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40 Quotes on Cleaning and Household Chores

Make your cleaning a little easier with these quotes.

Cleaning... we all have to do it, whether it's spring cleaning or just your regular unload-the-dishwasher-for-the-fifth-time-today cleaning. You're not the only one who finds cleaning to be less than thrilling.

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. —Phyllis Diller

My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint. —Erma Bombeck

I'm not going to vacuum until Sears makes one you can ride on. —Roseanne Barr

There was no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse. —Quentin Crisp

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance. —Erma Bombeck

The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes. —Agatha Christie

You don't get anything clean without getting something else dirty. —Cecil Baxter

When it comes to housework the one thing no book of household management can ever tell you is how to begin. Or maybe I mean why. —Katharine Whitehorn

My idea of superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors. —Bette Midler

There is no daily chore so trivial that it cannot be made important by skipping it two days running. —Robert Brault

Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day. —Simone de Beauvoir

I am never five minutes into stripping the clutter from my life before I start running into the clutter that is my life. —Robert Brault

Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. —William Morris

I always clean before the cleaning lady comes. If not, when I come home, I can't find anything. Cleaning ladies are always hiding things you leave out. —Celia Cruz

I enjoy the cleaning up—something about the getting of things in order for winter—making the garden secure—a battening down of hatches perhaps... It just feels right. —David Hobson

I have sporadic OCD cleaning moments around the house. But then I get lazy and I'm cured. It's a very inconsistent personality trait. —Chris Hemsworth

A bright person can always think of something better to do than housework. —Ruby Lou Barnhill

At worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived. —Rose Macaulay

Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture. —Mario Buatta

For a woman to get a rewarding sense of total creation by way of the multiple monotonous chores that are her daily lot would be as irrational as for an assembly line worker to rejoice that he had created an automobile because he tightened a bolt. —Edith Mendel Stern

Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not a piece of advice, it is merely a custom. —Mark Twain

Have you ever taken anything out of the clothes basket because it had become, relatively, the cleaner thing? —Katherine Whitehorn

Housekeeping ain't no joke. —Louisa May Alcott

Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance? —Phyllis Diller

Housekeeping is like being caught in a revolving door. —Marcelene Cox

Housework, if you do it right, can kill you. —Erma Bombeck

Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counter productivity. —Erma Bombeck

Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it. —Evan Esar

If your house is really a mess and a stranger comes to the door, greet him with, "Who could have done this? We have no enemies." —Phyllis Diller

I'm eighteen years behind in my ironing. There's no use doing it now, it doesn't fit anybody I know. —Phyllis Diller

Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots. —Hoosier Farmer

Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization. —Ann Oakley

I hate housework. You make the beds, you wash the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again. —Joan Rivers

I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it. But you have to be efficient if you're going to be lazy. —Shirley Conran

If a cow walked into this room, I'd probably walk out. I could milk it, but my dad never forced me to do a lot of chores like that, mostly because he loved doing it himself. —Stuart Appleby

More fundamentally, it is a dream that does not die with the onset of manhood: the dream is to play endlessly, past the time when you are called home for dinner, past the time of doing chores, past the time when your body betrays you past time itself. —John Thorn

If you have debt I'm willing to bet that general clutter is a problem for you too. —Suze Orman

My favorite way of getting out of doing chores is by acting like I'm asleep. But it never works. —Devon Werkheiser

Nature abhors a vacuum. And so do I. —Anne Gibbons

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. —A.A. Milne

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