buy an extra fitted sheet instead of a bedskirt (this site has tons of other tips for around the house too!)
How to Paint Cabinets or Furniture... using liquid sandpaper.... - cuts out the sanding step. From Better Homes and Gardens
blue dawn dish liquid does some amazing things...like...Giant Bubbles; removes hair product build up; MANICURE SECRET; Repel Houseplant insects; CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS;Use it to bathe the dogs. It kills fleas on contact and is much cheaper than expensive dog shampoos. Ice pack; repel ants; UNCLOG TOILETS; Keep poision ivy from spreading; Shower floor cleaner and more....
50 great household hints- seriously the BEST tips I've ever read! #11. Burned a pot of rice? Just place a piece of white bread on top of the rice for 5-10 minutes to draw out the burned flavor. Be careful not to scrape the burned pieces off of the bottom of the pan when serving the rice. #17. To keep potatoes from budding in the bag, put an apple in with them.