Take The ‘My House Needs Help’ Quiz

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FIND YOUR KEYS?

I know right where they are -- they go in the same place everyday.
I throw them down as I come in the door -- they get lost easily.
One day I spent an hour looking for my keys and was late to work.

HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN YOU HAVE VISITORS?

Pretty good. I'm happy to have guests in any part of my home.
I have one or two rooms that I just don't let visitors go into.
I visit other people at their homes rather than let them see my mess.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE PAYING BILLS?

I have a set spot for bills and I pay them twice a month.
It depends on how much money I have in my checking account.
I usually pay them when the power or cable gets turned off.

WHEN DO YOU FILE YOUR TAX RETURN?

I always have my taxes done in February or March.
I get mine done by the time the June extension rolls around.
I'm still working on my returns from 2 years ago!

WHAT DOES YOUR HALL CLOSET LOOK LIKE?

The usual -- coats, vacuum cleaner, winter gloves on the top shelf.
I can't fit my coats in there because of all the other junk.
I don't open that closet. I might be buried in an avalanche!

WHEN DO YOU SCHEDULE TIME FOR "YOU"?

I get up early and make time to do something I enjoy.
I collapse in front of the TV in the evening, totally exhausted.
You must be joking! No free time for the chauffeur/cook/maid!

WHERE WOULD YOU FIND A PAIR OF SCISSORS?

In my top left desk drawer, right next to the stapler.
I have 7 pairs around here, but I couldn't tell you exactly where.
Your guess is as good as mine...how about in the refrigerator?

HOW MUCH IN YOUR CLOSET IS WORN REGULARLY?

If I haven't worn it in a year, I get rid of it.
I have a lot of clothes that don't fit, need repair, or are out of style.
I never use the closet -- my clothes are in piles around the bedroom.

HOW DO YOU FEEL AT THE END OF THE DAY?

Satisfied -- I got everything done that I hoped to accomplish.
I wasn't as productive as I wanted -- hope I can catch up tomorrow.
What a waste of a day -- will I ever feel in control of my life again?

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THAT NEW CAN OPENER?

I get rid of the old one to make room for the new.
I sit it on the counter until I have time to make room in my cabinets.
I discover 6 months later that I already had one hidden in a drawer.

HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN IN YOUR HOUSE?

Happy to be home and comfortable in my surroundings.
Worn out -- I would love to make changes, but who has time?
Like moving.

Your Score Was ... Barely Keeping Your Head Above Water!

You have known for a long time that you need some help with your organizing systems. Nearly everyday, you feel as though you are just barely getting by. You spend your time dealing with other people's "EMERGENCIES", and rarely have the opportunity to plan the best use of your day. You are lucky if you can just get through this week's mail -- muc less the huge backlog of paper stacked on your kitchen counter. Worst of all, your personal life is SUFFERING because of your disorganization. You are stressed, you don't feel well much of the time, you rarely get to see your friends and family -- and you are certain that there has to be a better way.

Your Score Was ... Needs A Little Work...

You usually manage to keep things under control. But every once in awhile, you get BOGGED down in paperwork, commitments to other people, or a backlog of unfinished tasks. During these periods, you have to scramble to stay on top of everything, and you get pretty STRESSED. You end up running non-stop errands, canceling dinner appointments with friends, and apologizing to your family because you are never home. Sometimes you wish you could find a BETTER to manage incoming paper, external responsibilities, and your daily schedule.

Your Score Was ... Future Organizer In The Making!

Who says "anal retentive" is a bad thing?! You are about as organized as they come. Your home is a JOY to behold -- and friends and family alike know that they can count on you to get the job done, because you have good time management and organizing skills. And, best of all, you build in time for YOURSELF while still being twice as productive as most of other the people around you.