Um, I think I need to join. I have been in denial for quite some time, since in my head I AM a tidy, clean, organized person. That is just not the way it is playing out in this (rather) new stage of life for me called parenthood, and especially now that I am pregnant with #2 and really, really tired. So I am experiencing some major congnitive dissonance! DD is almost 3, we have 2 big and very hairy elderly dogs (read: as many accidents as puppies these days) and dh does not get stressed out by dog hair, dust, nasty toilets or sinks. He does do the dishes frequently, however. Our house is also VERY small and has no storage space. I am pretty good about regularly purging things, but I am thinking we lack a few tools for organization like shelves in our storage areas and a closet organizer in the front hall plus multiple storage bins. Those unfortunately will cost a bit of money and require dh the time to install, so right now I need to work with what I have, since neither the money nor dh's time is there. Soon though, I hope!
My goal I guess would be to establish a regular routine for tidying and a weekly routine for cleaning for DH and I. I do have someone come to my house every month or two to help me deep clean the bathrooms and our laminate floors. It takes her about 2 hours and I pay her $15 an hour. That is REALLY hard for me, because I have told myself over and over that I could save the money and just do it myself. But I wasn't doing it myself. So it does help, because both jobs seem like a huge undertaking for me energy wise. I know that having my floors cleaned once a month is probably not enough, but I vaccum in between and just knowing that there is a date on the calendar that it will be done helps with my stress level.
So my list for today:
Vaccum the whole house
Change fish bowl and then scour the kitchen sink
Put away the clean laundry
Is it horrible that a list of 3 (okay 4) things totally overwhelms me right now?
Edited to add: Okay, dd just found a dog hair in her applesauce. Seriously, this is gross...