You may know one OR you may be one of them... that person who no matter what is happening in your life, the house is ALWAYS clean!
And if you're not that person, fear not... here are the top 3 secrets of people whose homes are ALWAYS clean so you can be one too!:
1. THEY KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLEAN AND TIDY:
A home can be clean where all surfaces are sparkling, carpets and rugs vacuumed and there's not a single speck of dust to be seen... BUT if the beds are unmade, toys are scattered everywhere, clothes strewn all over the floor and junk taking up space on benchtops then the house will not LOOK clean because it's not tidy!
2. THEY 'TIDY' EVERY DAY AND MAKE IT PART OF THEIR ROUTINE:
People who have really clean homes don't wait until it gets so bad they then spend hours and hours cleaning it up. They have a daily routine to keep on top of things. It might be as simple as straightening the cushions, putting a load of dishes on, and putting away stray clothes before they go to bed each night. Or they have each family member put one or two things away at the end of the day. Another thing they do is clean as they go so the mess never piles up.
3. THEY DON'T "COLLECT" THINGS - THEY ONLY HAVE WHAT THEY NEED / WANT / LOVE:
It's hard for a home to look cluttered when its' owners don't hoard things but instead have only what they need/want/love (i.e.: they live minimally). And what they do have is neatly stored and organised well so it never gets untidy in the first place.
Create a rewards chores chart and involve your family in helping to stay on top of the household tasks. Make everyone else assist you in your goal to keeping a clean and tidy home.