Paper Cups for the Workbench
Load a cup dispenser ($4 at a grocery store) with 3- and 5-oz. paper cups and keep it handy for all kinds of jobs. Mix epoxy, measure liquids for finishes, hold glue, keep track of parts from disassemblies and hold paint for touchup jobs.
You’ll get so used to grabbing a cup that you’ll wonder how you ever worked without them. Thanks to Dan Allmon for this tip.
Repurpose items in the garage like a shoe pocket, you’ll never believe how useful it can be.
Airtight Finish Cans
Cling wrap can create an airtight seal on paint and finish cans. There’s no need to pound on the metal lid when you feel like calling it quits before the job’s done. It’s easy to unpeel and reuse sheets if you’re feeling especially miserly. Thanks to Ray McBurney for wrapping up this useful tip.