Some are true horrors. Some mere inconveniences. All eight are pretty yucky!


1. Hairy Plug holes

hairy plughole


A hairy plughole is probably one of the vilest things to encounter in any home.


2. Grit and dirt in the gaps of the sofa

girl asleep on dirty sofa


You’ve had a hard day. You sit down and… crunch… there’s bit’s of crisps, toast and other food debris in the cracks of your sofa…. yuck!


3. Wee splashes on the toilet

toilet covered in wee


Come on boys… put the toilet seat up! As the saying goes: ‘If you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be sweet and wipe the seat!’


4. Scum in the stinky washing machine

woman looking in washing machine


The washing machines get pummelled from the piles of dirty laundry our family puts through them each week can make them stink. A stinky dirty washing machine is enough to knock you out!


5. Jam and toast crumbs in the butter…

jam and butter toast


Grrrrr. Wipe the knife before you double dip it in the butter!

6. … and butter in the jam!

pot of jam


Equally distressing.


7. Manky Toothbrush

Dirty toothbrush


Why would you put that in your mouth? According to research, flushing the toilet with the lid up causes dirty water vapour to erupt out of the flushing bog. It can take several hours for these particles to finally settle. So move your toothbrush away from the toilet and flush with the lid down.


8. The kitchen sponge

Kitchen sponge


There are nearly 10million bacteria per square inch on a kitchen sponge which makes it 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. Errghh!

Can you think of any more household horrors?