I think that those instructions on the shampoo bottle apply to housework as well.
Laundry -- Sort. Wash. Fold. Repeat.
Grocery shopping -- Make List. Shop. Consume. Repeat.
Cooking -- Plan. Prepare. Eat. Repeat.
Vacuuming -- Vacuum. Subject to rigors of household. Repeat.
This year I've finally gotten my act together and imposed some daily/weekly chores on Amanda, (unloading the dishwasher, cleaning her bathroom, fixing her lunch and her brother's) and Kyle (setting the table and feeding and watering the dog).
On any given day, I'm likely to hear this refrain from either or both of my children:
"Mom, I don't like doing my chores. I don't want to do them."
Well, as a matter of fact, kid, neither do I, but since there's no one around to do mine for me, I'm sticking with the plan.