A solution to house cleaning checklists - Do it when you're mad!
I tried house cleaning checklists and rota's for the kids. Guess what? They all failed! The only thing that works for me is to get mad and get going.
So everything just gets left until something makes me angry and then there's no stopping me!
After I've worked all my stress off cleaning the house I can relax in my lovely clean home.
I also find loud rock music has a similar effect!