I frequently start out my chores-ritual by making sure I have the Spanish recordings I want to listen to. This way I can wander around the house without losing my focus on the audio coming out of the computer.
Then I download them onto my iPod. I plug myself into the iPod, and I'm ready for the chores!
For laundry, I haul my wash up the stairs to my neighbor's house. She's been really great, and is letting me use her washer until I buy my own. The plus, is that I don't have to scrub my clothes out by hand. After the clothes go through a wash cycle, I wring them out, drain the water out of the washer, and refill it with clean water for the rinse cycle. I try to unwrinkle the clothes a little, and add them back into the washer. After a brief rinse, I wring the clothes out again and drain the water, or add soap for a second load.
Then I go outside to hang up my laundry on the line. After a few hours, I can usually bring it inside & put it away.
I'm looking forward to getting my automatic washer in a few weeks. I'm thankful that they make them here, and my days of wringing out my clothes are short!