We clean from top to bottom, from left to right in each room. (always start on top as cobwebs and dust fall)
I generally do bathrooms first as they take longer and then the floors can dry as I work on the rest of the home. For bathrooms I spray everything down (start with tub, toilet, countertops then mirrors) and then go back to clean. This gives the products (not chemicals) time to start working dissolving grime.
oooooo. one more thing. For ucky toilets I dump a bucket of water in it before cleaning which lowers the level of the water. Makes it so much faser/easier to get them clean w/o water splashing everywhere or dissolving the product.
An apron that has all of your materials for a room will cut down on running back and forth to get something, saving steps means saving time. I am currently trying to switch to 16oz bottles instead of the 32oz ones so they will be easier to carry several on/in my apron.
I drink a cup of coffee before going in to big jobs. Helps me get motivated.
Experience helps you get faster so just practice.
I love my microfiber mop! I use a rubbermaid commericial model and love it. The heads velcro on so I can easily switch heads between jobs or even types of floors in the same home.
I use 1:1 vinegar to H2o mix on hardwood (sometimes more water as I eyeball it) I also add essential oils to the mix to make them smell a bit better. If a client wants anything else they have to provide it.
Currently I like orange, cinnamon and clove for the season.