Let me start by saying that I really don't like cleaning. In fact, I pretty much hate it. However, I will say that I LOVE the feeling of a clean house. It is so relaxing to be in a space that smells and looks clean and fresh. Cleanliness is next to Godliness....right?? So, in order to combat the funk one step at a time, I have adopted a daily list of chores. Here is a sample of what my list looks like:
Tuesday: Vacuum & Dust
Wednesday: Laundry (split loads between M&W), clean kitchen appliances
Thursday: Clean bathrooms & mirrors around the house
Friday: Vacuum & mop floors (mopping floors sometimes done throughout the week too, as needed)
Saturday & Sunday: NOTHING
I'm not including daily chores like picking up, making beds, cleaning kitchen, cleaning up dog hair, watering plants, or whatever else needs immediate attention on a particular day. I also don't have monthly chores on the list (like cleaning baseboards or windows). This list is simply a general guideline to keep me on task each day so I can avoid spending an entire day cleaning...or avoid paying someone to clean it for me. Obviously this works for our house, but you might need a slightly different list. Here are a few lists from some different blogs that might be useful:
Hope this is helpful!