Les Mess, more fun

By Mir
June 26, 2010
Category Contests

I spent most of today cleaning, which I probably wouldn’t have had to do if 1) my children weren’t such pigs (I say that with love, you understand) and 2) if I was better about getting them to pitch in on regular tidying around the house. This probably sounds very familiar to other parents out there, right?

What if a card game could get your kids more invested in keeping the house clean? It sounds too good to be true, but Les Mess swears their organizing card game can do just that! Kids ages 5-12 can pull a card to be assigned a task and a time limit. If the task is completed before time is up, they get a prize (that part’s up to the parent, but my children would be after cold, hard cash). Less arguing, less stress, and—ultimately—less mess. Sounds good to me.

Want to win your very own Les Mess card game? I’m giving one away! Just go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 8:00 a.m. Eastern (that’s 5:00 a.m. Pacific) on Monday, June 28th, 2010 for a chance to win. I’ll choose a winner via random number generation and crispness of your hospital corners. (Now there’s a mental image for you, me skulking around people’s houses… “I’m in ur bedroom, grading ur sheetz!”)

Ready? Go!


  1. No hospital corners here, but plenty of mess. :>) Thanks for the chance!

  2. Can grown-ups play too? Getting a prize might actually motivate me to clean something.

  3. This would be awesome for my kids. Anything to lessen the arguing and mess!

  4. worth a shot! guilty of the same things here . . . less clutter is what I need.

  5. We NEED this game…

  6. Count me in..especially when we are all home for the summer (I am a teacher)….my house feels like it is in a constant state of chaos. Thanks for the opportunity to make it better 🙂

  7. i’m with debra!

  8. I need less mess in my life!!

  9. My kids could really use this.

  10. My kids (and hubby) could both use this! 🙂

  11. Please pick me I don’t want to end up on an episode of HOARDERS!

  12. I’d love to try this.

  13. I have spent the day in a similar manner. Would be willing to give this a try!

  14. Yes! Count me IN!

  15. sounds like a winner to me

  16. I will come put hospital corners on your beds FOR you if I win this. My kids are pigs. lol (said with love too, of course)

  17. This could make life so much easier…

  18. We’ll give it a try.

  19. Oh yeah! Thanks! Jessica

  20. having them clean up is worth some cold hard cash

  21. Intriguing!

  22. My 3 year old is all about making contests out of, well, everything. He’d go bonkers for this!

  23. What a clever idea!

  24. Pick me, please…just this once!!!

  25. I wonder if I could get my husband to play, too?

  26. I would be willing to try anything to help motivate my kids to clean.

  27. With 3 boys and a crawling baby who has just discovered she can open cabinets, messes are constant around here! I so need this game! Thanks for the contest Mir!

  28. I’m up for anything that might convince the kid (and maybe DH too?) to clean up once and awhile.

  29. Sounds like a solid plan!!

  30. I’ll try ANYTHING to get Sydney to pick up after herself! PLEASE, random number generator…take PITY on me! 😉

  31. Ohhhh sounds like a great idea!

  32. I’ll try anything…does it work on husbands too?

  33. What a wonderful invention! Count my messy household IN!

  34. What an awesome card game – sounds cool

  35. Holy cow! My daughter soooooo needs this!!

  36. I think this would be beyond the perfect gift for my sister. She’s always saying how the kids hate cleaning up.

  37. Anything to make chores fun!

  38. we definitely need this in our house since i broke my leg this month and hubby and kids are not helping 🙁

  39. could be interesting!

  40. Me please 🙂

  41. I would love these – after spending 2 hours helping my daughter clean her room! Thanks!

  42. less mess? isn’t that counterintuitive?

  43. sounds like a hit!

  44. I’d like to try it

  45. sounds cool!

  46. we really need Les Mess around here. Help!

  47. Hey! It’s worth a try!

  48. uh, yes, please! 🙂

  49. Anything would help!

  50. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. I have four pigs in that age range. I mean children.

  51. cool

  52. It’s my turn to win!!–we’ve got plenty of mess around here!

  53. Sounds like a great game!

  54. If it makes chores easier/more fun, I’m in!

  55. Something I wish I’d thought of!

  56. Sounds like a very fun game —- I would love to give this a shot!


  57. Anything that could get my kids cleaning up!

  58. we’re swimming in mess ’round here

  59. Anything could help! :o)

  60. I’m almost in tears of joy hearing about a card game that might help my children help out more.

  61. oh my, do we ever need this! My feet can’t take stepping on another lego…

  62. Ooooh – I’m good at hospital corners … but not at sweeping floors regularly – lol. I’d love to win!

  63. This is a great idea. I am guilty of not getting the kids to help out like they should.

  64. please, oh please, oh please.
    if you hope to see any of us alive by the time summer is over, pick us random.org!

  65. What a great idea!

  66. count me in! Thanks!

  67. What a great idea! I’d love to try it.

  68. Sounds interesting!

  69. We could definitely use this in my house! And for the record, thee one thing I do very well is make beds! My husband often says I could pass military inspection with my bed-making standards!

  70. Seeing as I have both children AND giant piles of mess covering every horizontal surface of my house, this card game would be perfect for us!

    Hmmm… I guess I should clarify that the kids aren’t on every horizontal surface. It’s just their stuff. 😀

  71. how can my life be summed up by one card game? Oh well, I say bring it!

  72. My sister has three kids and this would be a great gift.

  73. Man, if this works, what a goldmine!

  74. Sounds great!

  75. I’m willing to try anything!

  76. OH MY GOODNESS! I would absolutely LOVE to win this! Can I make my husband pull a card, too?

  77. OH, I must have this!! And I love the idea of the poster above to have my husband pull a card as well.

  78. I’d like to try it!

  79. Sounds like a great idea!

  80. it’s going to be a long summer, we would love this. Thanks

  81. ME!!! I have a chronically messy house, and 5 still at home boys who must not have opposable thumbs, or maybe they are blind, because they dont see that things need to be CLEAN!! HELP!!

  82. cant keep up with kids and animals……….oh and husbands-are they in the same category as kids?

  83. Fantastic. Count me in.

  84. Sounds fun. I’d love to try it with my kids.


  86. This sounds great. Thanks.

  87. Yes, please! My piglets and I are in desperate need of this. This, or a live-in maid. Either solution works.

  88. What a neat idea! It would be great to have anything to that would make cleaning fun!

  89. Oh boy! I love this idea so if I don’t win, I may have to steal the idea and see if fake homemade cards work on my kids.

  90. Oh yes, please!

  91. oh dear God please pick me. we need this game- husband is deployed and I’m drowning in mess!

  92. me, please

  93. What a neat idea!

  94. I would love to give this a try! Here’s how it goes at my house. I give my 10-year-old-daughter the job of dusting the entire house. She returns to me in 3 minutes claiming… “Mom, I’m done. Can I watch TV now?” I feel your pain, Mir.

  95. Thanks, Mir!

  96. Just what we need!!

  97. Pretty please??!!

  98. That sounds like a great game- I’d love to try it out!

  99. Cool! But I’ll throw myself on the mercy of the random number generator. I have no hospital corners in my house. 🙂

  100. Wow, I had no idea this existed! We need this in our house!

  101. Neat game.

  102. New house, new routines? This could help… hope I win!

  103. Oh, Mir… you tease – how I would love one of these for our kids….

  104. I could really use this!!

  105. Heck with the kids – I need this for me!

  106. I’m sick while on vacation so I think winning this would help things tremendously! 🙂

  107. I could use Less Mess! 🙂

  108. This sounds like an awesome game!

  109. Ooh…ahh…great idea!

  110. Oh my goodness… my Mom still (STILL) comments on how my flat as a board sheets aren’t made up quite well enough.

  111. Hey, what a great idea!

  112. The cards and cold, hard cash would work for my daughter as well!

  113. Willing to try anything….

  114. Genius! Choose me please random # picker!

  115. Anything, I’ll try anything at all.

  116. I’m in.

  117. Count us in! My place is a mess!

  118. Sounds like an awesome game!

  119. Cool, anything for help! Thanks, Mir!

  120. Sounds really helpful! I’ll try it!

  121. House is on the market. Could use any help I can get:)

  122. We NEED Less Mess!

  123. I need this game…pleading and threats aren’t working!

  124. Sounds great!

  125. oh this would be a huge help, pick me please

  126. sounds wonderful to me!!!

  127. Anything to get my kids to clean up!

  128. I usually write all the chores on paper and then have everyone draw out of a bag. With five children this sometimes works. I do the bathrooms always!!!!

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