I have my girls take their clothes out of their suitcase and put them into piles. Time to categorize! All dresses in a pile. All skirts. Then pajamas (here’s where I always wonder why we have a bigger pile of pj’s than we do clothes?). Swimsuits go in their own pile… and so on and so forth. It is much easier for my kids to categorize everything first. It breaks the chore down into a more manageable task. Then they can get to work putting away their piles.
When I do laundry, I have my girls do the same thing. I give them a pile of their clean clothes and they take the pile to their rooms and separate them into categories before they put them away. Such a simple thing to teach your kids to do, but by breaking the task down into manageable pieces (or should I say piles?) it doesn’t feel so overwhelming and the task actually gets done.