Mini Poll: The Return of the Scrubby Dutch


What is your primary domicile?


House:
 77%
Apartment/condo:
 20%
Dorm room:
 0%
Hotel room:
 0%
Hospital room:
 0%
Cell:
 0%
Dog house:
 0%
Something else:
 1%

 


How clean would you say your house, apartment, or dorm room (etc.) is?


It's clean enough to perform surgery in:
 10%
It's clean enough to live in:
 69%
It could use a thorough cleaning:
 19%
It's absolutely disgusting:
 3%

 


Which house is cleaner, yours these days or yours when you were growing up?


Mine now:
 26%
Mine then:
 42%
About the same:
 32%
I'm still at that growing up house:
 1%

 


Do you do an annual formal spring cleaning?


Yes:
 29%
No:
 35%
Sometimes:
 26%
What are you talking about?:
 4%
My home is immaculate all the time not just in spring:
 7%

 


Which of the following is most likely to do most of the work in the next major cleaning in your home?


I am:
 59%
My spouse or partner is:
 24%
My kids are:
 1%
My mother-in-law or mom is:
 1%
A housecleaning service or maid:
 11%
The Environmental Protection Agency:
 2%
No one:
 2%

 


If you have questions about cleaning something, to whom do you turn?


My mother, mother-in-law, or grandmother:
 16%
Same choices, male side of the family:
 1%
My partner or spouse:
 20%
The Internet:
 42%
A book:
 5%
My friends:
 16%

 


Do you believe in "green" cleaning?


Yes:
 55%
No:
 29%
I am not sure how, but would like to learn:
 16%

 


Have you ever hidden or thrown away an item you could not get clean?


Yes:
 83%
No:
 16%
If I ever tried to clean something, I might:
 2%

 


Cleaning which of the following things is the most satisfying for you?


My living room:
 14%
My bedroom:
 9%
My bathroom:
 16%
My kitchen:
 30%
My garden/yard:
 20%
My car:
 11%

 


Which of the following is more important to you?


An organized desk:
 52%
An organized closet:
 48%

 


What sort of wine goes best with housecleaning?


Open the red:
 33%
Open the white:
 18%
Open the pink:
 4%
Just pour rum into the Diet Coke until the fumes make your eyes water:
 18%
You shouldn't drink while you operate power tools:
 28%

 


Which of the following landmarks sounds like it would require the most work to keep clean


The White House:
 35%
The Crystal Cathedral:
 42%
Windows on Washington:
 6%
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum:
 4%
St. Louis Museum of the Dog:
 14%

 


Which of Martha Stewart's Spring Cleaning tips is most important to you?


"Clean carpets, rugs, floors, windows, refrigerator, freezer, shades and curtains":
 30%
"Sort through your closets and give away items":
 40%
"Do a safety check for frayed wires and dead smoke detector batteries":
 6%
"Replace the furnace filters and put away the storm windows":
 6%
"Be nice to your cellmates":
 17%

 


Which of the following Heloise Household Helpline hints does your own house most need?


How to banish the bugs in the pantry:
 25%
How to get chocolate stains off the carpets:
 39%
How to smooth leather wrinkles:
 24%
How to get lipstick off dress shirt collars:
 11%

 


Which of the following TV maids would you most like to have in your own home?


Hazel Burke, who worked for two different TV Baxter families:
 18%
Rosie, who was the Jetsons' robo-maid:
 26%
Alice Nelson, who was the Brady Bunch's resourceful housekeeper:
 28%
Florence Johnston, who cleaned that deluxe apartment in the sky for the Jeffersons:
 6%
Alfred Pennyworth, who buttled at Wayne manor:
 22%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.