Phrases for talking about a dirty house

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If someone's house or apartment is messy, here are some phrases that you can use to describe it:

  • There are clothes strewn all over the floor.
  • There's food splattered all over the microwave.
  • There are crumbs all over the counter.

(As you can see, we use the phrase "all over ___" to talk about things that are discorganized and messy.

  • There's moldy food in the refrigerator.
  • There's a film of grease around the stove.
  • There are dirty dishes sitting in the sink.
  • A thick layer of dust has built up on all the shelves.
  • There are cobwebs in the corners.
  • The drains are clogged with hair.
  • There are smudges on the windows and mirrors.
  • There are old newspapers piled up in the corner.

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