My housekeeping skills are...lacking (read: nearly non-existent). Several years ago (probably pre-Paige) I started the FLYlady system but, as with all my bright ideas, I didn't stick with it. I'm ready to try again, though. If you aren't familiar with her, she is a pretty common sense, although a bit too organized for me, housekeeper.
I am not going full-on though, I've picked the things that make the most difference and actually bug me. So, here's my abbreviated FLY:
Spend 5 minutes a day, with the kidlets, on these things:
shine sinks (her personal number one)
straighten coffee table
straighten top of microwave
empty trash cans if needed
empty dishwasher if needed
make to-do list
file or trash mail
fold clean laundry
make bed (read: throw duvet on straight)
Do one of these things each day so they get done at least weekly:
That's it. Surely I can keep that up, right?? If that becomes a habit I might try to add in some of the other stuff she does, but even if I don't the house will be so much better!