I can't keep my house clean. Ever. This summer I have tried various ways of cleaning to see if one works better than the other. I have cleaned a room a day but that is frustrating because I feel like it is never done. I've cleaned all in one shot but that takes too much time and I dread doing it. I've also tried not cleaning it at all but then it starts to drive me crazy.
The one thing that I really like about cleaning (besides that for 5 fleeting minutes my house is clean) is my cleaning products. I have used Caldrea products for the past 5 years or so and I love them. We chose our scent to be Lavender Pine and I use the furniture polish, scrub and all purpose cleanser. They smell nice, they work really well, are earth friendly and I love the design on the bottles (although I am sad they took off the cleaning fairy, I really liked her). It might be a bit of a luxury to buy specialty cleaning products, but I say that anything that makes you happy and cleaning a bit more pleasurable is worth it!