I hate when the cords make your couch stick out and not flat against the wall. ~ If you ever build or remodel - use recessed outlets so that the plugs don't stick out from the wall. This allows furniture to be flat against the wall.
10 Paint Secrets (PART THREE!): what you never knew about paint. You just add a little bit of Floetrol to your latex paint, and it prevents brush marks. For oil based paints, you can use a similar product called Penetrol
Use vinegar and hot water to clean your paintbrushes. Fill a small bowl with vinegar, hot tap water and soak for about 30 minutes. If you have a brush thats really dirty and has dried paint on it, put your brush in a small pot and cover the bristle
Secrets to Using and Preserving Paint Brushes and Rollers
Long reach paint pad keeps tight spots neat: If you have a tight spot to paint, remove the pad from a paint edging tool. Hot-glue the pad to a stir stick, and you've got a painting tool that will fit behind toilet tanks and radiators.