I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on.
My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.
Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it.
Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.
My favorite way of getting out of doing chores is by acting like I'm asleep. But it never works.
Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else. This is not advice, it is merely custom.
My idea of superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors.
My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
No one likes doing chores. In happiness surveys, housework is ranked down there with commuting as activities that people enjoy the least. Maybe that's why figuring out who does which chores usually prompts, at best, tense discussion in a household and, at worst, outright fighting.
Many husbands today pitch in to help with household chores - it's called partnership.
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.
I'm eighteen years behind in my ironing. There's no use doing it now, it doesn't fit anybody I know.
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.
I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.
The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?
Have you ever taken anything out of the clothes basket because it had become, relatively, the cleaner thing?
By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.
More fundamentally, it is a dream that does not die with the onset of manhood: the dream is to play endlessly, past the time when you are called home for dinner, past the time of doing chores, past the time when your body betrays you past time itself.
They shared the chores of living as some couples do-she did most of the work and he appreciated it.
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse.
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!'
When it comes to housework the one thing no book of household management can ever tell you is how to begin. Or maybe I mean why.
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