Thursday, December 8, 2011

4th Quotes of Christmas

Here are some cleaning quotes to perk you up when you're cleaning for holiday visitors!

"I clean up after others, for others."

"Dirt doesn't bother me, I just avoid it."
"If you can't do the work, don't bring the dirt."

"The best part of cleaning is the five minutes after when you get to enjoy it."

Having company over, especially relatives who live far away, is one of my favorite things about Christmas. But it's also stressful. I want to put up extra decorations and have the house sparkly. Unfortunately the only way guests will see the house at its cleanest is to clean the whole thing right before they arrive. It's hard work, but worth the relaxation when I'm done. I can enjoy their visit without worrying about cleaning for a while. Ahh.

13 comments:

Angela Cothran said...

I'm a hyper cleaner. I can't function in clutter. If I ever watch Horders on TV it gives me a panic attack. Fun quotes :)

Abby Fowers said...

Love the quotes. It's so true. I recently found a quote: "Cleaning while the kids are home, is like shoveling while it's snowing."
SO TRUE!
But it is so wonderful when it's finally sparkly and clean and you can enjoy a few minutes of beauty!

Have fun with the relatives. :)

C R Ward said...

I hate doing housework, but I love a clean house. :-)

I'm like most people, I give it an extra polish when I've got company coming. Right now I'm waiting to hear from my sister as to whether she and her family are coming for Christmas so I know just how clean my house needs to be for the holidays. :-)

Jenny S. Morris said...

Love the wintry background and the quotes. I HATE cleaning, and if you have kids you really do have to do it right before people show up.

Hope you have lots of fun with your family and friends. ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The last one is so true! Because it vanishes so quickly.

Krista M said...

I actually kinda like cleaning and those quotes! :)

Laura said...

urgh... cleaning bad....
Lx

Laura Josephsen said...

That last quote is so fitting for me. ;)

Speaking of which, I need to clean my bathroom today. O_O

Anonymous said...

You know the best part of that was you saying you enjoy having family there. Yeah!!!!!

I'm at an age now that cleaning doesn't get done as often as when you girls were home. Over 40 years of dusting gets old.
mom

Christine Rains said...

I always clean like crazy before I know people are coming over. Most other times, I'm a pretty relaxed cleaner.

Heather Henry said...

I do the same when company comes too. There is no point in cleaning a few days ahead of time...it never lasts. I should invite company more often though, then my house would stay clean. :)

Heather M. Gardner said...

My house is too small to invite many over so we just travel a lot.
Always remember...people don't come to see your clean house they come to see you.
HMG

Dana said...

I love that last quote!