Get Guest Ready
If you're cleaning for guests, focus your time on the bathroom. Put out fresh towels and clean the sink, toilet, and tub.
Next, sit where you'll be entertaining guests, on the sofa for example, and look to see which areas will be in your guests' line of sight. Then, tidy up those spaces.
Don't be afraid to close doors. If you weren't able to get to everything on your cleaning checklist before your guests arrive, don't dispair. Close doors to certain rooms to hide the mess.