Housework can kill you if done right.
Have you ever taken anything out of the clothes basket because it had become, relatively, the cleaner thing?
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.
Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.
At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.
The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I've ever seen that I didn't have to clean.
They shared the chores of living as some couples do-she did most of the work and he appreciated it.
A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life.
Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day.
The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
You won't do any more housework Then you go to the bin.
Man is made for something better than disturbing dirt.
We labor to make a house a home, then every time we're expecting visitors, we rush to turn it back into a house.
Perhaps all artists were, in a sense, housewives: tenders of the earth household.
You sometimes see a woman who would have made a Joan of Arc in another century and climate, threshing herself to pieces over all the mean worry of housekeeping.
I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It's amazing how it cheers one up to shred orange and scrub the floor.
Old houses mended, Cost little less than new before they're ended.
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!'
Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else. This is not advice, it is merely custom.
But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture finished and put inside boxes.
The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters - from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number - a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him.
A man's home is his castle, and his wife is the janitor
I always thought a yard was three feet, then I started mowing the lawn.
The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state, for labor is toil that never finishes, toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed, toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process
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