Its always "show" ready. That is actually my cleaning plan lol. I keep my home clean as if it was on the market. If there is anything I would do before walking out the door to show my home for sale, I make sure I do it right then!
At first it felt like a lot of working, cleaning bathrooms daily, weekly wiping of all pictures, mirrors, blinds and light fixtures, never having any clutter on counters or kids rooms. I always make sure any little projects that need to be done are done right away. .
At first I felt like I was doing random lose ends that got left, like the craft table mess or kids closets but once I got everything caught up its not hard..
Now my house is always spotless and I don't clean more than 2 hours a day here and there. Including daily stuff like dishes and sweeping.