My kitchen turns into a mess really fast.
I finally figured out why, it's the clean dishwasher.
If I have a clean dishwasher, I start piling dirty dishes on the counter, this results in a cascade of chaos leading to a messy kitchen.
The dishes I need are dirty, the sinks fill with dishes that are "soaking", and I have no counter space.
Find those chokepoints in your life, and keep on top of them.
For my dishwasher it takes only a little bit of work, but promptly emptying it when it is clean gives a great payback.