Cat owners help out here


Hell, It's about time!
I love my cats dearly. They are playful, fun, snuggly and love a good belly rub, but my sofa and patience are in taters. I CANT get them to stop scratching everything. Declawing is cruel, the claws keep my kids from tormenting them and they catch mice. I don't have the time or patience to trim their nails either. I've tried scratching posts, cat nip, treats, squirting them etc... nothing works. Any ideas to get them to stop, or at least get them to scratch what I have for them to scratch (which they seem to not have interest in)?