Wouldn't it be something to just twitch your nose like Samantha did on the classic Bewitched and your house would be instantly clean and orderly? That may not be impossible, but there are things you can do to keep your house clean that can make it almost a pleasure. The trick is in being organized and consistent. Here are some ideas that might help.
Enlist The Family - Think about how much easier it would be if you had helpers!
Think about having a family meeting where you set some goals together. Asking each family member to go through personal belongings would be a great place to start. As they go through their things, ask them to make a stack for charity, another one for items that can be placed in a family yard sale, and yet another stack that would go right to the trash bin.
Working as teams might be a great idea. For example, one team could be in charge of keeping the family room, living room and dining room looking nice by dusting, polishing furniture, and wiping fingerprints off walls. Another team would work on the utility room and the kitchen, including the refrigerator and stove.
Concentrate on different rooms on specified days. For example, bathrooms could be done on Mondays, the kitchen on Tuesdays, living areas on Wednesdays, and so on. Think about leaving Saturdays and Sundays free for family time.
Enlist Professionals - Sometimes outside help is a big boost.
Do you have carpets? Even though you can shampoo them yourself, professionals can often do a better job, as they have the training to treat stains and to lift dirt and grime out of the carpets.
Perhaps you have wooden floors. If so, professionals can buff them so that they'll look like new. State-of-the-art equipment can be used on tile floor and grout to make them look as gorgeous as the day they were installed.
Having professionals, like Clear Blue Window Cleaners, come to your home to clean your windows is another great idea. It's safer too, especially if you have very high windows. The workers will bring long brushes and other equipment that will be used to leave your windows sparkling and streak-free. In addition, cleansers that are used will be friendly to the environment.
Having professionals come to your home on a regular basis may not be as expensive as you think. And the result of having your house look beautiful will be worth the investment.