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Mum attaches money to rubbish around the house as part of genius trick to see if any of her family will pick it up

AS A mum, it can often be a struggle to get the rest of your family to clear up after themselves.

But one woman has come up with a genius solution to the problem by secretly attaching money to rubbish lying around the house.

The Australian wanted to prove in the social experiment just how little cleaning her children and husband do if she's not around.

In a post on Facebook, the mum revealed the details of the hilarious - but clever - social experiment, and shared pictures of rubbish deliberately left around her home.

She had attached money notes - the approximate equivalent of £10 and £3 - to an empty toilet roll and piece of paper before lying them face-down with a "finders keepers" note.

The frustrated woman wrote: "Needing something to inspire kids and husbands to tidy up around the house?

"Clearly this game hasn’t worked here yet, maybe one day."

The mum revealed that after six days both pieces of rubbish were still untouched by her family.

She joked: "For now, I’ll keep upping the prize money, knowing it’s coming back."

Her hilarious post was a hit with social media users who gave it 4,500 'likes'.

Clearly this game hasn’t worked here yet, maybe one day.


One person wrote: "My kids would probably pick it up, take out the money, throw it back on the floor and forget about the entire purpose."

Another commented: "The rolls would start to decompose in my house - no one would pick them up even if it saved their life."

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Many people revealed they were inspired to try out her savvy trick on their own families in an effort to combat mess.

A third shared: "I'm definitely trying this! I can't love this enough!"

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