Sometimes when I post my housewifey sort of things like this, I feel (in a paranoid way) like there might be lots of people out there who are making fun of me. It's OK if you do. If you say, "That weird Clover Lane lady just has to find something better to do with her time then make cleaning charts for herself." The thing is, I have made cleaning charts (and all other sorts of lists) for myself since I was 5 and I just can't stop now. It's a crazy weird addiction.
I wish I had a better picture for you, but I don't. I spend a little bit of each morning (I will bore you more tomorrow with my daily schedule) doing basic cleaning and straightening.
The DC after each weekday stands for Deep Cleaning (how tricky!) and that means that once a week I have a room to work on where I do more than just the basics, but get down to the nitty gritty like baseboards, windows, cushions off the couch-that sort of nitty gritty. So if I do what I am supposed to do I won't have to do a huge spring/fall/Christmas cleaning, because it's been done slowly but surely. I have the whole week for each room, so I can get to it on a slow day, or little by little, instead of tearing it apart and spending hours.
I don't feel so overwhelmed when I break things down into small little areas for the day.