Kids and messes just seem to go together: poopy diapers, spilled juice boxes, muddy hands, scattered toys, backpacks stuffed with crumpled papers and moldy orange peels. But you don't have to be the only one dealing with those messes; if they're equipped with kid-friendly cleaning tools, children will actually help get things in order without being nagged.
Even very young children can get into neatness habits with a little prompting: toys in the toy box, dirty clothes in the laundry hamper. At school, kids take pride in being given weekly "class jobs" such as sweeping the floor or pushing chairs into place at the tables. As they get older, they can take on bigger responsibilities such as dusting shelves and tables, loading or unloading the dishwasher, and helping with the laundry.
As Mary Poppins wisely said, "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun." Using kid clean-up hacks such as playing music or setting a timer will make tidying-up time enjoyable and save you a lot of nagging, as suggested by Working Mother. But giving your child the right equipment is important, too: Would you want to push a mop three times your size, or use someone else's filthy dust rag?