Develop a system, a routine of house cleaning, and then do not clean because company is coming, clean on your regular schedule and let company come who may- if they come before you’ve gotten to the point in your schedule where you scour the bathroom sinks- oh, well. They were scoured recently since you follow your schedule, right?
I read this in a book. We sort of do this. Right now we are in the midst of a boatload of company who have been cycling in and out since last Friday and we might be done by next Tuesday (a total of 13 people in four or five waves), yet the dust on my living room furniture is so deep you can write your name in it and the dusty outline will be three dimensional. But we haven’t dusted yet because it’s not dusting month yet this year.
I kid, I kid.
We don’t have a dusting month.
More tips here, and most of them are genuine.=)