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Quiz: Does Clutter Control You?

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Quiz: Does Clutter Control You?

Is there a stack of mail teetering toward a disaster on your counter? Do you have stacks of magazines from the 1980s that you haven’t looked at since? Find your clutter quotient with this quiz from Unclutter Your Home (Storey Publishing, 1999) by Donna Smallin.

Choose a number between 1 and 4 that best describes your response to each of the following statements.

1: Never or almost never.
2: Sometimes.
3: Usually.
4: All the time.

Then add them up and see how you score below.

1. When I have free time I like to shop.
2. I keep bills, bank statements and other mail in piles, until I have time to file.
3. I have more than 10 plastic bags in my house.
4. I save magazines with interesting articles/recipes.
5. When I look around, I get tired just thinking about what it will take to unclutter my home.
6. I have two or more craft projects going on at any one time.
7. My house may look messy to some people, but I know where to find everything.
8. If someone stops by unexpectedly, I try to avoid letting them in.
9. I leave things out so I know where they are or as a reminder to myself.
10. Time keeps me from getting or being organized.
11. When it comes to clutter, I think, “Why bother? It will just get cluttered again.”
12. I can’t bear to part with things and I consider myself a pack rat.
13. The stress level in our house is directly related to the clutter level.

Next: How did you score?

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5:42PM PST on Feb 17, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

1:46PM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

I was hanging my paintings so I can enjoy them to the full, when I found a neat plaque which I stuck on the wall as well:

"A Tidy House is a Sign of a Wasted Life!" ;)

9:13AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

Luckily for me, I have never ever let clutter control me.
Guess it takes a little initiative,efforts and self-motivation to maintain a neat tidy place

11:58PM PST on Jan 14, 2013


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7:43AM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

11:51AM PST on Jan 1, 2013


1:40PM PST on Dec 25, 2012

This was soooo useful....i really got scared;(

7:38AM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

29, so I still can do better
good quiz

1:00AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

21 Not bad I think.

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