We have a large house, 5 kids and 4 indoor pets (2 cats and 2 dogs) and I cannot stand mess lol!! I have to keep ontop of the dishes, the laundry, the vaccuming, the bathrooms and general tidying to keep myself sain. The kids have to make their beds everymorning and fold their pj's and they have to keep their toys tidy. Once a month i do a major clean.
However...in the 20 yrs I have been doing this...there is no way to keep the house clean unless you clean all the time!