A mum has gone viral on TikTok after she posted a video sharing how she gets her children to come down for dinner without having to call for them numerous times
Having to shout over loud films or music that your kids are listening to every night just to get them down for dinner can be tiresome.
But it doesn’t have to be, as one mum has come up with a genius solution that will save your lungs and your sanity.
Mum-of-four Arin regularly shares renovation and makeover content with her 254,000 followers on TikTok ( @arinsolange ).
But a recent video of what she calls her “ultimate mum hack” has gone viral, amassing 5.7 million views.
In the clip, the mum explains that she uses doorbells to notify her kids that dinner is done, instead of yelling through the house.
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“TikTok made me do it: MOM HACK,” Arin wrote in the on-screen captions.
“This is the ultimate TikTok-made-me-do-it mum hack.
“We have four kids and I hate yelling in our house. I bought these little doorbells and they are a gamechanger.”
The mum explained that she has one doorbell button for each child that she keeps inside a cupboard in the kitchen.
The chime is set up in their bedrooms, so instead of having to shout their names, she simply presses a button and the doorbell rings in their room.
“They also know to come down in the morning when their doorbell goes off,” she continued.
Arin said she grabbed hers for $15 from Amazon and is thrilled with the results.
“There has never been a better #momhack,” she said. “These little $15 doorbells have made our house so much more pleasant!”
Since being posted, the video has been liked almost 700,000 times and has received more than 5,500 comments from impressed viewers.
One person said: “Yelling through the house is my #1 top mum peeve,” to which Arin replied saying: “Mine too!! And yelling promotes telling so I am trying not to do it.”
Another wrote: “My kids would take the batteries out and I’d be pushing that button with some fierce rage.”
“I just got myself a bullhorn. Some families need something a lil stronger,” joked a third.
Someone else said: “We had something like this rigged up in our house in the 70s! Not this fancy! Wrangled in the six siblings. Worked like a charm!”
Others shared how their families tell each other it’s time for dinner, as one person put: “My mum just hit the ceiling with the broom handle. This is so cool.”
And another user added: “I drop into or make an announcement over Alexa.”
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