This is the post where I admit my home is not picture perfect…oh, about 99% of the time. I am embarrassed to admit sometimes we are house lazy! I think a lot of people get that way with cleaning and small fix up projects. There is one thing we did not do when we moved in that has been nagging at me ever since.
We have hardwood floors running throughout our main level including the kitchen. The builder used white plastic runners to put the fridge on to avoid scratching the floor. We moved in and never removed the white runners. We were nervous about moving the fridge out and possibly damaging the floor. So, this white plastic has poked out from under our fridge for over to years now. Seriously, house lazy!
Not too long ago, I remembered there were more of the white runners in the cabinet above the fridge. I figured if we laid two more down to roll the fridge out onto, then we could remove the ones under the fridge and roll it back in place with minimal chance of damaging the floor. Finally, this past Saturday I stopped being house lazy and got rid of the runners.
I put down two more runners and rolled the fridge onto them. Once they were far enough out I pulled up the runners that used to be under the fridge. You have probably figured out by now that if we never pulled these out, we also probably never cleaned the dust of the back of the fridge for two years. Yuck.
We carefully rolled the fridge back in place and saw the aftermath of those runners. Our silly fear of damaging the floor by rolling out the fridge probably caused more damage.
I used Murphy’s Oil soap to clean up the floor and revealed tiny marks where dirt and dust had gotten under the runners and damaged the floor…ugh! Luckily, the marks aren’t noticeable when you look at the floor while standing.
Overall, the entire look is way better. The beautiful wood floors running straight under the fridge. No white plastic dust and dirt trappers poking out. Ridiculous it took us over 2 years to do this 15 minute task.
What is the craziest thing you have let go undone for too long in your home? Please share your house lazy story with me.