I like to keep my house what I call "socially" clean. Menaing if someone was to pop in for a unexpected visit or I wanted to have last minute freinds over there would not be too much to clean up. I keep the kitchen area, living room and bathrooms clean. Our room, kids room and playroom are hit and miss. I don't fuss about those rooms unless we have playgroup at my house and I make my kids clean up the bedroom and I do the playroom, just enough so no small pieces are on the floor and the kids can get around. Honestly 90% of the time our bedrooms are a mess, but I can shut those doors. I have a silly thing I tell my friends but it is true for me." You have seen my house all cleaned once, that is good enough for me. You know that I have the potential, but not the time or interest in keeping it that way." Usually when I have a freind to my home for the first time I will do a real clean, make it as perfect as possible. Then that is it, they saw it that way once, I don't worry about it again. I would rather enjoy the compnay then worry about getting ready for the compnay.
I am trying a new thng and being less cluttered because I think with my personanlity type it is a stress factor. I just realized it this weekend and have been working on it alot more.
I have relaxed ALOT with my cleaning I was very anal about it, but I love my sponataneous friends and our time with our kids. My kids thrive on that more then "hey mommy is staying home today to clean house"