Here are 3 easy rules to keeping your house clean and tidy:
#1 Never have a pet!
Having a pet, while good for companionship and guarding the house, will only result in the complete destruction of your home.
We have had a few over the years- am Amazon Parrot, a Jack Russell, a Golden Retriever, and Zoey the German Shepherd (the only one currently living in our home).
As an example I will include a picture of our home less than 24 hours after dust mopping. I do this daily.
Mmmmm hairballs. I will not include photographic evidence of the carpet she shredded, the hole she ate in the wall, and the floor she ate.
#2 Never have Kids!
Having kids, while rewarding and sweet, will only result in the complete destruction of your home.
I have three sons. That is all I will say on this subject.
#3 Never Work From Home!
I have stayed at home for 3 years now. At first I thought it would be nice to have so much extra time to get the house clean. Little did I realize that staying at home meant 10 times more mess to clean up!
My husband also works from home mostly, and I have started homeschooling my oldest son. Everyone is home, all of the time. Wow.
In conclusion, if you have any kind of life, your home will be dirty. The End.