1. You are more efficient in a tidy space.
2. You are able to be more productive for a longer period of time if you occasionally move about. More about this here:Seven Tricks for Clearing Out Brain Fuzz
What follows is how I--a writer--balance writing with housework. I basically write, promote, and do businessy type things in hour long sprints with ten to fifteen minute interruptions throughout my day. I use the interruptions to do:
Laundry--Monday. I'll run several loads of laundry. At the end of the day, I'll fold laundry while I watch my favorite show of the moment. (Currently, that show is Jane the Virgin. Although I like to watch the live episodes, I also love binge watching the show, catching what I've missed. My next show will be Doc Martin.)
Bathrooms--Tuesday. There's no pretty way to do this, but by doing it in 10 to 15 minute chunks of time, it's not so bad. I turn on music and splash bleach over the porcelain. Nothing makes me more anxious to return to my story than spending some one on one time with a toilet bowl.
Vacuuming and dusting--Wednesday. This is pretty self explanatory, and it's easy to do one room in about ten minutes.
Trash and fridge--Thursday. Since Friday is our garbage day, I collect trash from every room and clean out the fridge on Thursdays.
Yard Work--Fridays. During my typical work week, I exercise every morning from 8-9 a.m., but I take a yoga class on Fridays at 9. I use that spare morning hour to work in my yard (I have small yard.)
Because I cook dinner every night, the kitchen is cleaned on a daily basis. I'll do project-type chores as well as grocery shopping on Saturdays.
I find breaking things up into bite-size chunks of time keeps my house tidy, my drawers full of clean undies, and my word count on the rise.