Parents of teenagers will be all too familiar with the struggle of getting their child to be tidy, whether it’s clothes on the floor, leaving the kitchen in a mess or dropping food all over the couch, it can become quite a battle.
It’s hard to get teenagers to recognize that as parents we’re not just there to clean up after them and they have to learn that responsibility for themselves.
But teenagers aren’t the most motivated of people and the last thing they want to do is clean and tidy.
One Indiana mom was so sick of telling her teenage daughters to tidy their room she came up with a plan that no teen could ignore.
Fed up with saying the same thing every day Alice Velasquez decided to take action and hit them where it hurts.
Alice bagged up all her daughters’ belongings into plastic bags and took to Facebook to share her effective method.
‘Sell it back to them for $25 a bag’
“What do you do when you are DONE telling your teenage daughters to stop letting their room look like homeless people live there?” she wrote.
“You put everything (YES EVERYTHING) into plastic bags and you sell it back to them for $25 a bag (and they have to earn the money doing chores).”
Her post has been shared 12,000 times and attracted much praise from parents who love the idea.
I hope Alice’s daughters learned their lesson and will keep their rooms tidy from now on. Please share if you love this idea.