Particularly in the summer, kids frequently make big messes.  As all parents know, the downside to kids not having their intense school and activities schedule is frequently a messy house.  Initially, the time off is relaxing and much needed. However, as the summer goes on, kids seem to forget to pick up after themselves. Recently, I walked into my daughter’s room and was shell shocked to find a room that was relatively clean a short time earlier look like a natural disaster had swept through.  I actually gasped at the sight.  After a few deep breaths I went to a blog I follow for inspiration, “Bowl Full of Lemons“.  I aspire to have my house as neat, tidy, organized, and clean as these ladies!  I found on their blog a link to this great kids’ check list from  I hope this helps bring some order to my house and yours too!