I totally understand when you are working, and having a life. House cleaning just seems to keep getting pushed off the list of to do's. It finally reaches a point where you look around and have no idea where to start. I get it. We all have times like these. But know that the stress you are feeling can be relieved by having a clean house. If you can't afford to have someone come in and clean it for you, the best place to start is either the kitchen, or the bathroom. These rooms hold the most bacteria and need to disinfected. You don't have to do the entire house in one day. Just start in one room and maybe do the kitchen and living room one day, and the bathroom and bedroom another day. You will feel so much better when you get your house all clean and shiny.