The Ultimate Cleaning Outdoors for Fall Quiz
by Staff
Though we often think of spring as the time to thoroughly clean our homes, fall is the time to put away that summer gear and start looking for the umbrellas and snow shovels you will soon need. The more you do in the fall to clean and arrange your space, the more pleasant it will be during those cold winter days and nights. To discover five great tips for cleaning for fall, take our quiz.

What's a good reason to do fall cleaning in preparation for winter?

  • It's more pleasant to clean when the weather is nice.
  • It's more pleasant to clean when the days are longer.
  • both of the above

Falls from _____ are among the leading causes of work-related injury and death.

  • ladders
  • roofs
  • terraces

Clogged _____ gutters can cause problems with water on your roof, walls and foundations.

  • roof
  • wall
  • window

What equipment will you need for a day of roof gutter cleaning?

  • an axe
  • a big shovel
  • a narrow trowel

In which part of the gutter should you start your cleaning job?

  • near the drain outlets
  • near the drain pipes
  • near the drain faucets

When is the best time to clean your roof gutters?

  • after a heavy rain
  • after a light rain
  • after a snowstorm

Use the _____ with pressure attachment to remove remaining silt from your gutters and to check if your downspout is clear.

  • hose
  • wire
  • cable

What's the best way to reroute water from the roof gutter's downspout away from your foundation?

  • Dig a trench.
  • Dig a hole.
  • Buy a sloped splash box.

What's the main reason to give your kitchen a good scrubbing once in a while?

  • It keeps the germs under control.
  • It keeps the grease buildup under control.
  • both of the above

What type of cleaner should you use to clean your refrigerator?

  • acid
  • all purpose
  • antibacterial

Which refrigerator cleaning job can help you save energy dollars?

  • cleaning the vegetable bin
  • cleaning the egg holder
  • cleaning the condenser coils

Which common baking ingredient can be used to clean and deodorize your dishwasher?

  • corn flour
  • baking soda
  • sugar

What items should you keep in your car during the winter months?

  • an ice scraper
  • a beach blanket
  • a portable ice chest

Carrying extra weight in your car wastes:

  • money
  • gasoline
  • both of the above

What should you store in your glove compartment?

  • your car registration
  • snacks
  • chewing gum

What should you store in your garage?

  • your car
  • every piece of junk you've ever collected
  • old newspapers and bottles

What's the first step when organizing your garage or any space that is full of clutter?

  • Take everything outside.
  • Throw everything out.
  • Give everything to charity.

What's the second step when organizing your garage or any space that is full of clutter?

  • Decide what you want to throw away.
  • Decide what you want to keep.
  • both of the above

At what temperature should you wash bedding in order to kill dust mites and bacteria?

  • 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26.6 Celsius)
  • 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 Celsius)
  • 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 Celsius)

Which common household product is great for cleaning mold and mildew?

  • bleach
  • lemon juice
  • vinegar