We had trouble with neighborhood cats spraying our screens on our screened in porch until we sprinkled cayenne pepper on the area in front of the screens. We are hopeful they won't come back!
After finding money, tissues and various other items in my families pockets while doing laundry I made a rule that any money left in there would be put in a jar for something special for the family. Pennies up to a ten $ bill have been collected in the past, it makes everyone more careful!
As a mother of 5, we stop what we were doing when I call BLITZ. We enjoy working as hard as we can to clean quickly and beat the timer. Sometimes it is a quick blitz of 15 mins other times, an hour. At times, we compete in teams to get chores done quickly.
I found that replacing soda pop with water was possible when I purchased a one quart size stainless steel container. I endeavor to drink 3 full bottles a day. I take it everywhere I go. I've developed a thirst for water!