I got this from Mike's blog and copied. This is a pattern with me today. Even though I've lowered my standards, I'm not as bad as I thought. This study and those people on Hoarders, the TV show Tugboat told us about on his blog, make me feel clean. I never have been a neat freak and never will be. I live in my house but like to think I'm helping my immune system by not living in a sterile environment! (I told you I can rationalize anything!)
A new study by New York University found that:
THREE in FIVE people don't change their sheets every week. And ONE in TEN changes their sheets less than once a month.
ONE in TEN people let the dishes pile up in their sink for two to three days before washing them, while 4% of people wait a week before washing the dishes.
Only 7% of people always wash their produce, while 57% of people never do.
More than ONE in FIVE people only clean out their refrigerator once a year.
12% of people say they only clean their bathtub once every few months, while 2% of people say they never clean it.
And 4% of people only clean their toilet every few months, while 1% say they never clean it.
Meanwhile, 15% of people say they never throw away their pillow, which doesn't sound like such a big deal, but it is. Why?
Because after five years, 10% of your pillow's weight is made up of dust mites and dust mite droppings.
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