Central to my housekeeping strategy is organizing the entire house - room by room - around the needs of every member of the family.
After all, the reason most homes look war-torn is that rooms haven't been set up for daily living by parents and kids.
To make matters worse, often one adult - usually Mom - has sole responsibility for masterminding all the details (which is why moms sometimes get that funny, shell-shocked look around 7 p.m.). The solution?
Make housekeeping a family (cleaning) affair. Better still, involving the family in housekeeping will cut down on the amount of time we spend cleaning and increase the time we spend with our families. What could be better?