This clever hack will mean your kids will be afraid to leave a toy on the floor again 1 week ago

This clever hack will mean your kids will be afraid to leave a toy on the floor again

Do you wake up every day under a mountain of toys?

Do you find yourself wading through teddies and stuffed animals on your way to the door, slipping on miniature tractors on the stairs and almost paralysing yourself standing on some Lego in the living room?

Yeah, us too.

This clever hack will mean your kids will be afraid to leave a toy on the floor again

Kids are great, but the sheer amount of stuff they amass would boggle the mind.

Repeated clear-outs don't seem to yield results and are usually met with staunch resistance, while begging

We're forever on the look-out for tidying hacks and the latest one doing the rounds is pretty good.

Behold; the toy jail.

The image, which has been liked thousands of times since it was posted two weeks ago pretty much says it all.

Simply put away any loose toys you come across in jail - i.e. a plastic storage box that can be locked.

You can hold on to them until your little ones do some chores for you.

The benefits are twofold. If you're blue in the face from telling your kids to put their stuff away, they now have a reason to do as you say.

It'll also get them to help out around the house, which certainly isn't to be sniffed at.