Step 1: Find Contaniers
I also use: laundry baskets, shoe boxes, bowls, large clean yogurt conatiners, baskets, bins and whatever is handy.
Just as long as it can hold the stuff you need to sort and move.
Step 2: Find a Mess and Sort
Pick an area for each bucket to represent.
For example: Upstairs, downstairs, garage, playroom, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and so on.
Place items that belong in the area the bucket represents and place them in the bucket.
Step 3: Finish Your Sorting
Step 4: Tips
It might be collect everything that belongs in your room.
I also use it in the playroom and assign each child a particular toy to put in their bucket: such as only Barbies or Thomas the Trains stuff.
Sometimes I have them clean until their bucket is full and once thay fill it and put the stuff away thay can go and play. I do this a few times during they day and by the end I have a cleaner house and they did not mind helping because it was only a few minutes each time.