It is a "no-brainer" that cleaning is a necessary part of life. The challenge is staying on top of it!
Have you ever had guests show up unexpectedly and you've said, "My house was clean this morning."
If you are the parent of preschoolers, toddlers or infants; special grace is extended to you! Young children can sweep in like a tornado; destroying any clean and organized space. For the rest of us, we may be running out of legitimate excuses.
Staying on top of a clean environment requires establishing routines. We have routines for work, we just need to transfer the concept of routines to our home environment. In fact, it has been said that maintenance is always more effective than a big cleanup. Maintenance can save up to two thirds of your time than doing a big cleanup.
So in light of the benefits of maintenance, what routines would be most helpful for you? Answer that and then you will be prepared to set up a plan of action.