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

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

“...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

“Nothing inspires cleanliness more than an unexpected guest.”
Radhika Mundra

Eve O. Schaub
“I don't think hoarders prefer squalor. Rather, I'd theorize that when yucky things happen, for some the attachment to objects is so strong that they must exist in denial rather than confront the cause: the clutter. The hoard. An overabundance of objects with no proper place to go. pg 167”
Eve O. Schaub, Year of No Clutter

Keigo Higashino
“If you make a habit out of it, it's nothing. The important thing is to make sure that you don't collect too much stuff. I keep throwing out all the extra stuff. If you do that, cleaning up isn't hard at all. As long as you have thirty minutes, you can get it done. One week is ten thousand eighty minutes, so if you just put in some effort for thirty minutes, you can spend about ten thousand minutes in comfort. But if you don't put in the thirty minutes of effort, you'll have to spend ten thousand minutes in discomfort.”
Keigo Higashino

“Your inner critic is a loving liar.”
Kerri L. Richardson, What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You: Uncover the Message in the Mess and Reclaim Your Life

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

“Clutter. Even the word feels heavy when you say it. We've become consumed by stuff and so inundated by things that we almost have nowhere to turn.”
Kerri L. Richardson, What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You: Uncover the Message in the Mess and Reclaim Your Life

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

Mehmet Murat ildan
“One man with a broom cannot clean the whole world but if the whole world starts knowing that that man has an idea of cleaning the whole world, then this idea can come true! One man is one man, but one idea is one thousand men or one million or one billion men!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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

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

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

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

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

“I once thought of habits as things I do without thinking. Like stealing candy out of my kid’s Halloween bucket on November 1. A minute ago, I was at my computer, and now I’m standing in a different room stuffing my face with Skittles. I don’t even know how I got here. Bad habits. I have lots of those. I assumed when people talked about cleaning habits they would work the same way, but they don’t. They so don’t. I have never once found myself dusting and thought, “How in the world did I get here? I don’t even remember grabbing the duster!”
Dana K. White, How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets

“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

Vivian Gornick
“Así que estaban los Kerner, llenos de odio, entrelazados en secreto por el espasmo sexual, y estaban mis padres, que se llamaba el uno al otro pero cuyo lecho campaba castamente en campo abierto. Abajo la casa un desastre, el marido estaba exiliado en el salón, a las posar una soñadora medio lunática; arriba todo estaba como una patena el marido en el centro de todo y la esposa, vehemente y obstinada.”
Vivian Gornick

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

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

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