Keeping the family home tidy can be a challenge at the best of times.
But one Aussie mum has come up with a genius solution to encourage her children to help keep their chaotic house in order.
The woman, called Casey, shared her simple trick on Facebook - and all you need is a bucket.
Her easy system sees her throw her kids’ discarded items into it for them to regularly check and tidy away.
Sharing a picture of the ‘chuck it bucket’, the mum wrote in felt-tip marker on a label attached to the outside of the container that if she finds toys and other lone items lying around she will “chuck them in the bucket”.
She explained: “[Then], if it remains in the bucket for more than two days I will chuck it in the bin.
“If you have a problem with this, I will chuck you in the bin. Love Mum.”
Alongside the tongue-in-cheek snap on social media, she joked: “Implementing a chuck it bucket as of today.
“Would you consider kids recyclable, or would they go in the general waste bin?”
Casey revealed that her children had described her new system as “savage”.
“I feel like I could be on to a winner here,” she added.
Her post has proved popular with other mums and garnered more than 2,000 likes.
One parent commented: “I have this exact same system with the exact same baskets ha ha ha I have the large one for my very messy child and a smaller one for my much neater child.”
A second replied: “I have a version of this and it gives me so much joy.”
Another agreed: “This teaches kids to look after things, it gives them responsibility.”
Others revealed they run a similar system known as a ‘Sunday box’ where items not retrieved by their children by the end of the week will be put in the bin or given to charity.
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