No Housework Day
April 12, 2013
No Housework Day is always celebrated on April 7th.
No Housework Day is a chance to do anything, except housework. Better still, have someone else do the chores for a day. Housework is a daily, seemingly endless and repetitive group of tasks. It often goes unrecognized and worst of all....is taken for granted. But, watch out! If the dishes aren't done, or there are no clean towels, everyone notices!
It is not known who started No Housework Day or when it was first celebrated. More than likely, it was originated by someone who was tired of doing the daily chores and just needed a day off. They threw up their hands and said something like, "That's it! I'm taking a day off from all of this work!"
Quotations about Housework
- "Nature abhors a vacuum. And so do I." ~Anne Gibbons
- "Our house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy." ~Author Unknown
- "Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing." ~Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints, 1966
- "The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I've ever seen that I didn't have to clean." ~Erma Bombeck
- "Dust is a protective covering for fine furniture." ~Mario Burata
The Library has numerous resources to help make the housework you must do easier. In the catalog under the subject "house cleaning" and shelf location "adult nonfiction," there are 146 titles listed. Among the many listings are Nontoxic Housecleaning by Amy Noyes, House of Havoc: How to Make and Keep a Beautiful Home, and The Ultimate Accidental Housewife: Your Guide to a Clean Enough-House.
Whoever the genius was who first created this day, we salute you!
Blue Springs South Branch