On Christmas Eve I asked the girls to clean their room (Emma and Michelle). After 5 hours I went to see what the problem was. Others in the house were checking on their progress and I was attempting to clean downstairs and do some baking.
I walked in on this. Yep, this is how far they had gotten in 5 hours.
I saw their overflowing laundry baskets and told them that there was no way that they wore that amount of clothing since the last laundry day less than a week ago.
I peeked into their closet for their clean clothing.
I looked across the closet at Anthony's bedroom and handed him a broom.
I sent the girls away and cleaned for them. They will now have a lot less clothing and no toys or books in their bedroom except for a Bible. I filled three big trash bags and found 4 tubes of almost full toothpaste in their mess.
Then I went downstairs and saw glasses everywhere. I brought out this tray and explained that they would get one glass a day and if it wasn't on this tray then they lost their glass for the day. Naturally they take their glass to the table for meals. I have run loads of dishes that were mostly glasses, it was becoming a big issue with me.
I didn't get all my baking done and today I am still doing laundry. Most of the girls clothing will be gone but I have to sort them a weeks worth of clothing first.