Your husband just called from work to announce that he is bringing the BIG boss home for dinner. Your house looks like a tornado went through it and left toys, clothes and debris lying in the wake of it. What are you going to do?
Well here is a tried and true tip that works every time! Set a timer for 10 min. Take a empty laundry basket and start in the room that needs the most attention (that is the one where your company is going to spend most of their time.) Fill the basket with things that don't belong in that room. Take the basket to the next most important room needing attention and put whatever belongs in that room out of the basket and put it in it's proper place. the other stuff in the basket just put in the room where it goes and out of sight. Then go back to the 2nd most urgent room and fill the basket with your 10 minute timer and do the same thing. Repeat for as much time as you have to complete your task.
Also while you're practicing this process you can put dinner on to cook in the oven or crockpot and kill 2 birds with one stone.