Good luck with that! It may be what your parents said to you, but picking your battles is probably a smarter choice. Just like babies and toddlers, set boundaries early on and be consistent. Rather than setting an unrealistic expectation of a perfectly tidy bedroom, set ground rules like:
- Vacuum at least once a week
- No dirty clothes on the floor
- Change your bed and do your own laundry
Ask them to leave the kitchen or bathroom as they found it. Rather than nagging or yelling orders, make polite requests like: "Please stack the dishwasher when you finish eating." The idea is to encourage responsibility, respect for other family members and self-control.