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07 September 2010

Clean Sweep Assessment [More:]Someone was looking for this on AskMeta. I have a lot of work to do in my "Physical Environment".
Goodness, I got a 31, I'm barely in the normal curve for a first-timer.
posted by rainbaby 07 September | 12:22
From the name, I thought this was going to be something about the broomsticks from Harry Potter.
posted by leesh 07 September | 12:45
I can't wait to take this test. I did this kind of stuff. I'm going to walk to the school and pick the kids up and take it ASAP.
posted by LoriFLA 07 September | 12:55
Eh, it needs an option for "I don't consider that an improvement." I mean, I enjoy the hell out of my coffee. Cutting it out for the sake of cutting it out doesn't strike me as a positive move, necessarily.

That said, most of the other ones look pretty good. Can't really argue with most of the ones in the Money section, for instance (although some are easier said than done "earnings consistently outpace inflation" for instance, would have been tough in the past few years).

Still, it reminded me I need to make a dentist appointment, so that's something.
posted by Kadin2048 07 September | 13:03
Physical Environment's my stuck point, but I knew that, and I'm actively working on it.

Also, a few of those I don't *want* to check the box on, sheesh, so I'll never make it to 100 - and I am okay with that!
posted by flex 07 September | 13:07
I will never be able to say I could get a perfect score. I am not a good sleeper, nor will I ever be. I have always been a crappy sleeper.
I also injure myself frequently, because I am blind in one eye, and my depth perception is shit.
I also do not always tell the truth. Telling the truth is sometimes the wrong thing to do, and sets itself in direct contradiction with some of the other goals on this list.
Meh, I suck at these things.
posted by msali 07 September | 13:14
I got 75 but I do not for a minute that my s**t is that together. Part of it is that my wife is very orderly, so the stuff about our house is down to her.
posted by danf 07 September | 13:34
Ten years ago I could have checked off almost all of the "money" items and almost none of the "relationship" items. Now it's exactly the reverse. My finances are in shambles, but I have lots of love. Trust me, it's better this way.
posted by desjardins 07 September | 14:27
By the way, do people seriously put six months of savings aside? Like how is that even physically possible?
posted by desjardins 07 September | 14:30
The relationships area is the worst for me, which is not what I would have predicted, because I'm pretty happy with that, overall.

Of course, I'm a misanthropist deep down. Maybe that's why.
posted by gaspode 07 September | 14:34
Ouch. 43. ADD is a bitch.
posted by Madamina 07 September | 14:48
The relationship area is the strongest for me, but only because the test places emphasis on setting boundaries, asking for what makes you happy, and spending time with people who like you. I've been kissing off toxic relationships left and right (and setting strong boundaries on the remaining ones) for about a decade, and it's paying off.

Of course, in every other respect, I'm a mess, and this test reflects that.
posted by Elsa 07 September | 14:56
posted by punchtothehead 07 September | 15:53
Who actually makes their bed? I mean, really, what is the point of that, other than making one's mother happy (which actually makes me UNhappy most of the time)?

Honestly, I don't even make the bed when I put fresh sheets on. I just spread them out on the bed.

I scored well on Wellness and Relationships, but didn't even try money after 18 months of unemployment.
posted by Eideteker 07 September | 16:05
(Sorry, mom. I love you and all, but things that make you happy tend to give me nothing but anxiety.)
posted by Eideteker 07 September | 16:06
I got a 54, which is better than expected. Relationships was my strongest category. But seriously, who in the US actually takes four weeks of vacation?
posted by youngergirl44 07 September | 16:09
But seriously, who in the US actually takes four weeks of vacation?

My husband. So do I, but two of my weeks are unpaid.
posted by gaspode 07 September | 16:14
47. And that was better than I thought I'd do. I know I don't have my sh*t together in many traditional ways. But having zero debt is a good thing, and they didn't ask about that. I make crap money but I get Spring Break week off, paid, and same for Winter Break. Suck on that, Clean Sweep.
posted by toastedbeagle 07 September | 16:40
38. Physical environment and Money are my big problem areas. I sort of feel that money impacts the physical environment. I don't know. How DO people keep tidy, pretty houses while working full time with a kid? I'm tired at the end of the day and dinner, dishes, homework help, laundry and bedtime take up the whole evening.

You know, except the part that I spend here, and on Metafilter. And playing the Sims. Oh, I think I get it now.
posted by jeoc 07 September | 18:49
27! Ha ha! 27! I am the least together of all of you! Why does this not surprise me? Sob. Snif. Oh well.

Actually, I don't much care. Good thing I'm not a big fan of most of their criteria. I mean, I make my bed every day but only so the dogs won't get fleas and sand in the sheets when they inevitably jump on it. And I like coffee every day, damn it.
posted by mygothlaundry 07 September | 21:51
57. Physical environment was the weakest area for me, but that is being worked on. Anyone who gets 100 on that test is, by definition, an unhappy pedantic mess, as far as I'm concerned.
posted by dg 07 September | 22:47
85. And I'm okay not making the bed every day.
posted by rhapsodie 07 September | 23:07
Oh yeah, I was 61 or 62, I forget. I too have no wish to cut back on caffeine, or sugar for that matter. And forget the bed-making.
posted by gaspode 08 September | 00:23
I found this semi-creepy in a Dianetics Survey kind of way, however, that didn't stop me from feeling bad for scoring a 22. ):
posted by serazin 08 September | 02:34
I think there's some good stuff in there, and there's some ridiculous stuff (and which is which probably varies from person to person).
posted by box 08 September | 07:50
this is heart-wrenching [youtube: timelapse of Boulder wildfire] || Skin: