Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 cup white vinegar. The mixture will foam up. Let stand for a few minutes to dissolve fatty acids, then pour boiling water down the drain to wash out any clogs (great way to reuse that baking soda from the fridge/freezer).
Garage Organization: Create Recycle Bin Hangers...I don't need to separate my recycle (thankfully), but the idea can be used to organize other things too, like sports equipment, off season car stuff, etc