Cleaning Quotes

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Charlaine Harris
“Eric moved the broom experimentally and made an attempt to sweep the glass into the pan while it lay in the middle of the floor. Of course, the pan slid away. Eric scowled.
I'd finally found something Eric did poorly.”
Charlaine Harris, Dead as a Doornail

Kay Wills Wyma
“Instead of communicating "I love you, so let me make life easy for you," I decided that my message needed to be something more along these lines: "I love you. I believe in you. I know what you're capable of. So I'm going to make you work.”
Kay Wills Wyma, Cleaning House: A Mom's Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement

Roseanne Barr
“Excuse the mess, but we live here.”
Roseanne Barr

Dave Barry
“normal person's weekly chore list:
1. clean kitchen.
2. clean bathroom.
3. clean entire rest of domicile.
cleaning impaired person's weekly chore list:
1. don't get peanut butter on sheets.”
Dave Barry

Erma Bombeck
“My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?”
Erma Bombeck

Roz Chast
“As I would soon learn myself, cleaning up what a parent leaves behind stirs up dust, both literal and metaphorical. It dredges up memories. You feel like you’re a kid again, poking around in your parents’ closet, only this time there’s no chance of getting in trouble, so you don’t have to be so sure that everything gets put back exactly where it was before you did your poking around. Still, you hope to find something, or maybe you fear finding something, that will completely change your conception of the parent you thought you knew.”
Roz Chast

Anne Lamott
“Perfectionism means that you try not to leave so much mess to clean up. But clutter and mess show us that life is being lived.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

“Those single-track military minds never think to ask their cleaning staff for help in giant lethal marauding creature matters.”
Robin McKinley, Sunshine

Wendy Wasserstein
“Sometimes I want to clean up my desk and go out and say, “Respect me; I’m a respectable grown-up!" and other times I just want to jump into a paper bag and shake and bake myself to death.”
Wendy Wasserstein

Alfa Holden
“Her mind is a mess, and she has no intention of cleaning today.”
Alfa H, Abandoned Breaths

David Sedaris
“The combination of ammonia and chloride can be lethal but I've discovered it can work miracles as long as you keep telling yourself, "I want to love, I want to live...”
David Sedaris, Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

“...I have to go home and get a few things done. If I don’t get out the Pledge soon, the dust bunnies are going to be leaving tracks on my furniture...”
Carla Foft, Addressing Spirits

John Steinbeck
“The house was clean, scrubbed and immaculate, curtains washed, windows polished, but all as a man does it - the ironed curtains did not hang quite straight and there were streaks on the windows and a square showed on the table when a book was moved.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“In taking a bath one is admitting he is dirty. In humility, he strips off all dignity and return as-was-born for natural cleaning.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Jen Calonita
“The thoughts could easily paralyze her, and she needed to be sharp. She needed a plan. For now, it was easier to do something useful with her hands. Cleaning had kept her busy all those lonely years in the castle. It could keep her busy again for another few hours.”
Jen Calonita, Mirror, Mirror

“A mass of mixed-up jumbled, unlike objects is clutter. (Chapter 1)”
Michelle Passoff, Lighten Up!: Free Yourself from Clutter

Stephanie A. Colavalla
“I WILL NOT ALLOW MY NEGATIVE FEELINGS TO CONTROL ME; I WILL REMAIN POSITIVE"

-Stephanie”
Stephanie A. Colavalla, Clean Up Your Home To Clean Up Your Life & Say Hello To Aromatherapy: Restore Your Sanctuary, Regain Your Peace, Ignite Your Senses

“To be happy keep the treasures and throw out the trash.”
Stephen Inoue

Shelley Malec Vitale
“I think homes that are too tidy, neat and sparse look like nothing interesting is going on.”
Shelley Malec Vitale

“It is true that clutter cleaning helps us release mental energy that makes us feel better. But decluttering also has a positive impact on the quality of the space. (Chapter 4)”
Michelle Passoff, Lighten Up!: Free Yourself from Clutter

Stephanie A. Colavalla
“INSTEAD OF ASKING OTHERS

WHAT DO YOU THINK I SHOULD DO

LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND TELL YOURSELF

I GOT THIS”
Stephanie A. Colavalla, Clean Up Your Home To Clean Up Your Life & Say Hello To Aromatherapy: Restore Your Sanctuary, Regain Your Peace, Ignite Your Senses

Marie Kondō
“when it comes to books, timing is everything! the time to read each book is the moment you get it.”
Marie Kondō, The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story

Stewart Stafford
“A man's earthly possessions are in one of two places - the place he left them in or the place his significant other moved them to without telling him.”
Stewart Stafford

“หาแม่บ้าน

บริการแม่บ้าน/maid บริการทำความสะอาด/cleaning และพี่เลี้ยงเด็ก/nanny ต้อง Qleanary Service! บริษัทเราจะนำส่งบริการแม่บ้านและพี่เลี้ยงเด็กที่ดีเยี่ยมภายในพื้นที่กรุงเทพ/Phuket. ถึงบ้านท่าน!! คิดถึงแม่บ้าน พี่เลี้ยงเด็ก คิดถึง Qleanary เซอร์วิส”
Qleanary

Virginie Despentes
“The political strategy of victimizing prostitutes also serves this purpose of branding male desire and confining it in its own squalor. He can pay to come if he wants, but he'll have to rub shoulders with filth, shame, and poverty. The prostitution transaction -- "I pay you, you satisfy me" -- is the basis of the heterosexual contract. It is hypocritical to pretend, as we do, that this transaction is foreign to our culture.”
Virginie Despentes

“There are those who get out and live life, and there are those who stay home and clean their house.

And there are those that call one virtuous and one whimsical and irresponsible.

And there are those like us that call it your choice in the way you live your life.
You get to choose.
Nobody else.”
Abraham Hicks

Alex Kakuyo
“So, we have a paradox where washing the dishes one time is seemingly unimportant. But washing them 10,000 times (consistently, every day) is important because that repetition ensures that we always have plates and silverware at our disposal. But we can’t wash the dishes 10,000 times unless we start by washing them once. A single action done correctly and repeatedly makes all the difference in our lives.”
Alex Kakuyo, Perfectly Ordinary: Buddhist Teachings for Everyday Life

“you want the house to stay clean for all eternity

you hate it when people pass by

they ruin your work

when the cleaning is done

it instantly goes back to dirtiness

if someone even dares to eat a baguette

brush their hair

leave wrappers on the floor

chew jaad

leave orange peels

that does it

it’s doom for them

or for you”
Malab, The Komorébi, The Breast Mountains Of All Time

Anthony Youn
“Different skin types require different types of cleanser, but there is one common cleanser nobody should ever use: common bar soap. Soap often contains a drying surfactant called sodium lauryl sulfate, which can leave a film on your skin that feels uncomfortable, strip it of essential oils, and deplete moisture. Even worse, drying your skin can increase the appearance of wrinkles.”
Anthony Youn, The Age Fix: A Leading Plastic Surgeon Reveals How to Really Look 10 Years Younger

A.D. Aliwat
“Wipe, wash away the evil. Leave a pure, sparkling space.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

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