Mini Poll: Time to Clean House?


What is your primary domicile?

House:
 79%
Apartment/condo:
 19%
Dorm room:
 0%
Hotel room:
 0%
Hospital room:
 0%
Cell:
 0%
Dog house:
 0%
Something else:
 0%

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

It's clean enough to perform surgery in:
 6%
It's clean enough to live in:
 67%
It could use some major tidying:
 13%
It could use a thorough cleaning:
 11%
It's absolutely disgusting:
 3%

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

Mine now:
 36%
Mine then:
 33%
About the same:
 28%
I'm still at that growing up house:
 2%

Do you do an annual formal spring cleaning?

Yes:
 18%
No:
 50%
Sometimes:
 25%
What are you talking about?:
 2%
My home is immaculate all the time not just in spring:
 4%

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

I am:
 52%
My spouse or partner is:
 21%
My kids are:
 1%
My mother-in-line or mom is:
 0%
A housecleaning service or maid:
 19%
The Environmental Protection Agency:
 3%
No one:
 2%

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

My mother, mother-in-law, or grandmother:
 9%
Same choices, male side of the family:
 0%
My partner or spouse:
 26%
The Internet:
 40%
A book:
 4%
My friends:
 20%

Do you believe in "green" cleaning?

Yes:
 57%
No:
 27%
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:
 82%
No:
 14%
If I ever tried to clean something, I might:
 4%

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

My living room:
 6%
My bedroom:
 12%
My bathroom:
 10%
My kitchen:
 32%
My pet:
 2%
My desk:
 15%
My garden/yard:
 14%
My car:
 9%

Which of the following is more important to you?

An organized desk:
 53%
An organized closet:
 47%

What sort of wine goes best with housecleaning?

Open the red:
 25%
Open the white:
 21%
Open the pink:
 4%
Just pour rum into the Diet Coke until the fumes make your eyes water:
 19%
You shouldn't drink while you operate power tools:
 30%

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

The White House:
 23%
The Crystal Cathedral:
 33%
Windows on Washington:
 2%
City Museum:
 30%
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum:
 1%
St. Louis Museum of the Dog:
 10%

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":
 39%
"Do a safety check for frayed wires and dead smoke detector batteries":
 6%
"Replace the furnace filters and put away the storm windows":
 8%
"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:
 20%
How to get chocolate stains off the carpets:
 41%
How to smooth leather wrinkles:
 23%
How to get lipstick off dress shirt collars:
 16%

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:
 19%
Rosie, who was the Jetsons' robo-maid:
 25%
Alice Nelson, who was the Brady Bunch's resourceful housekeeper:
 21%
Florence Johnston, who cleaned that deluxe apartment in the sky for the Jeffersons:
 9%
Alfred Pennyworth, who buttled at Wayne manor:
 25%

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