This mother’s clever game makes her kids actually want to clean up! 2 months ago

This mother’s clever game makes her kids actually want to clean up!

Works "every time," apparently.

Ever spent hours cleaning the house only to walk into a room that looked like a bomb hit it, courtesy of your little angels?

Whether you've one or several kids at home, their ability to pull out seemingly every item in their possession and leave them lying around should actually be considered a skill.

Truly, we'd be kind of mesmerised by it if we weren't the ones tidying up after it.

kids tidy up

One mother shared her clever way of getting the kiddos to tidy up after themselves in a hilarious TikTok showing the hack in action.

This method also avoids the tidying work falling all on the same person if there's more than one child.


In the now-viral video, user @fawn_design tried out fellow mother @mollythemom's idea of assigning a prize to a mystery item in the room.

"If you want your kids to happily put things away and for the load to be equally shared – because usually it's consistently the same person doing all the cleaning – pick a mystery item and whoever picks that item up and puts it away in the right spot wins a prize," the mam tells the camera as her daughters speed about in the background.

She says the incentive works in prompting her kids to clean up as quickly and as tidily as possible "every time."


@fawn_designWe tried this #momhack from @mollythemom & it worked like a charm? #momtok #momessentials #DADMOVES #PerfectAsWeAre #fawndesign♬ original sound - FAWN | Bags + Accessories