Me: You know where it goes because you got it from there! Kid: I don't remember where I got it from! It's too hard! etc. etc.
First I changed my request (screaming) from "go clean-up/pick-up your room!" to "You're really good at organizing - go organize your room so you can play with your toys!" and other phrases like this.
Next, I took pictures of the contents of each container, bin, drawer, etc. that holds toys and other items. I resized each photo so they were all the same size, printed them out on paper, and cut each one out. I used 3M photo laminating paper to make a label from each photo.
Finally, I taped the labels to each container. My daughter actually wanted to help make the labels and tape them on the containers when she saw what I was doing. Teach them young I say!
So, we'll see how it goes . . .
|take photos and cut out|
|Lego bin label|
|Play-doh bin label|
|Bins with photo labels|