A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 13, 2014
“Make yourself at home! Clean my kitchen”

"Make yourself at home! Clean my kitchen” ia a jocular saying that has been printed on many signs. The saying has been cited in print since at least 1999.

“Make yourself at home! Clean my house” has been used less frequently.


Google Groups: alt.tv.frasier
Ponders
TREES2LUV
1/11/99
Here are some things to read if you all get bored, lol.  But I was thinking some of them are perfect for a few people on this ng.  Maybe they could be good sigs.  haha.  Be warned, there’s alot.  grin
New sayings that should be on buttons…

1. Well, this day was a total waste of make-up.
2. Make yourself at home! Clean my kitchen.

Google Groups: rec.food.cooking
Great Northern beans - do they go by another name?
IMOCKU
1/25/99
(...)
Ilene (LI, NY)
“Make yourself at home - clean my kitchen”
Potential button saying.

Google Books
Pastor Tim’s Cleanlaugh Collection
Filtered and presented by Cybersalt.org
Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing
2001
Pg. 70:
Make yourself at home! Clean my kitchen.

Arcanum Cafe
Favorite T shirts...or ones you wished there were…
Delsol
06-14-2003, 11:34 AM
I’ve got this on an apron:
“Make yourself at home, clean my kitchen.”

Google Books
It’s Always Darkest Before the Fridge Door Opens
By Martha O. Bolton and Phil Callaway
Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers
2006
Pg. ?:
Make yourself at home: Clean my kitchen.

Twitter
Funny One Liners
‏@funnyoneliners
Make yourself at home… clean my kitchen.  (via @laughslast)
9:24 AM - 16 Jun 2009

Twitter
RagsNehali
‏@RagsNehali
Make yourself at home, clean my kitchen - http://bit.ly/7sUG3
- Retro Humorous Post It Holders
1:00 PM - 30 Aug 2009

Google Books
Irish Signs and Notices
By Des MacHale
Blackrock, County Dublin: Mercer Press
2010
Pg. 22:
MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME
CLEAN MY KITCHEN

Twitter
Ashley ⚓
‏@MissElCee
Wow! I just won this for free, 5 humorous RECIPE CARDS - “MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME! CLEAN MY HOUSE! http://www.listia.com/r24eon/670045 #listia
8:39 PM - 18 Aug 2011

Google Books
Typically Gillian
By Gillian Firth
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2013
Pg. 325:
There’s a postcard in this room, it says: Make yourself at home! Clean my kitchen. 

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