There are a lot of hours in the day. It takes 15 minutes to unload the dishwasher and re-load it. It takes 5 minutes to load laundry and another 5 to move it to the dryer. It takes 20 minutes to fold laundry. It takes 15 minutes to vacuum. It takes 15 minutes to mop the floor. It takes 30 minutes to clean two bathrooms. Really, you could do ALL of that and it's still be less than a few hours, but obviously you could also do a little each day and use less than 30 minutes per day. That's still a whole lot of other time to BE with your kids.
My house is not spotless, but we do pick up and make cleaning part of our weekly routine. It is a sometimes futile attempt but I want my kids to understand that beds are made, dishes are put away, floors are swept, and being neat and organized is something they should strive for. I am a firm believer that it will spill over into other aspects of their lives. They can object in their own future homes, but I dunno anyone who has gone to a hotel and explained, "dang it, why did they make my bed?!" I like coming home to a made bed, and so I make it. I like waking up to a clean sink, so I make an effort every night. But like with everything else in our life, it's just about what matters most and what you're willing to make time for.
Anyway, here is a funny meme of what moms on the other side are thinking when the above signs get posted.