Are you the #1 neat freak of all time? Or are you the #1 clutterbug? Take this organizing quiz to find out!
(1) When is the last time you organized your closet?
a.) Last month during my semi-annual clean sweep.
b.) Last year because my spouse/roommate kept nagging me to do it.
c.) Never – who cares!
(2) If describing the state of your car, it would be closest to this phrase:
a.) Everything is pretty neat except the backseat; it is overflowing with used water bottles, dirty gym clothes, and yesterday’s mail.
b.) I live out of my car! There is stuff everywhere. When you get in my car, you immediately smell something unusual…probably some old food…
c.) It is spotless – I clean it each weekend.
(3) When I’m leaving my house each morning for work,
a.) I can easily find my keys and cell phone where I left them last night.
b.) I look around for several minutes before I discover where I left them previously, leaving the house 5 minutes late for work.
c.) I blitz around the house, ultimately finding my car keys under some papers on a table, but I end up leaving my cell behind because I have no idea where it is!
(4) Which one of these statements best describes your garage?
a.) I can’t park a car in my garage because boxes, sports equipment, and seasonal decorations are all over the floor!
b.) I completed a garage overhaul project over the summer; I can park two cars in there plus use the extra space for storage.
c.) I can use my garage for both cars and storage, but I can never find anything when I am looking for it.
(5) When preparing my house for a party,
a.) My house is really organized, so I spend minimal time on clean-up prior to company.
b.) I don’t have parties at my house! I would have to invest way too much time in straightening up my place.
c.) I move all piles of dirty laundry and toys from the living room into the laundry room. Then I shut the door to the laundry and tell guests not to go in there.
(6) When my boss asks me for last month’s expense report,
a.) I find the file immediately on my computer under C:\\Expense Reports and I place a copy on her desk in less than 10 minutes.
b.) I thought I knew of its location, but an hour-long search ends unsuccessfully. I have to explain to him that it’s lost in cyberspace.
c.) The expense report turns up during a random search of my computer hard drive.
(7) Which phrase describes your hoarding habits?
a.) I save everything – you never know when you might need it again!
b.) If an item has sentimental value or I use it a lot – then it stays.
c.) I don’t really think about keeping or eliminating things; it’s just not one of my priorities.
Organizing Quiz: How Did You Do?
(1) See the chart below to add up your points.
Your answer to the organizing quiz questions are in green.
Points awarded for each answer are in red.
Example: If you selected “C” as the answer to question #1 on the organizing quiz, you earn 15 points.
(2) Find your point category.
45 points or less = You have conquered the clutterbug. Keep up the good work!
46 – 75 points = You’ve caught the clutterbug! It’s time to look for a cure before your problem gets serious.
76 – 105 points = You have a serious case of the clutterbug. Act now before the problem becomes fatal!