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September 16, 2004

Are you house proud?
What is your housekeeping IQ? Are you lazy or finicky about cleanliness? Is your house a model for an interiors magazine or does it resemble the inside of a dump? Take this quiz to find out!

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1. How often should you dust your home?
a) Every day
b) Once a week
c) Once a month

Wrong! Try again.
Wrong! You must dust your home every day. You can relegate cleaning the kitchen, bathrooms, shelves, vacuuming, changing bed linens to the weekly chore list.
Correct!
You must dust your home every day. You can relegate cleaning the kitchen, bathrooms, shelves, vacuuming, changing bed linens to the weekly chore list.

2. Which of these requires the least amount of time?
a) Sweeping and swabbing the kitchen and cleaning your gas stove
b) Sweeping and swabbing your drawing room and dusting all the furniture.
c) Watching the nighttime soaps and having dinner.

Wrong! Try again.
Wrong! You can sweep and swab the kitchen and clean your gas stove in about half an hour. In the same time, you can also wipe the mirrors or clean all sinks or your toilet.
Correct!
It is true. You can sweep and swab the kitchen and clean your gas stove in about half an hour. In the same time, you can also wipe the mirrors or clean all sinks or your toilet.

3. How often should you wash curtains, clear cobwebs, window surfaces, etc?
a) Once a week
b) Once a year
c) Once a month

Wrong! Try again.
Wrong! Cobwebs, curtains, window surfaces don't require constant attention. If you clean up once a month, you will stay on top of this part of your housework.
Correct!
Cobwebs, curtains, window surfaces don't require constant attention. If you clean up once a month, you will stay on top of this part of your housework.

4. Which of these tasks can you do when chatting on your cordless telephone?
a) Loading your washing machine, folding laundry, drying washed dishes
b) Cooking a full course meal
c) Washing your bathroom, cleaning the toilet and scrubbing the kitchen floor.

Wrong! Try again.
Wrong! Loading your washing machine, folding your laundry and drying washed dishes can be easily done as you chat on the phone. Use your time effectively -- that is key!
Correct!
Loading your washing machine, folding your laundry and drying washed dishes can be easily done as you chat on the phone. Use your time effectively -- that is key!

5. Here's another alternative for liquid detergent:
a) It can be used as a multipurpose cleaner.
b) Can be used for manicure and pedicure.
c) You can use it to clean brass and silverware.

Wrong! Try again.
Wrong! You can use liquid detergent as a multi-purpose cleaner for mirrors, swabbing floors, cleaning window surfaces, even your car. Rinse later with a dry cloth, so that dust particles won't stick to the wet slippery surface.
Correct!
You can use liquid detergent as a multi-purpose for mirrors, swabbing floors, cleaning window surfaces, even your car. Rinse later with a dry cloth, so that dust particles won't stick to the wet slippery surface.

6. What would be the best cleaning routine?
a) Take each room one by one.
b) Clean in sections: window, ceilings, bathrooms, curtains, etc.
c) Play it by ear. Do whatever you feel like doing.

Wrong! Try again.
Wrong! Always tackle one room at a time. It is definitely going to be difficult to keep having to walk back and forth between rooms!
Correct!
Always tackle one room at a time. It is definitely going to be difficult to keep having to walk back and forth between rooms!

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Number of User Comments: 6




Sub: message

Really,I am happy to read this message,I am thankful to rediff community for providing such quiz.


Posted by rehmun





Sub: comment

TO, THE concerned authority, Thank you for holding such a wonderful quize.I came to know about my position in the cleanliness of my house.The questions ...


Posted by SWATI AINAPURE





Sub: Most pathetic quiz ..

I have been reading rediff for last three years should say this was the most pathetic quiz ..I have ever seen.............


Posted by Anurag





Sub: hai

not at all up to the mark


Posted by n.srinivas





Sub: Are you house proud?

Hi, please check the points. Let me get good answer from you. with regards, Ramya


Posted by Ramya




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