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Posted on Jun 20, 2017

Only A Self-Proclaimed Clean Freak Can Ace This Quiz

Think you have what it takes? Prove it.

  1. The shower is filling up to your ankles because hair is stopping up the drain. How do you clear it?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Stick a hanger down there and pray that you don't find anything that will make you hurl.

    Drain cleaner doesn't get rid of hair and can damage your plumbing if you use it too much. Baking soda and vinegar have adverse reactions, so mixed together, they just cancel each other out. (However, if you sprinkle baking soda and then pour vinegar down the drain, the reaction can help dislodge a clog.) Your best bet is to use a straightened-out hanger with a hook at the end to fish out the hair. You can also use a plastic hair snare, a plunger, or boiling hot water.

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  2. Shiiiiiit. You just dripped nacho cheese on the fabric couch. How do you clean it?!

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Soak up the grease with baking soda.

    Though it's tempting to lick it up, it's also gross. And machine washing ~might~ work, but it's not compatible with all fabrics. Instead, you should pick up as much of the cheese as possible without spreading it and then blot — not rub! — with a washcloth dipped in soapy water. Then soak up the rest with baking soda. Get the tutorial here.

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  3. Your grout is embarrassing you.
    How do you make it presentable?

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    Wrong! 

    Scrub it with hydrogen peroxide.

    While bleach will discolor tinted grout and a metal bristle will scratch the tile, hydrogen peroxide is a natural disinfectant that can prevent mold and mildew. So spritz or pour it onto the grout and scrub at it with a brush.

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  4. Every time you leave, you wake up the whole damn house because the door squeaks. How do you get it to STFU?!

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Take the hinge out and rub it with wire wool.

    Both olive oil and WD-40 attract dirt and can make the problem even worse. While replacing your hinges is an option, you might as well save your money. Wire wool will easily clean off the accumulated dirt, which is what causes the squeak. Here is a tutorial that will come in handy.

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  5. After 10 minutes of trying to pick up all the glass on the floor, you are still finding shiny shards of death. What do you use to deal with them?

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    Wrong! 

    Bread!

    Fingers are a bad idea, and a broom would still leave little pieces behind, and some shards could get lodged in its thistles. But bread will pick up any tiny shards and hold onto them. Follow up your bread treatment with a swipe of a wet paper towel. Get the tutorial here.

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  6. Your beloved fern (Alan) is turning a bit brown. How do you save his life?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Snip away the brown tips.

    Don't throw him out! Alan isn't dying, but he might be a bit overwatered. Check the soil to see if it's dry before giving him a sip. You only need to repot him when he is dwarfing the pot he is in. Just make sure you're careful about watering him and snip away a bit of the brown. Get more tips here.

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  7. Something dead is clearly rotting in your garbage disposal. How do you eliminate the stench?

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    Wrong! 

    Ice + Lemon + Salt

    The salt scours the blade, the ice sharpens it, and the lemon will help deodorize the drain (and make it smell lemony fresh!). Try this tutorial.

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