Oh, you dirty bastards. You FILTHY, GRUNGY people. That’s right, according to Alice.com, an “online marketplace for household essentials,” we, Pocatello, are the dirtiest city in the entire country. Congrats, everyone, we did it! How exactly did this Alice.com determine which cities are clean and which are dirty? Well, that’s the tricky part right there.
According the website, the rankings were determined by how much cities spend, on average, on household cleaning supplies. While the number one city, Knoxville, Tenn., spends an average of $66.95, Pocatello spends about $9.88. The next dirtiest cities spend at least $12 each.
So all this ranking really shows is that we spend the least on things like Tide®, Cascade® or Lysol®. So if anything, Pocatello cleans with commercial cleaners the least. Now, of course this could mean that we really are dirty (I don’t want to talk about when I cleaned my kitchen floor last), but it could also mean that we’re just more into alternative, homemade cleaning methods.
For example, mixing equal parts white vinegar and water makes a great all-purpose cleaner! Sprinkling baking soda on a damp sponge can clean that grime right off your tub or sink! But I don’t need to tell you Pocatellans about this, because you CLEARLY already make your own cleaning supplies, leading to our city’s ranking as the dirtiest in the country, right? Right?? Right.
What do you guys think? Are we really the dirtiest? Are we just the most frugal? Is Alice.com just on a vicious smear campaign against Pocatello? Let us know in the comments.