When cleaning the house, get a laundry basket and clean one room at a time. Anything that does not belong in the room you are cleaning, put it in the laundry basket. That way, you are not constantly running back and forth, from room to room, upstairs and downstairs, getting sidetracked and trying to clean little bits at a time. Focus on one room only, then when that room is clean, move to the next room with your laundry basket. Be sure to unload items belonging in that room. When you are finished cleaning that room, move on to the next. You will be finished when your laundry basket is empty! If you only get one room completely clean, great! Maintain that room while cleaning the other rooms the next day!