We are a messy family. I can tell my kids to clean up but then realised that my own space is filled with old craft projects, baskets of laundry and dust bunnies generous enough to call themselves Jessica Rabbit. I have one friend with kids who has an exceptionally tidy and clean house and I think this article from Apartment Therapy pretty much sums up her secrets. Reading this will probably not change my behaviour but at least it makes me feel like things could be different if we really needed them to be. Go forth and tidy! (or not).