My vision is to have a clean house with room for the children to play and organized enough so that it can be easily maintained. (See what I mean about remedial, it's certainly no cure for cancer.) I came up with 4 steps to achieve this vision.
1. Clean and organize room by room.
2. Teach the kids to pick up after themselves.
3. Learn to pick up after myself.
4. Develop self-discipline.
I should probably switch numbers 2 and 3 around or maybe we can learn together.