The Good, The Bad, and The Hilarious of Parenting

The Chore Tub — End The Trail Of Toys Left Around the House!

on July 19, 2012

If I find one more Barbie, baby doll, game, book, coloring book, etc left laying around the house, it becomes mine until they earn it back.  No more yelling, screaming, kicking the cat, or pulling my hair out.  What a great idea.  Get a tub or basket and let the kiddos (and husband) know that if they leave their toys around the house that you put them in the tub until they complete a chore to earn it back.  If after a month, they haven’t earned their toy back I donate it to a local charity.  Problem solved:  kids (husband) learn a little bit of responsibility; I get some payback, and life is good.  Give it a try!


6 responses to “The Chore Tub — End The Trail Of Toys Left Around the House!

  1. daddyranman says:


  2. Being June says:

    Just pinned this. It’s pure genius – thanks for sharing. I’m off to the basement to find a plastic tub!

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