After a weekend of catching up on chores, your house is sparkling: The beds are made, there are no dishes in the sink and you finally vacuumed those Cheerios up from under the couch. But by Wednesday, everything is a disaster again. How does your neighbor’s house always look so spic and span, even when you pop by for an announced visit? Here are the seven habits of highly effective cleaners. Take notes.
This piece originally appeared on PureWow.