Here are some tips for using ordinary household items in unexpected ways.
Use Glass Jars
If you have a little one, you might have those little glass jars around your house, if you don’t, find a friend who does cause they make great storage space in your garages or workshop. Nail or superglue the lids to the underside of a surface near where you store your tools, then twist the jars into place. Put like-size nuts and bolts in one jar, wood screws in another, nails in another. Also attach an empty jar so that when you’re working on a project, you can gather the necessary hardware and stow it there.
Use a Paper Towel HolderChristmas is coming.. do you have a marathon gift wrapping session planned? Take a paper towel stand and stack ribbon from largest to smallest bottom to top, by sliding spools onto a paper towel stand’s post. When done, tape the ribbon ends to their spools to keep them neat.
Use Spice Containers
Spice containers, the clear topped ones, are great for keeping the odds and ends that accumulate on your desktop and in your drawers—stamps, paper clips, rubber bands, etc..
Use Velcro Tape
This is an excellent tip for keeping cords bundled. You can also screw a small hook into the bottom of a desk and hung bundled wires up and out of the sight line. To keep track of which cord belongs to which machine, attach labels with the names of the cords’ owners (lamp, TV, DVD, phone) near the plugs.
Use a Coat RackUse an old coat rack to hang your necklaces and bracelets within easy reach. Another variation would be to use a bulletin board and push pins