Many of my posts deal with the never-ending mess patrol. It can feel like a losing battle (I clean up, the kids make another mess), but more importantly, it is often the choice battle ground in a lot of marriages. Especially those with lots of young kids. Here's a great article with some smart tips:
But let's face it, with studies confirming that working wives are still pulling the majority of household task weight, this is a battle that won't be won. I guess it's the smart spouses who know enough to pitch in more (without being badgered into it) and who learn how to say 'thank you'.