I'm a slob, I'll admit it. But this is what has been working well for me recently. And, yeah, it's just for one room of the house, but it's a start!
So, I'mma gonna talk about my sewing room. I've had one nearly all of my marriage but it's never, ever been organized. And I couldn't even think about decorating it. Over the course of the last couple months I did a hardcore purge of my fabric stash and felt ready to get the ball rolling. I'm nearly done with everything, including decorating. This is a huge deal for me, because I have a very hard time finishing projects.
I've found these last few weeks it's been very easy for me to keep the sewing room clean. It's a beautiful, inviting room, and I want it to stay that way. It really helps that everything has a home, and I've been focusing on putting away one project before starting another. Like, if I'm working on drafting a pattern I'll put away all my drafting supplies before I get out the sewing supplies.
I know it sounds really elementary, but I think it's supposed to be. So, my advice in a nutshell:
1) Purge, purge, purge. Feel good about passing things one because it helps someone else.
2) Make your space beautiful.
3) Follow through with what you're doing in the moment, including clean-up.