So much better in just 10 minutes! I purged and got rid of several sippy cups that my son is too old for now or that had taken such a beating it was time to trash them. This opened up a shelf in the cabinet that allowed me to move his plates and bowls in, which meant I was able to get them out of our cabinet. I love using ziploc bags in organization of drawers. It's a great way to get lots of little places in one place, and the clear bags allow you to see what you are looking for quickly.
I also have a nightly 10-minute-clean-up ritual. I walk through the first floor and do one last clean up before we go up to bed. Straighten the pillows on the couch, put away blankets, file mail, stow away toys, clean out the sink, etc. This means that clutter doesn't pile up as quickly, and we come down to a clean house in the morning!
Do you have any quick clean up routines? Any tips you can share?