as salaamu alaykum,
I love listening to CD sets while I'm cooking or cleaning (sets meaning lecture series, like for example Sh. Hamza Yusuf's Purification of the Heart CD set, etc) It's awesome because it's hard to find the time to sit down and listen to a set which adds up to ten or twenty hours of lecture time unless you have a long commute somewhere...
so this way you get to do that and at the same time you're taking care of some household chores. Sometimes if the material is a bit complex or the work I'm doing distracts me, I'll listen to each CD twice -- that makes progress a little slow, but at least I can benefit from the knowledge and am stimulating my mind while doing seemingly 'mindless' chores. I also like to listen to Al-Ma'thuraat, it's a CD by Awakening Productions of adhkaar for the morning and evening... you can listen to Quran too, like juz 'amma or a cd of some surahs you've memorized for review...
Sometimes while doing this I would think of the story of a righteous woman of the past that I heard from Sh. Mokhtar, that she would be in constant dhikr while doing her daily work and would keep her tongue busy with remembering Allah even while she was doing mundane tasks like kneading dough and baking bread etc... and when she served a meal to her family she would say 'Eat, for this was made with tasbeeh'!
I think if your heart/mind is busy with good things then it translates into what your hands are producing... maybe there's some type of baraka effect
Another tip I have is not to plan too much or think about the chores you have to do too much, sometimes things become a bigger deal in our minds then they really are (this is a general tip for anything you're procrastinating about), just tell yourself that it will only take a few minutes of your time and will help you and your family be more comfortable/relaxed in a soothing, organized environment... you can also think of imaginary scenarios that will motivate you to clean, like your husband coming home with a bunch of his friends without letting you know, or your in-laws dropping by unannounced
last but not least you can always make a rewards program,
vacuuming + laundry =
ps if there are some tasks you really hate maybe you can make an agreement with your husband/whoever you live with to split the chores up or take turns...
just some suggestions