The last time we wrote about the Facebook group 'Things designed by people who don't have to clean them', it had 40,000 members. But since then, this online community has more than doubled and is approaching the 100,000 mark, so it's about time we release an update on them.
"The design and maintenance of our spaces are deeply political," the group writes in its 'About' section. "The entire point of 'Things designed by people who don't have to clean them' is that those who design and those who maintain are not the same. Because we spend most of our time in designed spaces this disconnect has a huge impact, especially on those who traditionally don't have power in society."
So they're here, shaking things up, trying to remind everyone about the hidden tax, attached to Swarovski-encrusted toilets and rock-covered sinks, and that is the amount of headache and time people will spend cleaning them.
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#1 Bride Decided This Was The Best Way To Display Her Dress After The Wedding
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#2 This Was A Sink In A Public Bathroom That I Used Yesterday
(it does have a drain, it’s just hard to see under the bubbles) it’s flat, theres ridges in it that go about an inch deep into the sink to resemble rock or something. It’s obviously covered in grime and soap residue. Might have been cool in someone’s house, but not in a public bathroom like this
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#3 This Is My Ceiling Light. It’s New, And I Loved It Til I Joined This Group And Realized I Have No Idea How To Clean It
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#4 I Want This. But I Don't Want The Drama Associated With Cleaning It
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#5 This Belongs Here
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#6 I Found A Hair On Your T-Shirt. Who Is She?
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#8 Now Imagine That It Rains
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#9 I Present To You My Desk Chair
I hate it. It was here when I got here. The bumps are hard plastic and extremely uncomfortable also the back has no give whatsoever. I work in the office part of a warehouse and everything gets super dirty here. Not looking forward to cleaning it which I can imagine will be done with a toothbrush.
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#10 Yeah, It's An Art Installation. Very Ugly Art
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#11 Rock Bottom
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#12 Just.... Why?! Even If The Bowl Is Smooth, The Outside Is Just...
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#13 This Entire Room
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#14 “Giant Corn Stool” - There’s A Joke In There Somewhere
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#15 My Goodness
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#16 Omfg, This Is Giving Me The Shivers
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#17 I Thought This Would Fit Here
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#18 Found In The Wild. My Mom, Who Has No Knowledge Of Facebook Or This Group, Her First Words Were "Try Cleaning That."
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#19 I Work At A Thrift Store And This Brownie(?) Tin Came Through. We Still Put It Out
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#20 This Mirror I Saw At A Bar In Charleston
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#21 Saw This Sink In A Bathroom Showroom And Thought Of You My Friends. It Has Actual Fish In It
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#22 Peak Impracticality
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#23 This Was Never A Good Idea!
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#24 This Is At A Wedding Venue. If You Look Closely You Can See The Bubbles From The Soap In The Standing Water
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#25 I Finally Have A Contribution!! Reminds Me Of The Fuzzy Skeleton Someone Shared The Other Day…maybe This One Could Be Thrown In The Washer?
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#26 Indoor Beach. Oof.
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#27 Thankfully This Knitted Room Divider Is Already Grey To Hide The Dust It Collects Since The Knitted Parts Can't Be Removed. I Guess If You Really Liked It You Could Cut Them Off Then Stitch The Knitted Portion Back
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#28 20 Stories Of Metal Loovers
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#31 Things Designed By People Who Don't Have To Clean Them And Bought By The People Who Don't Care About Cleaning Them
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#32 The Pieces That Are Overlapped Would Be A Nuisance To Polish! And As Someone Easily Distracted I Wouldn't Know What Piece Of Mirror To Look In When Using It But That's Just Me
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#33 This Chest...the Cuts Are Like 5cm Deep In Some Spots...
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#35 Looks Like Spider City To Me
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#36 Just... Why
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#37 Seletti: Monkey Chandelier By Marcantonio.
I wish I had it but DAMN.
(also, it cost too much for me.)
(BUT ANYWAY DAMN!!!)
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#38 They Look Cute But... I'm Not Sure How You Would Clean Them?
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#40 Saw This At A Hallmark. The Bottom Is Textured And It’s Terrible
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#41 Beautiful, But It Would Look Like Absolute Crap In No Time
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#42 Finally Found Something To Share: This Kettle. It Is Without Any Openings Besides The Spout, And Was Found At A Cabin We Were Renting For The Week.
How the heck can one throughly clean out the inside?? Maybe if only water was ever used in it it'd be alright, but this is at a rental where previous people put who knows what in there!
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#43 I Found One In The Wild!! About Eight Feet Long, Hanging From A Door Frame. Various Beautiful Sea Shells Tied To A Central Cord. The Angles, Textures, And How Tight They're Strung Together Would Never Allow A Duster Through Properly. The Central Cord Is Hemp So Can't Get It Wet! And The Small Crevasses Are Impossible To Reach, Especially In The Spiral And Hollow Shells. Beautiful Idea, But The Dust Magnet This Is Makes Me Want To Burn It With Fire
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#44 Just Stay In The 70s. Thanks
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#45 Imagine All The Delicious Flavors It Gets From All The Visitors
From the bottom of the cone (attached to the whisk) there’s actual chocolate coming down this!! Y’all are the first people I thought of when I saw this!
(Lindt Chocolate Factory and Museum in Zürich, Switzerland, we just visited today)
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#46 Feast Your Eyes On This Monstrosity
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#47 The Earrrrrrrrsssss
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#48 I Love This Light Fixture But I Don't Love Cleaning It
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#49 This Made Me Uncomfortable
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#50 Just Stop
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#51 Found In The Wild. Not Meant For Anyone With Kids, Dogs Or Has People Come Over
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#53 Just Why
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#55 These Covers
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#56 Mini Wall Of Never Ending Snot Anyone?
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#57 Found This One In Another Group
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#59 It's Cute Tho
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#60 I'd Like To Personally Say F**k You To Whoever Invented This Damn Kitchen Gadget. You Don't Know How Many Nights It Would Be My Turn To Do The Dishes And This F**ker Always, Always, Ended Up Being Used. I Hate It So Much
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#61 So I'm At Disney World And I Saw This Hat- A White, Furry Yeti Hat... On The Day We Practically Got Rained Out Of Animal Kingdom
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#62 Just Saw This Nightmare Go By For Sale; There Are No Drawer Pulls And I Can’t Even Begin To Imagine How You’d Keep Fingerprints Off This For More Than 30 Seconds!?!
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#63 These Table Cloths
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#64 This Shot Cup In A Vegas Gift Shop With This Non Removable Lady Sitting On I
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#65 Just Saw This "Sensory Carpet" That's Supposed To Help Develop The Foot Muscles Of The Baby. I Like The Idea But How The Hell Would You Clean That???
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#67 Saw This Pot In A Museum From 1500bc. Imagine All The Wine Gunk At The Sides And Bottom
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#68 Willy Wonka Keychain Designed For Eating Pixi Stix I Think. My Older Cousin Gave This To Me When I Was A Kid. Yes You Can Still See Tiny Specks Of Some Kind Of Candy Residue Inside
I never ate from it as far as I can remember, but for some reason I carried it around with me as a lucky charm and I’m still convinced it contains some magic power of good luck.
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#69 These Ceiling Mics In The Choir Room At My School
You can’t reach them without a ladder and I don’t think they have ever been cleaned.
(I’m not good at descriptions but I tried)
Description: A small black ceiling microphone with a large cobweb wrapped around it.
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#70 Apparently These Toilet Cushions Are A Thing Now.... Why?
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#71 Some Ad That Just Showed Up On My Feed
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#72 I… Have A Hard Time With A Lot Of What’s Going On Here
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#73 The Bidet Attachment On My Toilet. I Need A Rag, A Toothbrush, And A Q-Tip To Get All The Nooks And Crannies Clean
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#74 Immediately Thought Of This Group When I Saw This On Twitter
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#75 This Freaking Quesadilla Maker
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#76 So This Is A New Installation In My City Where You, I Guess, Pretend To Have Like, A Tea On The Porch. Unfortunately I Don't Think They Accounted For Stray Cats. We Set Our Things Down Before Discovering A Lone Turd
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#77 My Toes And Shins Hurt Just Looking At This. Hope You Like Cobwebs
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#78 This Would Be Hella Dusty All The Time, And Also I Would ?stab Myself In The Kneecap On That Lower Branch While Trying To Get Something From The Upper Ones. And Yet...
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#80 Saw In A Buy Sell Group. I'd Power Wash This Chair All The Way To The Dump Lmao
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#81 Artificial Grass In The Bathroom. I Wonder How Long Before It Ends Up In Yup, That's A Piss Corner Mushroom
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