The Rubber Band Trick - If you need to remove a nail, criss-cross a couple of rubber bands over the top of the hammer before using the hammer's claw. The rubber bands will protect the surface that you're removing the nail from. Sweet!
parmesan cheese containter lids will fit on mason jars! How about keeping baking soda by the sink for a mildly abrasive cleanser. Or flour near where you kneed your bread - just sprinkle on the counter.
Buttons to Hair Ties..simple accessory! (This would also be great to use instead of laces on tennis shoes - there are so many cute buttons on the market - What fun for kids to be able to change the look of their shoes so easily!)