Ok, I'm finally admitting my housecleaning challenges....help please....
I would like to do things like sort through my clothes and organize my closet, organize family photos, rearrange furniture, etc. but I constantly feel like I am catching up with housework that is so basic - like things lying on the floor, dishes in the sink - and then it's time to go somewhere or make breakfast or clean up the mess my toddler was making while I was cleaning the other mess. It's like I'm on defense and never get to play offense. I can only think of two ways to get out of this vicious cycle:
1) Have a whole day to myself in the house (no husband or kids) and catch up.
2) Have a better routine where housework is built in so things don't pile up as much.
Do those work? How can I get started?
Please advise, sympathize, commiserate, etc.