Keep the messes from overwhelming you with these fast and easy tips from my blog, A Bowl Full of Lemons.
An unmade bed is a messy room -- period! Make it as soon as you get up every morning. One minute to start the day off right!
Take a minute to throw a load of laundry in the washer as soon as you get dressed every morning. The key time-saver here is toalways keep the laundry separated in baskets. If you remember this, all you will have to do is empty the basket of dirty clothes into the washer and add your soap. It should only take about a minute. Later in the day when you have a minute, switch the clothes to the dryer. Don't wait until you have created Mount Everest in your laundry room before washing clothes. If you keep up with laundry daily, your home will stay cleaner, and baskets won't be overflowing and daunting.
It only takes a few seconds to hang a shirt back up that you chose not to wear. The same goes with toiletries in the bathroom, food in the kitchen, and toys around the house (grown ups and kids). Instead of accumulating messy piles, take a few extra seconds to put your things away.
Dirty dishes are no fun to look at. They create chaos in your kitchen. If you whip up a quick snack, immediately rinse off your dishes and place them in the dishwasher. Start the dishwasher before bed and unload it first thing in the morning. Make it a rule never to leave a dirty dish in your sink again. Out of sight, out of mind.
Make it a point to empty out your car as soon as you get home every day. Throw all trash away and remove any items that don't belong. Keep small trash bags and wipes in the car. Make this a habit and never have a messy car again!