Getting Kids to Help Idea....
Years ago I knew a lady that had a terrific idea. She had 3 children and each one of them had a different colored laundry basket. Each night, just like putting their pj's on and brushing their teeth they took there basket and picked up everything that was theirs and took them to there rooms. The kids never complained, they just knew to do it..
This lady also amazed me because when she fixed a meal she had all the pots and pans washed and put away before anyone sat down to eat.. I have tried this so many times and never could get this one accomplished.