I'm in the same boat and the mess in this house is driving me insane. So far I've managed to put some clothes away get a load of washing on and the load DP put in this morning on the radiators. Need to clear the kitchen table and clean the counters but currently feeding DD.
Hi justbatteringon, You sound like you doing ok. --more than I have so far-- You just reminded me I have some washing I need to put on airers so I best do that next otherwise it will smell damp. Then I will do a bit in kitchen.
I struggle with this too. Amazing how quickly things can get overwhelming from a day or 2 of not putting anything away/picking anything up. I'm trying to do a really basic morning routine of making beds, washing on, dishwasher on. Managed it for 2 days yay! From past experience am sure it won't last.... Currently sitting mnetting and watching tv instead of putting shopping away and sorting laundry.
You might find the kondo thread will help, as the general idea is that you get rid of things that you don't love and by doing so you, you reduce the clutter and this in turn makes cleaning and putting away easier. Everything has a " home " and items get put away with their "friends" so it easier to find something when you need it. Lots of us keep things that we don't use or like because they were given to us by a friend or family member; the idea behind kondo is that you can pass on these items to somebody who will use it ,as what is important is that the person took time and effort to choose you something. Have a read and see if what you think