So here's my brilliant new strategy for addressing a messy apt that I may or may not be entirely responsible for.
When Jonah comes home and says, "Oh my god, the house is so messy!" I say, "I KNOW!!!!" and then nothing.
This approach communicates that I am in total agreement with him and that I am also incredulous at the mess and how it could have happened. The silence then caps it off by implying that I had nothing to do with the mess and make no promises of cleaning.
I am a born housewife.
Moments after the cleaning lady has left: