“Tidy the house” is one of the last things I do before bed everyday. I don’t always have time to clean as much as I would like to, but I always take time to tidy. Why? A tidy house gives the illusion of a clean house. It helps combat feeling overwhelmed by mess. A tidy house is much easier to clean and it just looks good!
“Tidy the house” for me means going through each room and putting it in order. For example, I usually start with the living room. I fold up the quilts, put the couch pillows in place, straighten the magazines, remove any dishes – whatever else needs done to make the room look orderly. Then I move to the next room and do the same thing. It’s really just a matter of putting things away.
It sounds like a big undertaking. It isn’t. If you do it regularly throughout the day – or delegate it to your minions, it doesn’t take very long and your house is always a few minutes away from being company ready.