Every night before bed, EVERYONE in the house picks up for 15 minutes. If there are 4 in the family, it's like working for an hour. Set the timer, and then let every one quit after 15 minutes. It cuts down on complaining if it is short and sweet.
The weather is heating up. To help keep cool, fill your water bottle 1/4 to 1/2 full with water and then put it in the freezer over night. Before you walk out the door, fill it the rest of the way with water. It will stay cold for the entire walk and keep you cooler than regular water!!!
To make the hours go by faster, I have started downloading Audio Books for free from my library website. Now I can keep up on my reading and get my exercise in at the same time.
I have to be sure to PUT every thing UP!! If there is anything out on the cabinets, I can't resist... I walk by and have it in my mouth before I know it. If I close up all snacks, cereals, etc and put them in the cabinet, I won't open it up and eat it. But if it is out, I'll eat it.