The Ultimate Cleaning Furniture with Household Items Quiz
by Staff
Show your favorite furniture pieces some tender loving care by using these five household cleaning items. You may be surprised by what mayonnaise can do. Take this quiz to find out.

What makes a great salad dressing and a great furniture polish?

  • olive oil
  • vinegar
  • lemon juice

When polishing unpainted wood furniture, how much olive oil should you use?

  • small amount
  • medium amount
  • large amount

To polish unpainted wood furniture, how should you apply the olive oil?

  • use a soft cloth
  • rub into the wood
  • both answers

If you don't have olive oil, what other household product may you use to polish wood furniture?

  • shoe polish
  • face cream
  • hair conditioner

Before applying to wood, what should you do with the shoe polish?

  • Melt the polish.
  • Soften the polish.
  • Freeze the polish.

To polish wood surfaces, how should you apply shoe polish?

  • with a soft cloth
  • with a brush
  • with your fingertips

What color shoe polish should you use to polish wood?

  • clear
  • red
  • white

Other than polishing the wood, how else may shoe polish improve the appearance of your wood furniture pieces?

  • makes scratches vanish
  • makes small nicks vanish
  • both answers

What may happen if you forget to use a coaster under a water glass?

  • ring
  • scratch
  • dull spot

What delicious condiment may remove water marks from wood?

  • ketchup
  • mayonnaise
  • mustard

How do you apply mayonnaise to water marks?

  • soft cloth
  • whisk
  • spatula

How long should you leave mayonnaise on water marks?

  • 10 minutes
  • one hour
  • overnight

What may prevent water marks on wooden surfaces?

  • coaster
  • napkin
  • nothing will help

What is great both for feet and polishing furniture?

  • old cotton socks
  • old cotton towels
  • both answers

Why is a sock better for polishing wood than an old towel?

  • slips over your hand
  • better for crevices
  • both answers

What may be effective to wear both while washing dishes and for collecting pet hair from upholstered items and other soft furnishings?

  • rubber gloves
  • scrubber
  • brush

What should use do if rubber gloves irritate your skin?

  • moisturizer
  • cotton liners
  • neither answer

How do rubber gloves collect pet hair from soft furnishings?

  • Hair sticks to damp gloves.
  • Rubber is a hair magnet.
  • neither answer

Why are rubber gloves used for household chores?

  • protect hands
  • keep hands clean
  • both answers

Using household items to clean your furniture may save you:

  • money
  • calories
  • neither answer