7. Have a Place for Everything.
Implementing an organization system — and actually using it — will cut down on your cleaning time considerably. Have a hamper in your bedroom and your bathroom. Keep a shoe rack in the hallway. Organize your craft supplies with ice cube trays. Always put your dirty dishes away if you’re not washing them immediately. Etcetera. Don’t have a place for something? Consider getting rid of it.
8. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.
We’re all busy, and there are plenty of other things we want to — and should — be doing with our time. There are plenty of cleaning tasks – like, say, washing the drapes or cleaning behind the fridge, that only need to be done a few times a year.