#4. Paper or plastic?
Some people use cloth tote bags to carry their groceries. Which answer best fits your situation?
You always use reusable grocery bags. Wouldn’t leave home without them – 3 points
You bought a few of the bags, but most times forget them in the car – 2 points
You’ve never heard of reusable grocery bags – 0 points
You bought designer bags and use them only when they coordinate with your outfit – minus 1 point
#5. Give yourself one point per item if you reuse or repurpose any of the following: metal twist ties, plastic bags, peanut butter jars, packing peanuts, cardboard boxes, kitty litter or your spouse (double points for repurposing a spouse).
Time to tally your score.
20 or more – You are either extremely practical or a pack rat. Maybe both. You make your own laundry detergent, or have seriously considered doing so. You dream of living on a hobby farm (or already do) with sheep and goats.
10 – 19 – You ride the fence and are probably better described as teal, rather than green. When your laundry detergent is nearly empty, you pour some water into the bottle and swirl it around so you can use the last drop. You own a dog and cat, both named Fluffy.
9 or less – You abhor clutter and send your laundry out to be done each Tuesday. You had a goldfish named Goldy once, but it died.
Jill Pertler is an award-winning syndicated columnist, playwright and author of “The Do-It-Yourselfer’s Guide to Self-Syndication” You can read more and follow her column on the Slices of Life page on Facebook.