Part of making a home beautiful is actually the maintenance. It’s not always as fun as decorating a room, but it is necessary. Here’s a good tip that I need to remember more often:
Sweep and/or dust-mop the main rooms (with heaviest traffic – for us, this is the living room, dining room, and kitchen) daily.
It may be that your house naturally stays cleaner than ours, and will not need dust-mopping as frequently… No, I’m serious. Our house is fronted by a dusty dirt (specifically, chert) road, our driveway is the same chert, and my brothers and father are always doing very dirty things around the farm. So, dust-mopping daily is really pretty necessary.
As a hint if you’re busy choosing your flooring right now, dark floors show everything. They’re beautiful when clean, but any dust, crumbs, or anything else will show on them almost immediately. I would recommend going with something a little lighter… A nice middle-ground between very light and very dark. 🙂