A Trick That Keeps the House Clean and Gets Kids to Do Chores? Sign Us Up!

Whether you're trying to completely Marie Kondo your entire living space or are just determined to keep your head above water in the cleaning department, it never hurts to have a few toy-centric tricks up your sleeve. Recently, I stumbled upon a cleaning hack on Instagram involving a "toy jail" that pulls double duty: it keeps the house clean and gets your kids to do chores, and it's too clever not to share.

All you need is a large plastic bin and a permanent marker to get your point across. "TOY JAIL," it reads. "You left it out and I picked it up, I've got your stuff and you're out of luck, to get it back please do a chore, then it's yours just like before."

Yep, it's flippin' genius. Now all we need is the Marie Kondo stamp of approval, right?!