Monday - Laundry day. I wash all the clothing and towels for the five members of my family. A timer helps me know when one load is done so I can start the next. And put away each basket as it comes out of the dryer! Otherwise, you'll end up with piles of wrinkled clothes and be overwhelmed and give up. On Mondays, my kids are in charge of bringing all their dirty towels from their bathrooms to the laundry room, and putting out fresh towels from under the sink. They also put their own clothes away in drawers after I've folded them. Occasionally they help with the simple folding.
Tuesday - Wash all bedding, dust house, empty garbage. The kids each get a duster and are in charge of dusting their own rooms. They usually like to help me in the main rooms too. We blast some Taylor Swift and rock out! They also are each in charge of emptying the garbage in their room and replace it with a clean bag.
Wednesday - Mopping, windows, plants. I sweep and mop my entryway and kitchen floor. The girls mop their bathroom floors. If there's time, we clean windows around the house and also water plants. I highly recommend Norwex cloths for window cleaning. No chemicals, no streaks ever, super fast, and even my 2-year-old can wash windows without assistance. (I do not sell Norwex and I am not affiliated with them in any way. I just love their window/mirror cloths)
Thursday - Bathrooms. I clean my master bathroom: mirror, sink, toilet, tub. The girls clean their bathrooms: mirror, sink, and toilets. I help with their tub.
Friday - Vacuum day. The kids each need to have their rooms clean. I vacuum every carpeted surface in my house, stairs included. Kids know if their rooms aren't clean by the time Mommy gets upstairs, the hungry vacuum will eat their toys. Works pretty well :)
Saturday - Playroom and other odd jobs. Saturday is my day for extra jobs around the house like the occasional job which doesn't occur every week or working outside (though my hubby does most of the yard work). The kids have to have their playroom cleaned up every Saturday and they clean the fish's bowl.
Sunday - We take a break! No jobs on Sundays. We just enjoy the day together as a family :)
I hope this breakdown of tasks helps you find some more balance in your daily lives so you can clear more room to write!