Cleaning up scarves shouldn't take forever but sometimes it just does! You have those sweet little girls that are trying to be helpful and who make the most meticulous effort to fold their scarf into a perfect square. What I have found speeds up the process is the Ball it, Dunk it approach!
1. Ball your scarf into your palm.
2. Then dunk it in the basket.
3. Go back to your seat.
3 simple steps that K-5 can easily do. It's all about semantics. I've tried other ways to get scarves quickly cleaned up but this seems to work the best for my kids.