i would love to have time to clean. the hubby and i work 8-5 and we leave home at like 7 and get home at 6 and the day is gone.
we just did a big clean cos we had an inspection today, we were up till late last night doing that. we have now decided to try and clean more each weekend.
But another idea is doing 1 room each day. If its a big job.
Otherwise the washing as kate said is a great place to start, put that on, put some music on, but not too loud as u would want to hear your daughter and bf son (if they are home with u)
set a reward, for after certain jobs are done.
i spose its like weightloss isnt it. you set little goals, and get rewards until u reach ur ultimate goal
maybe apply the same kinds of motivational skills u use to lose weight.
can u remember a time when the house was all clean. do u remember the smell. the feel of the floor and carpet, the amount of happiness it gave off. After cleaning my house last night (in a rush that wore me and my hubby out) we felt so happy and loved the cleanliness of it.
we are not letting it get bad again!
and hey, u can relax! ur not married yet...are u?
u are ur own person. but i do understand how u feel, because the partner is working u feel its your job to clean, to contribute to the household
if i was you (which i aint at all) i would like to get all the cleaning done in the morning and then relax
mayeb set out jobs to do up until 12pm or something and then relax
thats all the help i can give :p