I've never been fond of housecleaning (is there anyone who is??). I've always taken a bit of a different approach to the whole nonsense. :)
I started by making a list of all the household duties that are required in keeping house. I then divided the list into 15-20 minute sets of chores. I assign these lists to days of the week, Monday-Friday.
The idea is that I take 15-20 minutes every day to do a few chores towards house cleaning, and by the end of the week the entire house has been cleaned without me having to take half a day to do it. Divide and conquer! :)
The only exception is laundry, which I [have to] do every single day. I have assigned a day to each person in the house, and their laundry gets done on that day. For instance, I do mine and hubby's laundry on Mondays and Thursdays, the boys have Tuesdays and Fridays, and my daughter gets Wednesdays (along with the towels). Sheets I do on Saturdays.
My schedule for house cleaning is as follows:
Monday: clean kitchen, vacuuming
Tuesday: mending, bills
Wednesday: clean bathrooms
Thursday: brush/bathe the dog, vacuuming
Friday: dust/polish, sweep entry
How to you organize your housekeeping tasks?