A kick in the right direction

This technique is as simple as it sounds.

Don't get sidetracked from your main mission, but if you are walking past something that lives somewhere else, help it get back there with a kick (ok, a firm push) in the right direction.

After I've walked past them a few times most toys are very close to the toy shelves, and discarded clothing has made it to the laundrybasket.

BUT don't get distracted from what you are doing, and however mad you are that it has been left lying around yet again, don't break your foot kicking something heavy.