I'm a weirdo who loves to clean and loves cleaning products.
I used to be very organized and then I had three kids and now I need someone to come in and help me. There just isn't enough time in the day.
But I love to hear how other people clean or organize. I don't really have any tips but I can't wait to read yours.
My house is usually pretty neat/clean. My biggest tip (especially with several kids and a busy life) other than hire someone (which I used to have help when I was pregnant but I'm back to cleaning myself) is to do a little every day.
These are basic steps but my biggest cleaning tip is
1. Make your beds
2. Keep the kitchen clean
I feel like if those two things are done - my house at least appears clean. I never leave a pile of dishes in my sink. Every morning I wipe down the counters and the sink first thing so our kitchen is clean. And I always make all the beds every single morning first thing. Actually - I have trained the girls so they make their beds each morning first thing.
Other than that I do zone defense on the house.
I change my strategy from week to week but some weeks I will break down the house by room and clean a different room well each day. Like Monday - kitchen, Tuesday - bathrooms, Wednesday - master bedroom and so on.
OR I do a different task each day - like Monday - dust, Tuesday - vacuum, Wednesday - mop. So I never feel overwhelmed and I never have to clean the entire house in one day. Mostly because I don't have more than about one hour a day to spend cleaning with a busy toddler these days.