Mow the lawn and take out the garbage. :)
We have our 2 year old help clean up his toys in his room as well as put small safe items in the garbage (like cereal boxes, wrappers, but not glass shards).
When doing laundry he we have him help load it up and change from washer to dryer--it slows things down a little but saves the back from bending.
With our 5 year old (technically preschooler since she just turned 5 and will start school next year) we have similar routine but she has learned how to do the full load with adult supervision. She also loads the dishwasher with all but knives. The 2 year old will help load plates in the lower rack.
Our 8 year old can do his own laundry from start to end as well as do the full load of dishes. He is also happy to make cereal and toast for the younger two when given the chance to make breakfast.
Not surprisingly non of the kids really LIKE to clean their own rooms; they would rather do something else. This doesn't stop us from including them in the family chores.
Don't underestimate what your child can do, just make sure they are safe. They will respond well to the freedom you are giving them and praise that will likely follow.