
Community Member
6 months ago

lol rip idk

Matias Ovando
Community Member
6 months ago

how the hell do u lose 10k

Matias Ovando
Community Member
6 months ago

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Paul Pregnolato
Community Member
6 months ago

I call bullshit on this

Charley Coetzee
Community Member
6 months ago

this happened to me, but it was R3000.... R10 000... thats, well just wow

David Jeu
Community Member
6 months ago

Yep god loves cash.

Rider
Community Member
6 months ago

I'll take "Things that didn't happen that I'll say happened in an effort to proselytize" for $500, Alex

Branden Hart
Community Member
6 months ago

God id great .. Alzheimers sucks.

pebs
Community Member
6 months ago

How can someone lose 10k ??

Jen
Community Member
6 months ago

Drug money..?

R L
Community Member
6 months ago

Put it into your pension fund fixed deposit...you're going to need it.

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
6 months ago

Donate!

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#12

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Daria B
Community Member
6 months ago

Robot vacuums are plotting something. ♡

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#13

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Sivi
Community Member
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago

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

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Esca Sav
Community Member
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago

Ouf! Careful with that!

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Pearl_TheRapperLOL
Community Member
6 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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6 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
6 months ago

Does it have a nice hiss when you open it?

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Ninja Kitty
Community Member
6 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
6 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
6 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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