"It might sound kind of "duh," but many can attest to the power of losing yourself in music to make cleaning seem less like work."
Lifehacker highlighted this point, linking to a post over on Unclutterer -- plan 15 to 30 minute long playlists of music you can clean to. Play a list, and once you have a routine down (if you don't already), you can easily clean a room in the amount of time it takes to run through a playlist.
What's your favorite music to clean to? - Image by scampion.
PS We DO NOT advocate putting anything but dishes in the dishwasher for real, except maybe an occasional keyboard....