I love people. I mean I really do love people. I guess it is good that I married a man who loves people too.
As much as I love people... not always a fan on the clean up. When you invite 2 people over no biggie... 20 plus... ehhh, bit different. Last night was one of my husband's closest friend's 30th birthday party, we hosted. It was great, lots of activity outside and inside, food was everywhere... people had a blast... and it showed... all over my house.
I don't do well with a dirty messy house... I don't function well, I keep thinking of that when I am supposed to think of... well whatever it is I am doing.
So when I woke up this is what I found... and this is after my husband and I cleaned up a bit last night...
To get the whole house spic and span (including scrubbing the kitchen floors on my hands and cleaning the bathroom) total of 1 hour and about 15 minutes or so. My method: I start in one area, specifically the kitchen I work on the dishes first and all things that are quick focused. During the process I always come across things that are out of place I put them on hold till I have a few items going to the same location, say the bedroom, and then I go back and put them away and take care of anything that needs to be done there, like making the bed (if it already isn't) and the process continues till I am done. Washing the floor is one of the last things I do so that I don't walk across it when I inevitability find something that I missed.
This is the system I have found to be most successful in getting things done in the least amount of time. I am sure that it is not the best system for a great deal many reasons but for now it is the one I use.