Lets face it, I hate cleaning. I would rather relax by a pool with a great book and a pina colada in hand. Alas, I cannot always be on vacation and the reality of it is, I would rather make some effort than to live in a dump.
One of the best tips I have found to ensure my home says clean and organized is to break tasks into different days. Totally helped things click for me and keeps my home peaceful.
Now, most of the time I have cleaning spurts where I will get so determined I have to clean everything until it is perfect. Unfortunately, those only happen once or twice a month. And when they do, my husband conveniently retreats to his man cave, the bathroom.
Though, I must say he was awesome and helped me clean my car out at midnight last night… We were up late and I REALLY just wanted it done! haha
Anyways, I have found if I do a few small tasks each day, my house stays relatively clean.
My cleaning schedule: Most of the time I mix it up based on need (and procrastination).
Everyday: Load and unload dishwasher, wipe down kitchen and bathroom counters, and do at least one load of laundry; fold, and put away (throw in hamper to sit there forever and die)
Monday: dust furniture and clean floors- mop, sweep, vacuum
Tuesday: Change bedding and wash
Wednesday: (RE) Organize closets, rooms, clutter areas (kitchen counters, coffee table, desk, etc.)
Thursday: Deep clean bathroom- shower/bath tub, toilet, counters/sink, mirror, drawers/cabinets, restock, etc.
Friday: Windows and fridge/freezer (clean out, inventory, restock)
Saturday: Make my meal plan for the week and free day
Sunday: Free day- Church, Fun day, and pick up my coupons from the paper
About once a month I will throw in stuff that I do not feel like doing every week- deep cleaning oven/stove scrubbing, baseboards, and if I need to swap out holiday stuff/seasonal clothing, etc.
Hope this helps!