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Take a fun personality quiz; you just may be surprised at the results!

Are You a Cleaning Queen?

by Linda Cobb, the Queen of Clean

Find out if you're worthy of being crowned a domestic diva.

In order to see your face in chrome fixtures as well as the mirror, you:
1 of 9 questions

Option A

Use silver polish because these items look silvery

Option B

Rub with lots of cleanser

Option C

Spend an hour wiping them, making sure no spots are left

Option D

Give them the once-over with a dryer sheet

You should remove the zippered covers on your upholstered cushions:
2 of 9 questions

Option A

Before your mother-in-law, who still has the plastic on her furniture, comes to visit

Option B

To air out the foam

Option C

So you can put them in the washer

Option D

Never — they might shrink if you wash them. Then you’ll be looking at foam instead of just a few spots.

When your kitchen drain clogs up, you:
3 of 9 questions

Option A

Put on rubber gloves, a mask and safety glasses, and get out the most caustic cleaning substance you can find

Option B

Call a plumber — that’s why they have plumbers in the first place!

Option C

Call your friend, who knows all about household stuff, and ask her

Option D

Open the cabinet, grab the salt and baking soda, and pour a cup of each down the drain, then add a kettle of boiling water

You smoke in your car, so you:
4 of 9 questions

Option A

Cover up the smell with those pine-tree air fresheners

Option B

Have resigned yourself to driving a portable ashtray

Option C

Take a nicely scented candle out to the car, light it carefully, listen to the radio for an hour and then take the candle out of the car

Option D

Prevent the smell by putting baking soda in the ashtray and dryer sheets under the seats

You just painted your living room and you:
5 of 9 questions

Option A

Have to scrape paint off light switches and doorknobs. Who knew it could be so messy?

Option B

Have to take a nap. You didn’t make much of a mess because you used a really tiny brush and spent hours painting.

Option C

Have to remove all the tape. You wrapped every surface with layers of tape — it took only 17 rolls.

Option D

Have to do a quick and easy cleanup. You covered all the metal fixtures with petroleum jelly so any paint would just wipe right off.

You know that the easiest way to keep your copper pots shiny is to:
6 of 9 questions

Option A

Clean them regularly with special, expensive polish

Option B

Leave them alone. Shiny, who needs shiny? That greenish tinge looks nice...right?

Option C

Have a garage sale and sell them. You’ll just buy new ones.

Option D

Pull out those fast-food ketchup packets you’ve been saving and rub the ketchup on your pots

You got so caught up in a horror flick (you think it was called "Attack of the Dirty Ovens"), you forgot about the popcorn in the microwave. Now the microwave reeks of burned popcorn. You're not worried because:
7 of 9 questions

Option A

Microwaves don’t weigh that much. You’ll just move it to the back porch, where it can air out for a few days.

Option B

You don’t really mind that smell. Actually, it’s so familiar that it says “home” to you.

Option C

You’ll buy some toxic cleaners and clean it out every day for a week and then not use the microwave until the smell is gone

Option D

You’ll just microwave a bowl of vanilla extract until it comes to a boil, then leave the microwave closed for 24 hours. The smell will be gone.

Speaking of dirty ovens, you think yours is ready to attack. You:
8 of 9 questions

Option A

Had better go to the appliance store again. Time is money, and you’d rather spend the cash than the time it will take you to clean that monster.

Option B

Don’t mind it that way. “Down and dirty in the kitchen” is what you say.

Option C

Get out the mask, the oven cleaner and the scraper. You can get this done in a few hours.

Option D

Tame the beast with a simple paste of baking soda and ammonia.

You're prepared for the next time your husband "fixes" the car and makes an oily mess on the garage floor because you:
9 of 9 questions

Option A

Already made up a bed for him on the couch. He knows what’ll happen if he doesn’t clean up after himself.

Option B

Already listed that car in the want ads. No more car...no more mess.

Option C

Really do love that man and don’t mind a few hours in the garage with toxic floor cleaner. You’re sure he’ll buy you flowers when he sees what you’ve done.

Option D

Know that sprinkling some of your feline’s Kitty Litter™ on the spill will make it go away in no time. Better still, you’ve taught your husband to do it.