How do you keep your home clean?

There's no big secret to keeping a house spotless. It just takes diligence. You're tired of spending your Saturdays cleaning, only to find on Monday that your house looks like you didn't do anything. So here are some tips that will help you keep your home clean and also keep your home looking great all week.

Sort and recycle paper as soon as possible

Mail, bills, store flyers, catalogs and school papers come in constantly. Putting them aside leads to a pile that takes over the dining table or kitchen counter. You may find the mail cluttering, but it's important that you take care of it each day when you bring it home. 

A shredder in the kitchen or in an equally accessible location makes it easier to deal with junk mail. Place bills in a sorter where you can pick them up on payday, and throw flyers in your recycling garbage can. The job is done.

Clear the sink of dishes

You know that relationship advice that suggests never going to bed angry? The same is true when it comes to property. You should never go to bed with dishes in the sink. Wash what needs to be washed and clear the way for the new day.

Put shoes away by the front door

Every night before you go to bed, gather up loose shoes. Also, leave one pair per person by the front door, and put all other pairs in closets and bedrooms where they belong.

Wipe down kitchen and bathroom counters

With no dishes or mail cluttering the counter, this should be an easy task. Grab a wipe or rag and wipe everything down. Sweep the kitchen floor. You can't do one without the other. Wipe the crumbs off the countertop onto the floor, then sweep the floor.