The Ultimate Cleaning Tips Quiz

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The Ultimate Cleaning Tips Quiz
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About This Quiz

Don’t let household chores overwhelm you. Try some simple cleaning tips to help you work smart, not hard. Take this quiz to see how good your cleaning knowledge is.
What kind of calendar may help you stay on top of your household chores?
holiday
cleaning
A cleaning calendar may help you from being overwhelmed by your household chores.
appointment

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How should you arrange your household chores?
by room
by frequency
both answers
To help you manage your chores, arrange the jobs by room or by frequency, and check off a list as you complete each task.

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What kind of chores may be appropriate for small children?
dusting
putting away toys
both answers
Let your small children help out by dusting and putting away their toys.

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How can you make house cleaning a family game?
Give prizes.
Give prizes for good work.
Make rules.
neither answer

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Why may working with cleaning products be inappropriate for children?
harmful ingredients
Cleaning products may have ingredients that require caution when using.
against child safety rules
neither answer

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How can you make hard jobs, like vacuuming behind the couch, easier?
Get a partner.
Big jobs may be easier with a partner to help you.
Hire a cleaning company.
Don't clean behind the couch.

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What should be cleaned first?
floor
ceiling fan
Clean the highest surfaces first.
coffee table

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What should be cleaned last?
floor
Save the floor for the last.
ceiling light fixture
coffee table

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Where does dust settle?
upwards
downwards
Dust drifts downwards, so dust items higher up first and save floors for the last chore.
neither answer

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For dad, what may be a good room to clean?
garage
Let dad clean the garage.
kitchen
bathroom

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When house cleaning, how can you save steps?
clean one room at a time
Clean one room at a time, and you may save some steps.
clean randomly
neither answer

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Who should clean children's rooms?
mom
dad
children
If the children are old enough, they may clean their own room.

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How can you create more space in your closets?
Dispose of unused items.
Go through your items and dispose of anything that you don't use.
Buy more clothes.
Put shoes in boxes.

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What should you do with items you don't want anymore?
Donate to charity.
Donate to charity any items that you no longer use.
Throw them away.
Store them in the garage.

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When is the best time to organize your closets?
at the end of a season
every new year
anytime is the best time
Anytime is the best time to organize your closets. You may find that doing so makes your life a bit easier to manage.

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