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baui
Ha! I tried not picking up after my family. Guess what, even with reminders the mess actually quadrupled! Caramba! :)
   
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victoran
to "baui" : What worked in our house was I ignored the mess. If no one cleaned up his/her own mess by bed time, I picked up all the stuff, put it in a basket, and put it in the garage. Amazing how soon everyone was cleaning up their own mess....do that for a few weeks...no one will have any stuff left to leave a mess.
As for dirty dishes in the kid's room...I left them. Wait till the bugs and the mold begins to grow...they will learn.
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baui
Victoran: haha! Good one! Will keep in mind ;)
   

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