Leave the room a little cleaner or neater than when you arrived. I know that sounds difficult and a little condescending, but it’s really not. In fact. this is easy to do.
Do a bit of cleaning every day. This way, you won’t end up being overwhelmed by how messy your house is. Divide your tasks into days so you will do one part of cleaning every day.
I adopted a strategy I used when I was still working as a software developer – I look at the whole house as a project, divide it into subtasks – and tackle one task at a time.
For example, while the food is cooking, I rinse the dishes or do other quick cleaning tasks in the kitchen. While chatting on the phone, I put away laundry, and when walking from one room to another, I try to grab one or two things to bring with me.