Love it or hate it, you’ve got to do it.  The housework, that is.  But what are people saying about it?  Whether you need inspiration to get you started on your spring cleaning or you’re just looking for an interesting read, our collection of favorite quotes about cleaning and housework will delight you.  Some will tickle your funny bone, some will make you think, and others will touch your heart.

Quotes About Cleaning

Here it is, our list of 14 interesting quotes about cleaning:

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

Erma Bombeck

You don’t get anything clean without getting something else dirty.

Cecil Baxter

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

Erma Bombeck

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 superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors.

Bette Midler

The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.

Agatha Christie

Housekeeping ain’t no joke.

Louisa May Alcott

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

Robert Brault

Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn’t done it.

Evan Esar

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

He who wants to change the world should already begin by cleaning the dishes.

Paul Carvel

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

I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home…. I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby.

Nancie J. Carmody

A good home must be made, not bought.

Joyce Maynard

Household chores are something that will always need to be done.  But, sometimes, we need a little push to get us moving.  We hope our assortment of quotes about cleaning motivated you or at least lightened your mood.  And when you finally get the cleaning done, you’ll sit back, breathe a sigh of relief, and feel glad you did it.


Image:  Nic McPhee