I have to admit I am a side-tracker! My husband teases me all the time and it is well deserved. I may start one project and get side-tracked within minutes by starting another. In order for me to get my housecleaning done in a timely manner, I had to create a cleaning routine that I stick to.
I have used the same cleaning method for years and it has worked for me. My goal of every cleaning day is to start and finish one room before moving onto the next. I also always start in the back of the house and move forward and always end up cleaning the kitchen last. My routine is so automatic now that I can daydream while cleaning and before I know it I have gone through the house without getting sidetracked.