After I spent so much time cleaning the kids' room, I've really been trying to instill the rule "put it away before taking out another toy". Due to me being on bed rest, I'm not able to enforce this too much, but it's somewhat working. What ~is~ working is cleaning everything up every night before bed. Much better than waiting until it's out of control and then trying to clean.
Ahh, it puts me at ease.
(can there be a more boring blog post than this?)