I wanted to introduce you to my new favorite cleaning partner.
Books on tape (really cd).
I pick up my favorites from the library and load them on my computer. They are the best companion when I am running around trying to get everything in order. If I don't have that on or a movie I tend to get distracted by blogging or facebook. I recently listened to A Walk To Remember and remembered how much better it is than the movie. They are totally different, I still love the movie but books are always so much better.
My other favorite motivation is having my husband actually clean with me! It just seems to keep me going longer than I normally would. He doesn't seem to get distracted as easily as I do. He does need a list though of exactly what needs done even if it is obvious.