I have two children under the age of three. So there is no way on earth that my house will look like a magazine or be perfect at all times. For me, following the Flylady plan is about being organized and not living in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome). I know that at any given time if someone pops by I won't be completely embarrassed by my house. BUT this doesn't mean my house will be perfect by any means.
This was my house as of about 9:30 this morning
One area I really don't stress in is my kid's room. We do ONE clean up in this room a day and that is at the end of the day. I make sure sheets are clean, surfaces wiped and floors clean. This is actually a good day...
My kitchen table looks like this 24/7 but it would take me 30 seconds to clear it and put things where they go (cause it all has a home)
I don't know how my living room looks this good at 9:30. It's another area that I have just said "it is what it is, there will be toys in here". One thing I do is put toys back in the kid's bedroom throughout the day. It feels like a losing battle most of the time, but it does help.
The kitchen is really one area where I feel like I have won the battle! The Flylady has transformed this kitchen. Just putting all dirty dishes in the dishwasher and keeping my sink clean has made a 100% difference. The dishes on the counter are clean, btw :)
So is your house driving you insane? Do you want to spend less time cleaning and more time crafting (hehe)? Then I highly recommend getting on Flylady and starting with those baby steps. It takes a little effort in the beginning, but the rewards are awesome! Like today I am already done with my chores so I am going to sew! Yay! And later I get to take my kiddos to the park :) So find something that works, work it, and if you need help, just ask!