One Fun Way to Clean Up

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The other night I was super grumpy about cleaning the house. So I waited until I was watching an awesome TV show and did speed cleaning sessions during each commercial break. Totally worked.  

So the next day when I looked around at the mess in the playroom I decided to try that trick with the kids. But we used books instead of TV. I stacked up a few books and explained that we were going to read all of them but between each, we were going to clean up. After the first book we cleaned up the puzzles, after the second the musical instruments, etc. 

Do you have kids clean up before taking out something new? Or clean up everything a few different times during the day?