I know this is an old thread and I hope you've come up with ways to keep your home tidy. Here's what I did when I started out: I wrote down everything that needed to be done daily, weekly, and monthly in the house. Some of the things that I feel are needed done on a daily basis are things some people do once a week. Some of my once a week things some people do once a month. It all depends on you, really. Then I assigned chores to various days of the week. I always take Saturday and Sunday "off" (except for cooking and basic kitchen chores). It generally works very well. If something comes up (for example, I have a meeting on Tuesday), I divide my Tuesday chores between Monday and Wednesday to get them done.