It's pretty simple. I told my wife a week ago that I wanted a room cleaned and with some good weather this week she's been out in the yard pruning trees and fixing the yard. It's good exercise for her and she is doing something. However, she's not doing what she's been neglecting and putting off for much too long. The room hasn't been touched and the living room is beginning to show signs of little piles of books and items that don't belong on the living room floor.
Tomorrow, Friday, I'm coming home from work with the expectation that the room will be clean! If it isn't then her pants and panties might as well be off and she should be standing next to the chair waiting for me to put her across my lap for some time.