How clean do their rooms need to be?

How clean do you expect your kids to keep their rooms?

How clean were you expected to keep your room?

Is it the same as how you were raised or different?

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    06/18/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Depends on their age, what we have going on any given day....it is different than I was raised. I was neat and my mom didn't have to tell me to keep my room clean!
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      06/18/14
      Depends on their age and what we've been up to and how good they've been.
      When I was growing up, my dad never made us clean up our room at his house, but his house was just plain filthy no matter what you tried to do, and he never tried to do much. At my mom's, it was just a general straightening up until my stepdad came into the picture, and then she made it to where we had to sweep/vacuum/mop our floor (depending on what kind of floor our room had), put all toys and video games and books where they belong, make the bed, fold and put away our clean laundry, clean the mouse/hamster cages (for the few years we had those) , make sure there were no dishes and no trash in our rooms, and wipe off the windows (inside and outside).

      My most hated phrase from childhood?
      "My room's clean."
      "Are you sure?"
      "Yes."
      "Is it clean MY way?"
      "Yes."
      "Are you sure?"
      " -heavy sigh- "

      No matter how clean we got those rooms, they were never clean whatever the hell mom's version of "my way" was.
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