I must admit that sometimes my classroom looks like a tornado has blown through it! It is a huge mess! I am a neat person and this really bothers me.
A tip that I found on Pinterest suggested choosing a secret item. The students clean up the classroom but the one with the secret item gets a prize. For example, today I chose a student's name tag that was left on the floor. Once everything was picked up, I said that Jayvon won because he picked up the secret item. My students now ask to do this clean-up at the end of the day. I don't feel embarrassed to leave the classroom anymore.