I have a cleaner, in between her coming I clean as I go. My house is spotless but I only have a 13 month old DS, I do the things I need to do during his 1 x 3hr day sleep and still get enough time to watch Dr Phil and eat my lunch in peace!
I like to watch an episode or two of 'Hoarders' and 'How Clean Is Your House' and then I feel like a cleaning superwoman
Seriously I do a big clean each week (whole house) and day to day just tidy as I go. Kitchen is done every day and I have a digital stick Dyson which is fabulous in between proper vacuuming. You do waaaaaaay more than me but I'm generally happy with the state of my home so I'll stick to what I'm doing ;-)
yes i keep a tidy house but i also have a life. check lists would do my head in and id honestly feel like a slave!
i simply clean and tidy as i go, or if i see something that needs doing, i do it then and there.
I get dh to put a password lock on the computers so I don't spend all day on Fb and bubhub, its amazing how much work I get done around the house then lol
I'm currently training myself to shut the door on the mess and go out and have fun. I am getting so depressed at the constant monotony of cleaning that I have had to rethink my life. I don't want my kids to remember me like this. I have no idea if our house was clean or not growing up, I just remember Mum did lots of fun stuff with us and that's what I want my kids to remember too.
Now I'm going to clean as I go and what doesn't get done wont kill us!
OP I love your ideas! I don't know if I could get to it all but I still highly rate it! Might pinch and adapt too.
Oh and I haven't read all the replies but Shannon lush has great ideas for cleaning and how to keep on top of cleaning
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