Recently, my husband called and said there was someone coming to look at our house.
I had 15 minutes to get it in a somewhat presentable order.
I flew up off the couch with my stepson and we both started throwing stuff under the beds, in the dishwasher, and in cupboards.
Let me tell you, your house is never more disgusting than when you know someone is going to be looking at it.
And in case you’re thinking we live in filth, we don’t. But we have an indoor pig, a 100 lb indoor dog, 3 kids, 2 adults, and busy schedules.
I think most people can understand that things aren’t always perfect around here.
And I’m guessing it’s the same in your home.
A Clean Home Is Not Always The Top Priority
Realistically, we have things in our lives that are substantially more important than a clean house.
Family, jobs, obligations, fun. All these things can take your motivation to have a spotless house on the back-burner.
And rightfully so.
But I don’t wan’t to forget that motivation I felt to keep my house more presentable that I felt when I knew I had 15 minutes to whip it into shape.
The trick is holding on to that motivation. Even now, 2 days removed, I feel more blasé about it than I did in the moment.
In an effort to stay motivated, I turned to one of my favorite sources to ‘get up and go’.
Quotes from the internet.
Below, I’ve curated the best motivation quotes to keep your house clean. I hope you find one (or several) that are useful to you in your mission.
Some are funny. Some are anti-motivation…they get you moving just so you don’t have to feel that way!
But each serve their own purpose.
I hope you enjoy!
Quotes about cleaning
“I’ve vacuumed over that bobby pin five times. I guess I’m going to have to bend and pick it up. – Unknown
“That’s the only thing you can do with a mess. Start cleaning it up, a little at a time.” – Lisa Wingate
“The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment.” – Marie Kondo
“Nothing inspires cleanliness more than an unexpected guest.” – Radhika Mundra
“You don’t get anything clean without getting something else dirty.” – Cecil Baxter
“Housework can’t kill you, but why take the chance?” – Phyllis Diller
“My idea of a superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors.” – Bette Midler
“I’ve always enjoyed doing dishes. Maybe it was the fashionable yellow gloves that I loved so much. It’s weird, I know, but I find cleaning cathartic.” – Rachel Nichols
“My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.” – Erma Bombeck
“Housekeeping ain’t no joke.” – Louisa Mae Alcott
“Cleaning and organizing is a practice not a project.” – Meagan Francis
Quotes about de-cluttering
“Minimalism isn’t about removing things you love. It’s about removing the things that distract you from the things you love.” – Joshua Becker
“Having a simplified, uncluttered home is a form of self-care.” – Emma Scheib
“Outer order contributes to inner calm.” – Gretchen Ruben
“The question of what you want to own is also the question of how you want to live your life.” – Marie Kondo
“Clutter is the physical manifestation of unmade decisions fueled by procrastination.” – Christina Scalise
“Under the influence of clutter, we may underestimate how much time we’re giving to the less important stuff.” – Zoë Kim
“Instead of thinking I am losing something when I clear clutter, I dwell on what I might gain.” – Lisa J. Shultz
“Picture your dream home. I bet it’s not filled with clutter.” – Joshua Becker
“You don’t have to face every skeleton in your closet before you can make some room in there!” – Carmen Klassen
Bringing it all together
If you didn’t realize there were so many wise people out there talking about cleaning…well
…neither did I.
But I know a good read through this list already has me wanting to put my computer down and get up and clean.
Besides, I’ve got stuff I shoved under the bet that needs to be put away (or de-cluttered).\
If you’re looking for a perfect method for keeping your house clean all the time, take a look at how I use Google to keep my house clean.
Let’s not waste any more time.
Let’s get up, clean, declutter, and live a better life!
Whose with me?
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