How clean is your house?
I'm a dreadful housekeeper. Seriously! Years ago I discovered that I could either keep my house clean, or my yard well-groomed. Then I had kids and that whittled away at my time so that I decided I could either keep things straightened up or I could keep things clean. Kids are (mostly) grown now, I retired last summer, so I thought I would finally be able to keep up with things, but it's nearly as messy as ever! Two adults, two young adults, two dogs, one cat and I just can't keep up!
In theory, the two-legged beasts in the house SHOULD be picking up behind themselves, and the kids, at least, are responsible for their own laundry, too, but ARGH! Pet hair, dust, leaves tracked in, dirty dishes that appear in the sink and on the counter overnight! How do other people seem to have such tidy houses? Am I the only one in America without a maid, or at least a crew of cleaning elves that pop in and out while I sleep? Is your home clean enough for visitors to drop in? How do you do it? HELP!