One, as I mentioned, is Melissia just saying that she pops her head in her daughter's room a few times a day and puts anything away not being played with.
I cannot tell you what a difference this has made in my head and my spirit!
Spending thirty seconds cleaning up three or four times a day is Infinitely preferable to three days every two or three weeks. Obvious to some, maybe, but when you have the rest of the house in need of almost equal attention, it's easy to think "this is not a priority"!
I thank you sincerely for those simple words.
Next - my sister Kim suggested separate laundry baskets for everyone.
We have a HUGE
Sorting the clean laundry out of the dryer into five different baskets (one also for rags and towels and sheets) has made a HUGE difference also in my temperament and our general aggravation.
I know there are people like flylady, and all that stuff, but I don't operate well under someone else's ideas. I do best to spend the necessary time in each room each day (when the house is clean), say fifteen minutes in each (dusting, polishing, vacuuming).
But ideas such as "do this" and "don't do that" never sit well with me. (too rebellious, I guess.)
Anyway - these ideas were/are life savers, and I just wanted to say thanks for making my life so much easier. My heart is lighter, my head is clearer, and my spirit feels free.
And now I'm off to happily clean my house!