Only when I'm sick for awhile does the house get behind. Several years ago when my kids were still young...I was sick and tired of feeling like nothing ever stayed clean and organized. Overall I had to come up with a better cleaning and organizing system for our household, and I went through room by room and threw away, donated, carloads of stuff (no joke). It was the BEST thing I ever could have done. It minimized everyone's STUFF, closets, drawers, bedrooms and well.....when everyone is minimized there's just less junk and clutter and less to clean somehow.
Also, I used to use a site called "Fly Lady.net" :link:http://flylady.net/ to help me with my motivation because I was so frustrated. It helped me alot and my home is much more efficient, clean. My kids are grown now (pretty much anyway) but I attribute all I learned to that site and Heloise, Martha Stewart, LOL.
I can totally relate to your frustration.
at 7:44 PM on Jun. 8, 2011