This thread is making me want to use a timer every day for a week or so to record *exactly* how much time we (every family member) spends cleaning our home!
When I first read this thread I'm like, there's NO way I spend 2 hours a day.
Between loading the dishwasher
putting it all away
doing a load of laundry a day
doing some sort of organizational project
taking care of the dog
cleaning up after DS and DH
making/cleaning up from meals
putting away shopping
I bet I do spend 2 hours a day. I usually have one solid hour in the morning then little bits throughout the day. No wonder when I worked my house was always messy! LOL. And I have a maid. If I had to clean this house too...I think it takes them about 6 man-hours (they are here 2 - 2.5 hours with 3 people) to clean this house so that would add at least another hour to each day - and I'm not as fast as them, or as good.
But I will say that my house is almost always company ready. It makes me much happier and less stressed to have an organized house. I HATE when I can't find something or can't see the kitchen table. I do usually slack on the weekends so by Monday I have a chunk to do but I like relaxing instead of cleaning Sat/Sun.