I love to troll the Internet and share really good articles when I find them. Surfing this evening, I came across an old favorite article from Real Simple that I'd forgotten about: the name of the article, "Quick Cleaning Solutions for Every Room," is a bit of a misnomer, in that some of the solutions take half-a day, which is none too quick in my book. Nonetheless, thearticle is eminently helpful and provides a fairly comprehensive task list for The Big Four: kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom. The real stroke of genius, though, is the way the tasks for each room are organized according to how much time you have to clean: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour, or a half a day. I found the lists to be the most logical yet in terms of what it takes to pull a room together, and the time-estimates seem about right, too. (The one exception: I've never needed to spend a half a daycleaning any bathroom I've owned--even if I did everything on the list.) Another nice touch: Room-specific product suggestions are given for each room.