Hi Virginia! In the morning I use Listerine, and it's supposed to be in my mouth for 1 minute. Well, I hate the taste, so to distract myself while I'm swishing it around, I do the basic wiping down in the bathroom - sink, toilet, quick tub wipe. It's silly, but it works!
Every morning while the kids eat breakfast I unload the dishwasher. Then throughout the day when dishes get dirty again, I (or the kids) can just stick them in the dishwasher. I run it every night before bed, whether or not it is completely full. But with 5 kids, your dishwasher is probably always overflowing, so not sure this will work for you!
I keep a plastic basket handy in the bedroom. Each morning, starting in the bedroom, I do a walk through of the house and collect all the clutter into to the basket. It makes it so much easier to transport items back to their appropriate places, and in about ten minutes the whole house looks a lot cleaner. Without the distraction of the clutter, I can focus on what actually needs to be cleaned more deeply, make a to-do list, and work on those tasks over the rest of the day.