I've been spending more time lately cleaning my house than I used to. I'm happy that I am putting in the effort.
Ordinarily we have enough spider webs around here to have a haunted house in September. Ordinarily there is the detritus of children cluttering up at least one room. (I try not to have it overtake the whole house.) Ordinarily the house slips into entropy, requiring the expenditure of energy to put it back in order.
But I think that clean surfaces, neatness, and "a place for everything and everything in its place" are all very elegant.