Most of us find it hard to keep up with housework. But it's actually possible to have an extremely clean house. Check out seven tips from 'cleaning experts', whatever that means. 

First things first. Make your bed as soon as you get up in the morning. It should become a regular part of your routine just like brushing your teeth and getting dressed.

Don't procrastinate. Dealing with stuff later means you accumulate clutter. So don't create 'piles'. Go through stuff immediately and organize it on the spot.

Break down jobs into manageable chunks. Assign certain rooms to days of the week. Clean the bathroom every Tuesday, and do the laundry on Sunday. Try to get the major chores done early in the week.

Get an empty basket and toss everything into it that doesn't belong in the room you're cleaning. Then walk around your house and redistribute stuff to its proper spot. I also have a box for things that need to go to a second hand store. Once it is full, take it away.

Motivate yourself. Blast your favorite music while you go at it, and set time limits and offer yourself rewards for completed jobs. Never hurts to crank it up. Don't worry what others think about you doing your best (or worst) dance moves behind the vacuum.

Hide cleaning supplies in each room. Most people keep all their cleaning supplies in one place, under the kitchen sink. Instead, tuck some supplies into every room.

Finally, invite people over. You know that you are on a tight deadline and you'll get your house clean before they arrive. With the holiday season on the horizon, now might be a good time to schedule carpet cleaning and all of the other tedious items you forgot about over the summer.