Anyway, I am not a good deep cleaner. I am also not an organized cleaner. Often I didn't do laundry until someone in the family was out of some crucial type of clothing OR the baby's basket was overflowing (why that one bothered me more than mine, I have NO idea). I also know that I have certain "triggers" that set me over the edge. For me it is dirty counters and dishes in the sink. I think for hubs it is piles of toys sitting around the house.
How to solve this problem? 1) Face the fact that at SOME point I am going to have to deep clean my house. 2) Come up with a way to stay on top of the daily stuff without going nuts. This is what I came up with:
It hits all of the "will go off the deep end" areas on a daily basis, gives me structure for laundry and that madness and even reminds me to clean my child :) I still don't follow it exactly...for example, I hate to dust so usually I look at the box and think 'eh, next week. I know it defeats the purpose but dusting...really? I also re-arrange my schedule based on what is going on. I know that Saturdays I am not usually home, Sunday is family day and Monday I am catching up with work and I have Bible study so those are my three "easy" days. Friday I stack the most on because once hubs is at work I figure there is no reason I can't tackle the majority of it.
Anyway, it is not a science but this house chores list certainly makes my life simpler!