The reward for my diligence in purging out unnecessary items from the house is that the thought of deep cleaning is no longer completely overwhelming. Since I can see most of the corners, the idea of dusting them doesn't seem so scary!
I should probably have come up with a "system" - but, alas, I've just been going with whatever Koa will let me get away with. No focused, 4-hour jobs getting done around these parts. Yesterday I cleaned all the vertical blinds and today I freshened the beds and cleaned the washing machine.
The most entertaining part of this gig is finding ways to clean unusual things using, you know, "natural stuff". I would say 90% of my chores have been knocked out using either vinegar, baking soda or both. Essential oils have made everything smell awesome, too. The boys room smells like a koala farm from all the eucalyptus oil. I put it everywhere, and I do mean everywhere. Pinterest has been an invaluable resource since there are plenty of Blogging Hippie Suzy Homemakers out there.