Ok, perhaps not despair.
I am finding the more things I do at home, the more messy my home becomes.
Eg. My recyclables that I plan to use for raising seeds are forming a tower on the porch (alongside the tower of stinky bags from my friend who regularly gives me bags of guinea pig manure). My paths are full of mud from my tramping through the 'farm' in the rain. I spilled some lye when soap making and now have a lovely big splash mark on the porch. I have dirty buckets lying around because they're constantly in use, muddy tools and piles of leaves. The interior has largely remained in acceptable condition, although I have bought enjo cloths to do my bit with washing the cloths instead of throwing them out and they are starting to smell despite frequently washing. I am constantly getting dirty and lately I've noticed my clothes and hand towels getting muddy. Like who can clean out a chicken coop and look pristine?
So, I can accept that this may be my lot, to have the mess that comes with doing a lot of 'dirty' work, but does any other ALSers have tidy houses and tidy yards despite doing a lot of stuff and have strategies for keeping them that way???
I wish I had a robot maid... :shrug: