50 Great Quotes About Cleaning

Published On: October 26, 2022

Cleaning is something everyone faces. Some of us enjoy this task as a way to unwind and destress, while others feel the act of cleaning the bane of their existence. No matter where you stand, enjoy these 50 quotes about cleaning that will offer some motivation, inspiration, and most importantly, humor.

Quotes About Cleaning

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

2. “Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor – it’s anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living.” —Peter Walsh

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

4. “Cleaning and organizing is a practice, not a project.” —Meagan Francis

5. “Outer order contributes to inner calm.” —Gretchen Ruben

6. “Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions.” —Barbara Hemphill

7. “Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture.” —Mario Buatta

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

9. “A bright person can always think of something better to do than housework. ” —Ruby Lou Barnhill

10. “Cleaning up with children around is like shoveling during a blizzard.” —Margaret Culkin Banning

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

12. “Everybody wants to save the earth; no one wants to help mom do the dishes.” —P.J. O’Rourke

13. “The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment.” —Marie Kondo

14. “Cleaning anything involves making something else dirty, but anything can get dirty without something else getting clean.” —Laurence J. Peter

15. We dream of having a clean house — but who dreams of actually doing the cleaning? —Marcus Buckingham

16. “Once you learn how to see how your inner turmoil manifests itself through your surroundings, you can reverse engineer this, mastering yourself by mastering the space in which you live.” —Shoukei Matsumoto

17. “Housework is like cleaning fish. No matter how often you do it, it still stinks.” —Thelma Harper

18. “Sometimes clean feels empty. A bit of clutter and dirt gladdens the heart and affirms a life in progress.” —Terri Guillemets

19. “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Lower the bar. Actually spending ten minutes clearing off one shelf is better than fantasizing about spending a weekend cleaning out the basement.” —Gretchen Ruben

20. “For every minute spent on organizing, an hour is earned.” —Benjamin Franklin

21. “Keeping your space clean is as much a part of the end result as the dish being tasty.” —Carla Hall

22. “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” —Walt Disney

23. “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

24. “When your environment is clean you feel happy motivated and healthy.” —Lailah Gifty Akita

25. “When all else fails, cleaning house is the perfect antidote to most of life’s ills.” —Sue Grafton

26. “Clean your screens as if you are cleaning your soul, allowing the air to flow through freely.” —Shoukei Matsumoto

27. “Spring cleaning isn’t just about sorting through things, and getting rid of clutter.  It’s about taking  stock of who you are, and how others see you.  It’s a chance to redefine yourself, to change expectations, and to remember that it’s never too late to recapture who you were, or to aim for where you want to be.” —Unknown

28. “Clean your space, clear your mind.” —Unknown

29. “Housekeeping is like being caught in a revolving door.” —Marcelene Cox

30. “Have you ever taken anything out of the clothes basket because it had become, relatively, the cleaner thing?” —Kathrine Whitehorn

31. “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

32. “Oh! Old rubbish! Old letters, old clothes, old objects that one does not want to throw away. How well nature has understood that, every year, she must change her leaves, her flowers, her fruit and her vegetables, and make manure out of the mementos of her year!” —Jules Renard

33. “The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” —Hans Hofmann

34. “Minimalism isn’t about removing things you love. It’s about removing the things that distract you from the things you love.” —Joshua Becker

35. “Having a simplified, uncluttered home is a form of self-care.” —Emma Scheib

36. “Decluttering can be overwhelming, so start with that one small thing. Clean out your junk drawers. It can lead to so many more beautiful things. Start there, and you’ll find yourself cleaning the whole rest of the house.” —Bobby Berk

37. “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.’” —Phyllis Diller

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

39. “This house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy.” —Unknown

40. “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” —Kurt Vonnegut

41. “Housekeeping ain’t no joke.” —Louisa May Alcott

42. “Nature abhors a vacuum. And so do I.” —Anne Gibbons

43. “I was going to clean the house, but then somebody commented on my status.” —Unknown

44. “Dogs do not grasp the concept of house cleaning.” —Dave Barry

45. “Cleaning with children in the house really is like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos.” —Joleigh Little

46. “Your home is living space, not storage space.” —Francine Jay

47. “At worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.” —Rose Macaulay

48. “You do not get gold stars for cleaning your toilet. In actual life, there is a depressing lack of stickers.” —Alexandra Petri

49. “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” —William Morris

50. “A new broom sweeps clean, but the old broom knows the corners.” —Irish Proverb

We hope these quotes about cleaning gave you some motivation to get the job done or at least a good chuckle.

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