LOL!!! Tip-tip shape? My house? HAHAHAHA...
But okay, I've learned to focus more on floors... everyone who lives here has a habit of dropping things (toys, shoes, trash) and leaving it there, and the floors are usually the last thing I get around to cleaning, but a clean floor really does make a big difference to the overall appearance of my house.
Also, sometimes I have to force myself to start in another room besides the kitchen - the kitchen will have to be cleaned everyday, but when I start there, sometimes I never get to the other rooms.
Enlist help... for me that's my 3.5year old son. I ask him to pick up his toys or carry things from one room to another for me. He's the best helper I have.
Turn a blind eye. Not too often. But sometimes, you just have to resign to the fact that it's not a showroom-house...people actually live there!
That was 4, so for #5 I'll say pare down & organize... one day I'll get there!
at 1:44 AM on Aug. 1, 2010