Anyone who is a parent to teenagers will be all too familiar with the struggle to get them to keep their rooms tidy. Between mountains of dirty clothing and mess strewn about the place, you’re practically taking your life in your hands each time you step inside!
It seems Alice Velasquez has had just about enough of her daughter’s mess, and she took to Facebook this week to share what has turned out to be a fool-proof way of getting the teen to mend her ways.
Alice posted a shot of a pile of rubbish bags lined up against a wall, revealing that she has taken to putting her daughter’s belongings into these bags and SELLING them back to her – at $25 a bag – in exchange for doing housework!
“What do you do when you are DONE telling your teenage daughters to stop letting their room look like homeless people live there? 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). The best part? The bags were collected as they were found in the room- random! So their $25 could buy a bag of dirty clothes, it could buy a bag of trash or it could buy their soccer gear,” she wrote.
What do you think of Alice’s idea: as ‘genius’ as her Facebook friends think, or a step too far?
Either way, it looks like Alice’s method has worked! When asked by a follower as to whether or not her daughter has earned any of the money back yet, Alice revealed that the teen is trying her best to get her space in order.
“YES! She has, and her super siblings all volunteered for extra chores to help her earn faster, too. SO, not only was it a lesson for my oldest daughter, but a great family building exercise as well,” she replied.
Would you follow in Alice’s footsteps?