So how does one get out of a slump like this?
First, arm yourself with one very large trash bag and one plastic bin. Next, choose the room that makes you most want to vomit. I chose my living room - it is the room everyone sees and the room that makes me want to cry each morning when I come down the stairs. I have anxiety in the pit of my stomach as I look at the piles of books that have never made it back to the shelves, the toys that are strewn across the floor because I have not been very good about making the kids clean up before bed. I love the free play, the relaxed laziness of summer, but NELLY, the mess it leaves!
Now, be stealth about this next step. Throw anything and everything that is broken, useless, unidentifiable, or resembles a food product into the trash bag. DO NOT look back just keep shoving it in. Throw all the toys and books that you want to keep into the plastic bin and move the bin to another room where you can pretend it doesn't exist.
Next, and this is the most important step if you really really want to get out of that slump, re-arrange the furniture. Just push everything around and when you are done your life will be perfect again.
Peace is one clean room in my house....