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Cleaning is one of those things that you either love to do or feel like you have to motivate yourself to do it. Cleaning is just one of the things that we have to do, but we all have our own standards and levels of cleaning that we expect in our homes and our environments. That being said, even the Mrs Hinch’s amongst us need a little motivation every now and again. So I have found some of the best quotes to motivate you to clean your home.
Motivational quote to encourage you to clean your home
“For every minute spent organising, an hour is gained” – Benjamin Franklin
This is a great way to think about cleaning and organising your home. The more time you spend doing it, the more in order your home will be. Therefore, it gives you the opportunity to have more time long-term for other things. Maybe that is spending time with your children or working.
“So, we have a paradox where washing the dishes one time is seemingly unimportant. But washing them 10,000 times (consistently, every day) is important because that repetition ensures that we always have plates and silverware at our disposal. But we can’t wash the dishes 10,000 times unless we start by washing them once. A single action done correctly and repeatedly makes all the difference in our lives.” – Alex Kakuyo
This is a clever quote that I just had to share. It might be a little long-winded and not one you might be able to repeat back often as a mantra to help you clean. But it definitely gives you food for thought. Doing something once doesn’t seem important, but there are jobs we have to consistently do. This example is dishes, but it could be washing, hoovering up, tidying things, cleaning your toilet, etc. But we can’t do all of those things all of the time unless we do it once. And doing something once properly sets up good habits for the future.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing” – Walt Disney
It is very self-explanatory, but the very best way to get something done is just to start. Cleaning can feel overwhelming, but the longer we leave things, the more hard work they may become. Instead, just start. It might just be a few jobs here and there or making a start on a full house clean. But once you start there is no going back.
“When your environment is clean, you feel happy, motivated, and healthy” – Layla Gifty Akita
I think we can all agree that a clean and tidy house can have such a positive impact on you mentally. It can help to inspire, make you productive, and also leave you feeling calmer. If those things are not motivation enough to clean, I don’t know what is.
“The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment” – Marie Kondo
Another quote that is all about how your environment plays a vital role in positive mental health. Cleaning can help you to feel the happiness within your environment, and therefore doing it can be motivation to help you feel more positive.
“Nothing inspired cleanliness more than an unexpected guest” – Radhika Mundra
This is so true. We have all been there, haven’t we? That phone call to say someone is on their way around to your home, or that impending knock on the door that can happen unexpectedly. It inspires the mad dash clean, but it can also motivate you to keep on top of your home and leave it in a semi-resentable state that will make you feel comfortable.
“My idea of a superwoman is someone who scrubs their own floors” – Bette Midler
Superwomen have a different meaning to all of us, but Bette Middler really is shouting out for all the women here. It is true, you are a superwoman for cleaning your home. Yes of course it is something that we do for cleanliness and for our environment, but why shouldn’t these chores be celebrated?
“The best time for planning a book is while doing your dishes” – Agatha Christie
When cleaning, your mind can become clearer, and this can be the best time to think about things or be creative. You might not be writing a book, but you may be a content creator, might have ideas for work, or even things to do with your kids. Use the time wisely and be productive not just physically but also mentally.
Hopefully, these quotes will help you to feel motivated to clean your home.