This is us. The first thing is to realize that not everything has to be done every week. So I've got lists for every week, every two weeks, once a month, every 3 months, every 6 months, and once a year. On cleaning day, we do all the every week stuff, and whatever "extra" stuff has come up on the calendar. We do the kitchen every week, bathrooms and vacuuming every other week, clean out garbages and dust once a month, clean out the refrigerator once in three months... but your own schedule will depend on your habits, your tolerance level, and how dirty different things get in your house!
Mom to a little boy (June 2009)