Cleaning is the act or acts of freeing something from dirt, marks, stains or other foreign or extraneous matter. Cleaning is a universal idea that is commonly practiced across human cultures and is even carried out by many animal and insect species. Nearly anything — animate or inanimate — can be cleaned, and humans utilize numerous tools and supplies to help themselves accomplish various acts of cleaning.
Organization refers to a wide variety of acts that involve coordinating, planning, structuring, systematizing and tidying a wide range of endeavors. Across all of these acts, organization is typically done in order to arrange many different factors into a structured whole.
Both cleaning and organization are large umbrella terms for a vast range of activities, but they are often grouped together and practiced simultaneously when speaking of household management/housekeeping. (Photo: Shutterstock)