The Ultimate Top Spring Cleaning Tools Quiz
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About This Quiz
During the winter a lot of us have a tendency to put off things till spring. The thing is, spring eventually comes and we have to prepare for spring cleaning by making an inventory of the cleaning tools we will need. Take this quiz to see what you'll need.
What tends to happen in the winter?
Homes are usually kept closed and become a bit stuffy.
Homes tend to be kept closed and become a little stuffy, while all kinds of things wait for better weather.
The crisp cold air motivates us to get things done.
There is a of alertness and desire to get ready for spring.
What are the signs of spring approaching?
more sunlight hours and buds on the trees
The sun rises earlier, sets later, and the buds begin to sprout on the trees.
What is it about winter that causes us to postpone tasks and stay at home?
Humans tend to identify with hibernating animals waiting for spring.
Winter is a time for surviving before attacking our spring tasks.
There seems to be a general feeling that you just have to get through the cold of the winter while waiting for the warmth and freshness of spring.
So much energy is expended in winter just to keep warm and dry that taking on extra tasks is impossible.
To clean furniture, what type of spray polish is better for regular use?
Any spray that leaves a substantial waxy coating is good.
Use the spray with the strongest cleaning power.
Spray polishes can damage wood and are not recommended.
Actually, spray polishes can lead to a waxy buildup or even damage the wood.
How effective are liquid and semi-solid furniture polishes for routine dusting?
They are for polishing not dusting.
They are good for polishing but not for routine dusting.
Liquid polishes are better for dusting.
What is a good tool for dusting?
A feather duster is good for dusting.
anything creating electrostatic charges
What type is recommended?
Ostrich feather dusters are considered the best feather dusters.
Why is this particular feather recommended?
It has a broad surface and is finely woven so it traps dust until it is shaken out.
Its electrostatic charge loosens the dust.
It is inexpensive and easily cleaned.
What other material is used for dusters?
Lambswool also makes a good duster.
What is the advantage of this particular material?
It does not create an electrostatic charge.
It traps dust but does not generate an electrostatic charge.
It moves the dust rather than trapping it.
What does a good duster cost?
A good lambswool or ostrich feather duster costs about $10.
What is one of the main problems related to spring cleaning?
The use of strong chemical cleaners can cause skin irritation.
What can you do about this problem?
coat your hands with petroleum jelly
disposable plastic gloves
You should wear rubber gloves to protect your hands.
Is there an environmentally friendly solution?
There are green cleaners that are less harmful to your skin and the environment.
Only the heavy duty cleaners work well, just dispose of the container properly
Use household products like vinegar, baking soda and salt.
What other problem is there with spring cleaning?
Concentrations of fumes from cleaning chemicals can harm the ozone layer.
You can ruin your clothing.
There is a risk of germ infection.
There is a possibility of germ infection.
Is a mop always a good way to wash the floor?
if the mop head is porous
if the mop head is free of residual grime
The problem is that accumulated grime on the mop head will just move dirt around, not clean.
if there is no electrostatic charge
How are floors in hospitals washed?
using special wringers for mop heads
with special anti-septic detergents
Reusable microfiber cloth pads are used and changed when soiled.
What does changing mop pads accomplish other than cleaning?
Avoids cross-contamination caused by wringing dirty water into the cleaning bucket and then using that water to clean another area.
How would you clean windows if you had no glass cleaning spray?
liquid soap and paper towels
vinegar and water followed by a squeegee
Wipe the glass with a solution made of equal parts of vinegar and warm water and then use a squeegee to wipe the window or mirror clean.
baking soda and lemon juice and a soft cotton cloth
What is the environmentally friendly way of combating bacteria on your cleaning sponges?
Instead of throwing them away, microwave them on high for a minute or wash them in chlorine bleach.
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