Make a paint tray with a handle
For small paint jobs, I find that a small paint roller works great with an old 4L plastic jug serving as a disposable roller tray. I just cut out part of the plastic to create a place to dip the roller. It even has a built-in carrying handle. — reader Fred Thies.
Simple skinny funnel
If you’re in need an easy to make disposable funnel, we have the perfect solution for you.
Simply cut off the handle from a large water (or milk) container, and use this to serve as a disposable funnel. This funnel will help you to drain anything from your leftover wood glue to the old oil in your leaf blower. This handle funnel will help you get to hard to reach places and small bottle openings. When using this funnel to drain old oil, it directs the oil to the drain pan without spilling a drop. It’s also smart to use this disposable funnel for messy projects because you can just throw it away once you are done. It’s so simple and effective!
My husband stumbled on this cheap, effective wasp trap. Cut the upper one-third off the top of a 2-litre plastic soft drink bottle with a utility knife. Pour a little soft drink into the bottom, then invert the top of the bottle and nest it inside the bottom part. Wasps are attracted to the sweet smell and find their way through the bottleneck but can’t find their way out. Eventually they get exhausted, fall into the water and drown. — reader J. Chamberlain