Mom’s Cleaning Hack Goes Viral, And People Are Calling Her A “Genius”

Nobody ever said that parenting was going to be easy. If they did, they quickly changed their mind when they actually became a parent. After all, the list of daily chores continues to grow and often, children neglect to pull their own weight.

This can be a very frustrating situation, and you may find that your patience is wearing thin when you are dealing with lazy children. Sometimes you just need to step back and listen to the advice of a clever mother who also has children that don’t like picking up after themselves.

Jessica McGinty is a mother of three and she often discusses the issues she is facing on her parenting blog. Some of those experiences are funny but even so, moms are learning from her.

One of the clever ideas that she posted on her blog is about how she gets her children to clean up after themselves. They are called ‘f*cket buckets’ and she talks about them on her Facebook page.

Here is the plan. If they leave anything laying around, it goes in their bucket. If it’s still there at bedtime it goes in the bin because [f*cket] if I’m cleaning it up,” she wrote in the photo’s caption.

Today I got the kids fucket buckets ™️. If they leave it laying around, it goes in their bucket. If it’s still there at bedtime it goes in the bin because fucket if I’m cleaning it up.

Posted by Mishmash Moments – Jessica McGinty on Friday, October 5, 2018

The picture was posted on October 5 and it has gone viral with over 25,000 shares and comments.

Many parents have also chimed in on how the idea of throwing away kid stuff that doesn’t get cleaned up is perfect for them.

“I’m investing in these!” someone commented.

“I love it….problem is i would need a huge one,” one user joked.

“Love it wish we’d had that idea years ago,” another wrote.

“When growing up, my mom had a ‘damn it’ box. I went to school wearing athletic cleats for a day or so because I “lost” my shoes to the box. It works!!” someone shared about a similar idea.

Some people also think this can be used with other members of the family.

“Never mind kids I need one of these for you,” someone wrote, tagging their significant other.

Many people love the idea but other people took it too seriously. When you really stop to think about it, these cleanup buckets are a great way to establish a system that could stick with your children for life.

It really isn’t necessary to throw your kids clothes or toys in the trash but it could provide a wake-up call to help them take responsibility.

When a parent didn’t have a sense of humor about this, Jessica had a response ready:

“Hey all you new people who don’t take life (or parenting) too seriously! Welcome!

And to the negative Nancy types who think I’m disrespectful, or not teaching them right, or whatever else. Get over it, have a laugh. You must be fun at parties.”

This isn’t the first clever mom hack that went viral.

The Internet has allowed millions of people to connect with all kinds of clever tricks.

For example, a mother from Texas discovered an ingenious way to get her children into a shopping cart without straining her back. People are amazed they didn’t think about this sooner.

You’re welcome ????Do your part to make a mama’s life easier by sharing this.Full Story: while you’re here, check out my website: (can’t blame a girl for tryin)

Posted by Laura Castrillo on Saturday, September 22, 2018

“While it may seem silly, the comments I’ve seen from parents who hadn’t known about this little trick have really been great. Moms with special needs children who are heavy but need to be in the cart, moms who are in the final stages of pregnancy and have toddlers that can’t be left to walk around in the store, and grandparents like my mom who are disabled but love spending time with grandkids in any way that they can,” Lauren Castrillo wrote on a popular Facebook page.

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