A Jail For All The Clutter? Great Idea! Hmmmm. But Wait…

Check out this great idea from imom.com. All of the clutter that ends up around the house goes to jail until a chore is completed from a randomly drawn Clutter Jail Community Chest card.

Sure. This is a GREAT idea.

But then I’d never leave the house because  my purse or my car keys or my favorite pair of shoes would be stuck in Clutter Jail.

At least my house would be clean.

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11 responses to “A Jail For All The Clutter? Great Idea! Hmmmm. But Wait…

  1. We have a similar idea at my house called the Bin of Shame. If an item (usually clothing) is left in one place too long without any indication of its eventually returning to where it should be, it’s placed into the Bin of Shame, which is in an undisclosed location and frequently changes. If you notice the item is missing before the bin is emptied you can have it back. Otherwise – it shows you really didn’t need it in the first place. 😉 It’s a work-in-progress system.

  2. I’m against it since it’s a death blow to being crushed by your hoarded stuff.
    I once worked with a guy who had absolutely no sense of humor. He proudly told me about one of his parenting techniques. If he told his kids to pick up something and they didn’t, he threw it away. He said it worked like a charm.

  3. My dad would hide shoes strewn around. They often ended up in the curtain rods. Way out of reach. (and somehow I still leave shoes around)
    Of course, he didn’t throw them away. Shoes are expensive.

  4. First we must define clutter. Clutter for husband may just be something I’m going to need again very soon for me.

  5. Bahahaha ha ha. All my stuff would be locked up. If a clutter jailor captured everything on a horizontal surface we’d be in minimalist heaven and I’d be without every single thing I own.

    meh. clean is overrated. Life is messy. As long as there aren’t major diseases or pests, let it go. Without going to prison. No $200, no jail, ALL passing GO. -)

  6. Ink

    I would love this. Except for the whining that would inevitably follow discovery of beloved items in Clutter Jail…

  7. I don’t even have KIDS and I love this. Now…I wonder if I would be strong enough to put my own stuff in the clutter jail, then do the chore to get them out. hmmmmmmmmm

  8. Jonesingafter40

    Hi Jane! Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy reading your blog! I am passing the Versatile Blogger Award to you. You can get the details from today’s post. 🙂

  9. My rule is no toys outside the family/play room or bedroom. I give them a warning before bed, if they toys aren’t picked up. I hold on to them for a day. Most of the time they don’t even care. Now taking away toys when they’re suppose to be getting ready or eating, then they care.

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