Looking for some motivational housework quotes to help get you revved up to get started on those dreaded cleaning chores?
There's plenty here -- even a few housework sayings that will make you chuckle.
But wait! Want to know a little secret about me... my loathing of housework and how I think I'm finally starting to grow up and be the girl my Mom can be proud of.
Up until recently ... when it comes to housekeeping ... I'd pretty much guarantee that I'd be almost on top of the list of 'The laziest women in the world'.
Well I was only cleaning my room once a year - on every December 31. And no I wasn't paying a house cleaner the rest of the time -- wish I had the funds to do it though! Nope - I was the daughter from h**l - leaving it all to my Mom.
Since I was small I seldom did housework. I used to think that "I only needed to focus on my study, obtain good results and that's it ... I don't have to do anything else". (Eesh, pretty self absorbed right!)
And what makes it worse is I kept this habit till now - when I'm an adult. My thinking remained "I just need to worry about my job. That's all." Until one day...
I was working on a project in my room and my Mom asked me to help her out in the kitchen. I immediately got miserable and cranky thinking to myself: "Why do you have to disturb me and ask me to do things that I hate?"
Okay I know, about now, every Mom out there wants to jump through the screen and throttle me ... but there is a happier ending coming -- promise... and it has been my study of motivational quotes and housework quotes that has helped me turn my thinking around!
The anger was my direct response but deep in my heart, I knew it was utterly wrong. I took a step back and started to rethink: "Hey, my Mom doesn't like to do housework either. Who in this world would take cleaning as a hobby? It's not her responsibility to do all the dirty work. But she keeps doing the house chores for so many years without any complaint."
"Because she loves us and wants to provide a clean, healthy environment for us".
"So, is it too much if I am asked to put my jobs aside and help in de-cluttering the house even if I dislike it?"
... Of course not!
After that incident?
I'm not going to lie to you and say that I do all the housework, ha - my Mom wishes -- but I'm getting better. Now I sweep the floor, wipe the tables, rearrange newspapers and hang the clothes. Petty, I know. But I'm on my way to contributing more in maintaining a clean, warm and loving house :)
So, if you happen to be like me and are lacking the motivation to do housework, here are a few reasons to get started and the benefits of keeping the house clean:
I hope at least one of these motivates you to pick up the broom. Or even better pick up a broom with a light heart! :D
So, read the famous housework quotes that I've prepared here, (and I hope you get a chuckle from the funny housework quotes too), get inspired and... After that, happy cleaning!
- HOUSEWORK QUOTES -
Marrying is easy – it’s housework that’s hard.
They shared the chores of living as some couples do – she did most of the work and he appreciated it.
I think housework is far more
tiring and frightening than hunting is, no comparison, and yet after
hunting we had eggs for tea and were made to rest for hours, but after
housework people expect one to go on just as if nothing special had
I don't hate men, I just wish
they'd try harder. They all want to be heroes and all we want is for
them to stay at home and help with the housework and the kids. That's
not the kind of heroism they enjoy.
My idea of superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors.
Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it.
You don't get anything clean without getting something else dirty.
Housework, if it is done right, can kill you.
No matter how many house chores you complete, there are always more to be done.
Invisible, repetitive, exhausting,
unproductive, uncreative – these are the adjectives which most perfectly
capture the nature of housework.
A spotless house is a sign of a misspent life.
At worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.
- FUNNY HOUSEWORK QUOTES I -
Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?
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?
There was no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse.
I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.
I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it.
Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not a piece of advice, it is merely a custom.
I think housework is the reason most women go to the office.
- FUNNY HOUSEWORK QUOTES II -
My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
Nature abhors a vacuum. And so do I.
At my house, “dust” is a noun, not a verb.
Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture.
A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
My husband and I have figured out a really good system about the housework: neither one of us does it.
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.”
Said the daughter: “I don’t have to help my Mom with the housework. She knows how.”
It is amazing how quickly the kids learn the operation of the DVD, yet are unable to understand the vacuum cleaner.
- HEARTWARMING HOUSEWORK QUOTES -
Our house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy.
As a housewife, I feel that if the kids are still alive when my husband gets home from work, then hey, I’ve done my job.
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
It's all in the attitude - housework is exercise. Slim your way to a clean home!
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.
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