I lucked out and am dating & living with a guy who knows how to clean. He really does a good job, but the only problem is that he likes direction--he needs me to tell him what I want cleaned. To help with this, and to make the cleaning job more manageable, we sat down and made a schedule of what needs to be cleaned and assigned them to the days of the week. Then I typed it up, printed it on regular paper and put it in a frame behind glass. This way we can cross things off as they get done. I'll be honest, we don't always follow it, but its nice to at least have goals.