The Ultimate Green Home Cleaning Quiz
by Staff
Hate cleaning your home's bathrooms, floors, windows and curtains? Especially when you feel dizzy or nauseous from inhaling all those chemicals in the cleaning products? If so, make your house cleaning a more enjoyable experience by taking this quiz on how to clean green.

What are four green items you can use to clean your house?

  • sugar, salt, vinegar and baking soda
  • water, salt, sugar and vinegar
  • salt, lemon juice, vinegar and baking soda

What is a good green cleaning solution for your windows?

  • four tablespoons lemon juice mixed with one gallon of water
  • ammonia
  • a paste of salt and baking soda

What can you use to polish the windows after you have cleaned them?

  • an old shirt or diaper
  • paper towels
  • aluminum foil

What can you use to clean vinyl?

  • baking soda
  • vinegar
  • lemon juice

What do furniture polishes and the like contain that make them environmentally unfriendly?

  • bleach
  • solvents
  • ammonia

What is the recipe for homemade furniture polish?

  • equal parts of vinegar, canola oil and lemon juice
  • salt water
  • two parts olive oil with one part lemon juice

To get rid of stains on wood furniture caused by hot items, what can you use?

  • a home made furniture polish recipe
  • a thin paste of oil and salt
  • a thick paste of salt, vinegar and baking soda

How can you keep the smell of fresh paint at bay?

  • with vinegar
  • with salt
  • with baking soda

What green ingredients can you use to polish metal?

  • baking soda
  • lemon juice and salt
  • flour, salt and vinegar

What can you use to polish pewter?

  • home made metal polish
  • a lemon sprinkled with salt
  • a paste of salt, vinegar and flour

How can you get rid of smoke and soot stains from your fireplace?

  • use a paste of cream of tartar and water
  • use a paste of baking soda and salt
  • use vinegar

What can you use to clean your hard floors?

  • straight lemon juice
  • straight vinegar
  • a mixture of one cup of water to one gallon

In the 1970s, what was the average size of a house?

  • 1,000 square feet
  • 1,500 square feet
  • 2,000 square feet

What is the name of the online community which organizes the giving away of unused items?

  • Freecycle
  • Recycle
  • Charitable

What does the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend when it comes to the ducts of you heating and cooling system?

  • You should clean it annually.
  • You should never attempt to clean it yourself.
  • You should have it inspected by a professional for dust and mold.