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Secret Places Your Kids Are Keeping Messes

Kid's messes aren't always as out in the open as this.

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It's easy to love your kids but hate their messes. You'll probably never forget the day a telltale smell led you to a cache of week-old Brussels sprouts wrapped in a funeral napkin and stuffed behind the toaster. Actually, that one pales in comparison to the discovery of your favorite knickknack, chipped and hidden under a couch cushion. When you're a parent, the world is full of these unexpected and sometimes nasty surprises. A few of them are endearing (but gross), like that wad of gum under your child's pillow, while others can be -- well, just maddening.

Let's take a look at five places your kids consider hideaways for their guilty misdeeds, curious experiments and untidy habits. Think of it as an Easter egg hunt -- but this egg is often cracked and rotten.

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