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Category: Household

Topic: Cleaning-Maintenance

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    1. Why do the instructions for a mildew remover say "Use in well ventilated area"? There wouldn't be any "mildew" if it were "well ventilated" in the first place right!? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. If you bought used paint would it be in the shape of a house? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why are most homes white? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner reach down pick it up examine it then put it down to give their vacuum one more chance? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. When cleaning windows why is the smudge always on the other side? (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. Why is it that the most difficult light bulb to replace burns out first and most frequently? (Contributed by Don Woods)
    7. Why is the leak in the roof never in the same location as the drip? (Contributed by Don Woods)
    8. Why are they called Monkey Wrenches? How many times have you seen a monkey using them? (Contributed by Tinman)
    9. Why do we have to clean up for the cleaning lady? (Contributed by Cathy Grubman Quirks Newspaper)
    10. If you have a dish towel to dry dishes do you have to have silverware towels and pots and pans towels too? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    11. Why do they have pushbrooms but no pullbrooms? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    12. Why was dust created? (Contributed by Mrs. Dee Jay)
    13. Why is it that when you try to wash dirt instead of getting it clean it just turns to mud? (Contributed by Stew)
    14. Why do ceiling fan blades get dusty despite constant spinning? (Contributed by David Feldman)
    15. Why is it that husbands can stay on the golf courses all day long in 90 plus degrees heat but can't mow the little patch of lawn 'cause it's too hot? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    16. Isn't a clean house a sign of a misspent life? (Contributed by Annette)
    17. What colour would you get if you put that 'Scratch Remover' stuff on a car that wasn't painted? (Contributed by Jim and Lana)
    18. Why is it that no plastic garbage bag will open from the end you first try? (Contributed by Pat F.)
    19. If your vacuum cleaner really sucks is that good? (Contributed by Stephen Thompson)
    20. How do those dead bugs get into closed light fixtures? (Contributed by Nate Zee)
    21. If sound can't travel in a vacuum, how come vacuum cleaners make so much noise? (Contributed by Tom Leopold)
    22. Why do they call it a vacuum cleaner? Aren't vacuums supposed to be completely empty and void of any thing? Why would they need to be cleaned if there's nothing in there? (Contributed by Ossie Michelin)
    23. Isn't dust just mud with the juice squeezed out of it? (Contributed by JoLene)
    24. How come when a light bulb burns out, you never have the right size or wattage to replace it? (Contributed by Mandy Williams)
    25. Why is it that a newly washed window gathers dirt at double the speed of an unwashed window? (Contributed by dcoble)
    26. If anything can get dirty without something else getting clean, and cleaning something involves making something else dirty, doesn't that mean that eventually everything around you will be dirty? (Contributed by Lawrence Peter)
    27. Would the best way to do housework be to sweep the room with a glance? (Contributed by John & Debbie)
    28. Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it? (Contributed by JoLene)
    29. How come the one thing inventors can't seem to get the bugs out of is fresh paint? (Contributed by Rob Wiens)
    30. Why is something that's messy said to be in a shambles? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    31. Since we have self-cleaning ovens and frost-free freezers, would a self-cleaning bathtub be too much to ask for? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    32. Why can't you throw garbage into your garbage disposal? (Contributed by Dan)
    33. Who needs a vacuum cleaner when you've got an 8-month old? (Contributed by HaLife.com)
    34. Why is it that once a woman does a man's job around the house, it then becomes her job? (Contributed by TJ)
    35. Why do we refer to them as 'plastic garbage bags'? What other kind is there? (Contributed by Pat F.)
    36. What is the sense of cleaning your room if it is going to get dirty again anyways? (Contributed by BCG)
    37. Why is it so hard to clean a soap dish? (Contributed by The Duke of Endor)
    38. How come they make a 'No wax wax' for a No wax floor? And just what is a No wax wax anyway? (Contributed by Destiny)
    39. Why does a dish towel get wet when it dries? (Contributed by Brain Candy)
    40. Why do they call it ‘dusting’ the living room? Aren’t you really un-dusting it? You’re taking the dust away, not adding more of it, aren’t you? (Contributed by Nicole)
    41. Why is it that whenever I use dusting powder, everything around me doesn't get dusted, but just needs more dusting? (Contributed by Jill Davis, Magnetic Island, Australia)
    42. Aren't household tasks much easier and quicker when they are done by somebody else? (Contributed by James Thorpe)
    43. Why is window cleaner blue? (Contributed by Gary P.)
    44. A new broom tries to sweep clean, right? But doesn’t an old broom know where the dirt is? (Contributed by Eure)
    45. Why do people say that a good vacuum cleaner 'sucks'? (Contributed by Heidi)
    46. If cleanliness is next to godliness, do all maids go to heaven? (Contributed by Jason)
    47. If my vacuums suck, is that good or bad? (Contributed by F.W.)
    48. How many people really need to pick up a bowling ball with their vacuum cleaner? (Contributed by L.B.)
    49. If you get a club soda stain on your clothes, how do you remove it? (Contributed by Hal E.)
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