Well, another Monday cleaning. It took 2.5hrs today. Of course the kids did their own rooms mostly and then they helped with the rec room. I think this strategy is working for us. The kids aren't as overwhelmed (neither am I) by the cleaning, so they do more daily tidying, and I can get right to the actual cleaning without having to pick up a lot of stuff before hand. I guess technically I'm not done yet. The sheets and blankets are still in the dryer. I'll have to check on that.