Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pintrest Tuesday – Toy Jail

Welcome to Pintrest Tuesday!!
Recently I've been obsessed with keeping the house clean. I cant seem to sleep if the house is dirty when I go to bed.
The mess breaks down like this:
50% Landon
40% Leia
10% Nick

Picking up after Hurricane Leia is a full time job on its own, adding Landon to it and I was going crazy!!

I saw something on Pintrest awhile ago but never pinned it. (Bad me!)
It went some thing like this. Kids left their toys out, mom put the toys in "jail", kids did a chore to get the toy out.

So I put it in play.

Every night at around 7:30pm Landon has 15 minutes to pick up all the junk he's gotten out during the day. (In the past picking up ment he would just throw it in his room or play hide and shove! Which usually meant one shoe in the closet and the other shoved in a drawer or toy bin some where. So toy jail includes his room and everything has to be put in the right place.) Anything left out after 15 minutes goes to toy jail.
Landon has to pull a chore from the jar to get his toy back.
On Sunday at 5pm anything still in jail gets donated to Goodwill!
It has been a beautiful thing!! Landon enjoys it (for some reason) and I have a clean house!!! So far only 3 toys have gone to jail. He did his chores to get them back.
Every one is happy!!
Until next week
Keep pinning and crafting!!!

1 comment:

  1. I think that's a great idea!!! We need more "jail"time around here! :) Thanks so much for helping me out with that link!