A dad has shared a 'genius' hack to get teenagers to clean their rooms - and it uses a simple store cupboard item that you may even have lying around.
Many parents will know the frustration of trying to get kids to tidy their bedrooms all too well, with many teens happy to live among piles of grubby clothes, empty food wrappers and dirty dishes.
But one dad has come up with a surprisingly simply solution - one that won't involve any nagging or arguments that end up going nowhere.
Chad McHunt posted the idea on Facebook, sharing a photo of some black rice, which he used to teach his children 'a lesson'.
He wrote: "So, I have teenage kids. I'm always arguing with them about not eating in their room, returning dirty dishes to the kitchen.
"I threatened that they're going to end up with a mouse in their room that will brings friends to the house... I got tired of singing the same song and decided to teach them a lesson."
McHunt grabbed some rice and sprinkled it in various places in their room, in turn making it look like there had been an unwelcome visitor.
He continued: "I went to Whole Foods, purchased some black rice and sprinkled it in their closet, under their bed, I even added a few under their covers.
"It looks like mice droppings and it scared the shit out of them. Needless to say - we don't have that room cleaning issue any more."
His post has racked up 10,000 likes, 88,000 shares and thousands of comments since it was posted a few months ago.
Many others said they'd be trying out the 'genius hack' for themselves, while others just said they found the idea 'too funny'.
One commented: "So going to do this, thanks for the tip!"
Another person said: "I going to do that for sure!!! Thanks for the great idea!!"
A third wrote: "That's an ingenious idea!!!! Love it!!!!"
Sharing a similar tip, a fourth added: "My daughter did the same thing, always eating in room, I put FAKE spiders one in bed she never ate in there again."
One person suggested that if you didn't want to 'waste the good rice', you could always 'spray paint' white rice instead - also a good idea if you simply can't get your hands on any posh black rice.
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