DIY Site Curbly has an excellent post about teaching your kids to clean their own rooms.
The trick? First, make sure there’s a place for everything. Then, have the child pick up each item one at a time and if they can’t find or make a place for it, it has to go in the trash (or garage sale, or whatever.)
You know, now that we think about it, forget the kids. That’s advice we could all use. —MEGHANN MARCO
Teach your kids to clean their own rooms [Curbly]