Bustle: Fourteen Spring Cleaning Quotes That Say What We’re All Thinking

14 Spring Cleaning Quotes That Say What We’re All Thinking
April 4, 2016


With the warm weather quickly making itself known and the leafless trees finally finding their bloom again, it’s time to start your spring cleaning. Since it is such a dreaded task for most (I said most), I’ve collected a slew of spring cleaning quotes that capture exactly how a majority of the American population feels about housekeeping. (If you are one of the rare few who actually enjoys the scrubbing and the organizing, well, bless you.)

Let’s face the facts: spring cleaning is a chore. You don’t get paid for it, and it usually takes up hours of your weekend (especially if you’re being thorough), but the payoff? Oh, the payoff! Is there anything better than a clean home? Is there anything better than sliding under clean sheets? Is there anything better than a color-coded bookshelf? I think not.

Spring cleaning is such a love/hate activity, and while most of the quotes here come from the haters, I know that you can still love your clean home while appreciating the endless humor below. Read up, then roll your sleeves up. Bette Midler, Roseanne Barr, and Joan Rivers have something say… as do the dust bunnies living under your sofa.

1. “My idea of superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors.” – Bette Midler

2. “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

3. “I’m not going to vacuum until Sears makes one you can ride on.” – Roseanne Barr

4. “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

5. “One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.” – A.A. Milne

6. “Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?” – Phyllis Diller

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

8. “Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture.” – Mario Buatta

9. “My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.” – Erma Bombeck

10. “There was no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn’t get any worse.” – Quentin Crisp

11. “Housekeeping is like being caught in a revolving door.” – Marcelene Cox

12. “You don’t get anything clean without getting something else dirty.” – Cecil Baxter

13. “Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

14. “Housekeeping ain’t no joke.” – Louisa May Alcott

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