Clean as you go
Don’t let a mess rest for a moment. Wipe down those counters, pick up those dirty socks as you walk by them, and do the dishes right away. The few seconds it will take to do those things will help keep your house in order, and won’t make it seem like a huge cleaning has to be done so often. Keep cleaning wipes on hand in the kitchen and bathroom so you can always grab one to wipe up a mess quickly, and it’s also a good idea to invest in a small lightweight, upright vacuum that you can use to quickly clean up the crumbs after a meal while not having to lug out the big vacuum.