Mom Makes Kids Sign Contracts Agreeing To Clean Up After Themselves | 22 Words

All parents out there can agree that raising kids is a messy job.

Especially when our kids become teenagers.

But one mom has come up with the perfect method to get her teenagers to tidy up after themselves.

Keep scrolling to find out more...

Calling all neat freaks out there...

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We are the first to admit that we simply love things being tidy and in order... and who can blame us?

There's nothing quite like the feeling of an immaculate home...

But there's one thing that will be certain to disrupt this cleanliness... and that's children.

Raising a family is never tidy work...

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And us neat-freaks simply need to get on board with that fact.

But as our children get older...

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They will begin to learn how to maintain a tidy household, and this is when the wonderful thing that is chores comes into the equation.

As much as kids hate chores...

They're a brilliant way to teach them some valuable life lessons, and they also help us exhausted parents stay on top of the housework.

But, of course, things aren't always this easy...

And many grumpy teenagers are reluctant to do their chores and help maintain a clean home.

One mom has come up with the perfect method to get her kids to do their chores...

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This is Katrina Neathey, and she is the mom of nineteen-year-old Hayden, eighteen-year-old Joshua, and thirteen-year-old Olivia.

Despite Katrina and her husband Gareth running a pretty tight ship...

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The kids, being typical teenagers, aren't the best at cleaning up after themselves.

It just so happens that Katrina is a professional cleaner...

She runs the cleaning service, Twinkle Cleaning Duo, with her twin sister Natalie so it's safe to say that she knows what she's doing when it comes to keeping her house clean.

But as any mom can relate...

Katrina found herself nagging at her kids to get their chores done and help tidy around the house... which they wouldn't do often.

So she decided to put her foot down...

It all started when she found the kids had trodden dirt into her $2,600 carpet.

Katrina created a contract for her kids...

And the contract lays it out in black and white what standards they are expected to maintain in the family home.

A lot of the rules are fairly simple...

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They involve putting the washing away, emptying the dishwasher, or not having make-up or food/drinks in the bedrooms.

If any of the kids fall short of the contract...

They are either fined £5 ($6.50) or they have their mobile phones confiscated for days at a time.

Of course, from a teenager's perspective, this is outrageous...

But we adults are totally living for it!

Katrina's kids had some pretty nasty habits...

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She explained in an interview, "They'd hide dirty clothes or plates at the back of their wardrobe. I've found milk bottles left to go off."

Now that's a little bit disgusting...

"The worst was a used chopping board," she went on to say.

But the contract has actually started to work...

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She explained, "The boys will notice when $5 has gone out their pocket." "It's making my life so much easier. I don't have to nag, which is great for everyone."

It's also proven useful in knuckling down on her thirteen-year-old daughter's makeup use...

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If she is found to be wearing and using makeup for school, her phone is taken off her... simple as that.

Now, this is something we can get on board with!

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