· I try and have the living room picked up before nap and before dad comes home…try is the key word. I also want to start trying to have bedrooms cleaned up before bed. This routine makes the “explosions” smaller, and it is nice to enter a couple times of your day with some order. Set aside a little bit of that time in your own schedule to make it happen. It might be making a dent. Let’s take 15 minutes before lunch to get as much done as we can. A week’s worth of mess is way too overwhelming for everyone. For help with this one see my making clean up fun post.