Living in a teeny tiny apartment is awesome for several reasons (though not, at this time, price ;-)). The main one is that it is so easy to maintain: there’s no room for stuff, so we don’t buy stuff, and we put stuff away ASAP.
This has morphed into an amazing quick clean house tip:
Keep your counters cleared, not necessarily clean.
Kitchen and living rooms clutter up really easily, but keeping tops clear of actual items makes everything feel a lot fresher at all times, whether you have time for a full dust and wipe down or not.
This photo shows a sink of gross dishes, an oven covered in pots and pans, and nothing’s been wiped down today. But in person it actually looks orderly!
Try it out! Go clear of your counters. Even without actually cleaning (spraying, wiping), look at how clean everything looks! And now you’re ready for company at any time, because all it takes to clean up is a quick wipe down.