We all know the stress of trying to keep the living room tidy when we have a big event coming up!


Whether it's Christmas, a birthday or even just a family gathering, many of us will give the room a good clean a few days before so they're not lumped with it the day of or before. 


However, if you've got kids around, especially older ones, then this deep clean is usually a pointless job as they'll manage to undo all your hard work in minutes. 


But what can you do? 


Well, this mum had a pretty genius idea: she put an off-limits sign on the door. 



And 17-year-old Nick Denbow from Ohio took to Twitter to share his mother's note stuck to the living room door.


The tweet which has been retweeted some 14,000 times, reads: “Okay how my mom just gonna close down the living room for a month?? [sic].”


The frustrated mum had spent a good few hours cleaning up in preparation for Thanksgiving, and Nick told Buzzfeed News that she was tired of cleaning up after the family.



The brilliant note reads:  


"This room has been cleaned for the holidays and is officially CLOSED until Thanksgiving. 


"Special permission will be considered for you to sit on my clean furniture and/or walk on my clean carpet only after the following conditions have been met:


"1) You have showered and are dirt- and odor-free from top to toe. 2) You are wearing freshly laundered clothing.


"*If permission is granted … NO food or drinks are permitted at this time!


"Thank you, You may choose one of many titles …
- Mom
- Payer of the bills
- Chauffeur
- Queen of the castle
- Person ruining your life
- Bossy bitch in charge
Whatever works for you!"





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