Anyone have any they’d like to share? For example - soaking dirty dishes before washing them. Lots of us do that. Scouring the tub while taking a shower. Only those daring enough to inhale the fumes do that. (Me being one of them).
The way I pick up house is like this (it used to drive my parents and sisters and husband NUTS till they realized that it was pretty efficient and made for a fast clean-up):
I begin in any room. Let’s say the living room. I put all stuff away that belongs in the living room while at the same time I take all the stuff that doesn’t belong in the living room and toss it into the kitchen. Living room is clean; kitchen’s now a mess.
Then I move into the kitchen. Same thing - put all the stuff away that belongs in the kitchen and toss the other stuff into the hallway. Kitchen’s clean; hallway’s a mess.
Then from the hallway to the bedroom, then bedroom to master bedroom, etc.
I can whip this house into shape in about 30 minutes with this routine. (Just picking up - not cleaning like vacuuming or dusting).
So that’s my technique.