Put on a CD and challenge yourself to score a minimum of 100 points by the time the 3rd song ends.
How do you score points - putting away one item = 1 point. Everything counts! Putting stuff in the garbage, putting dirty clothes in the laundry, stuff to be worn again before laundry counts if it's folded and placed on the chair etc reserved for that purpose, hanging up coats, shoes, gloves, mittens and socks - anything that comes as a pair count as two points.
The are three exceptions : Making the bed - that's 30 points and when it's done the only things allowed to be on it are your jammies, pillows and stuffed toys if you still have them. Vaccuming is 30 points and dusting is also 30 points
I get my entire apartment clean like this - but I up the ante. I'm only allowed to clean for a max of five songs and what doesn't get done must get left. If I don't do this I can putter for the entire day.
Now because I do this 2- 3 times per week, my place never gets out of control.
Hope this helps.