I do mine when the kids are in bed, so at the end of the day. The problem with this arrangement lately is that I get to the end of the day and feel too exhausted to tackle the big jobs. I promise myself I'll do it tomorrow, over and over again.
The best tip I was ever given was "You might just have to give yourself an hour every night after the kids are in bed to do housework. With the time by yourself you'll be amazed how much you can get done." I committed myself to that and discovered that I could get 90% done in one hour, so I only had to do that once a week.
But lately even that one hour once a week seems too hard. I've been cutting my chores into even smaller chunks.
"Just this today, that tomorrow."
But too often that tomorrow isn't coming around the next day.
Thankfully, I've got a handle on the bottomless washing basket. Sometimes it involves Nat and I both folding while watching tv on a Monday night to catch up a few loads after the weekend, but generally the washing has stopped stressing me out.
It's everything else.
Ugh. Not the best feeling.