We have some family and friends coming to stay this week which is always the best motivation to just go ahead and clean up this joint. I am currently occupied with trying to get our house from "I can't touch anything because I might get a disease" to "These people obviously have kids". It is an uphill climb but I am now resting at the "I can't believe people live like this." summit and with hard work and determination might just make it to "What a lovely home." by sundown. (If you don't open any closets.)
Also, while I clean, I am working out the question of raising children who know how to work and who really enjoy life. Just small stuff, really.