Here's how Vanessa turns bath toy cleanup into a game:
We use a small butterfly net to fish toys out of the bathtub while the water's draining. Makes cleanup a snap – older kids will get a kick out of "fishing" them out themselves. When you do use it you'll find that you can kneel next to the tub and avoid lower back strain from the old bend and grab method. Get thee to Target or WalMart to pick one up before these seasonal items sell out!
Related: Lots of bathtime tips in the Bathtime archive