My goal is to train them to care for their room, so I plan to ask them to be involved with the organizing. If they do, they will more than like own it and do it themselves.
I don't want to overwhelm them by doing this project in a day, so we started last week with some daily chores that would start the process to a clean room.
On the first day, I asked them to each bring down a laundry basket with things from the floor. They only had to fill the basket and bring it down. Then I helped them sort the things and get them put away. The boys measured the room and I drew a map of it.
The third and fourth days were clothes from their drawers. They figured out what would be stored in each drawer. Then they took their clothes up to their room and put them away.
Their room will need to be neat before they get Wii. That is where I need to check it each day. And make sure that they have done their jobs.
Over the next few days we'll be working on their closet and giving them bins and baskets to put their things in. It's not likely but my hope is that they will use them.
Making the most of today.