These 7 items are my DMR (daily minimum requirement) to keep my home in order:
1 load laundry - dry, fold, and put away
Walk with Abigail
Pick up toys
Straighten kitchen - wipe down counters, empty sink, change towels/dishie as needed, sweep floor
I've been following these DMRs for over a year and it's working well for me. Some days I might have a bad headache, Abigail might not be in fine form, or I'll have an unexpected activity pop up and I can fall back and just do these things. It keeps me from feeling guilty which is a very nice thing.