Instead of using gardening plastic try using wet newspapers. Layer wet newspapers around your plantings before you add the mulch. They will prevent weeds from popping through. Considering the content of most newspapers, this may be their best use yet!
You’ve been painting all day, you’re tired and finally at a good stopping point. Why bother cleaning up all of the paint brushes when you’re just going to drag them back out tomorrow and use them again. Here’s a little trick to keep them from drying out overnight. Wrap each brush tightly with aluminum foil and store at room temperature. You can unwrap them a day or two later and they are still wet and ready to use. Aluminum foil, not just for baking potatoes!
Okay, so it’s not rocket science but a lot of people forget to do this. You’re house has been boarded up all winter and now that it’s getting nicer outside the windows will be opened and all kinds of dust and pollen will enter your home. A new filter will seriously help reduce your allergy symptoms and give you a much cleaner air supply inside.