Each member of the family has a mesh lingerie laundry bag, and a hook. They put their dirty socks in the bag each night. On laundry day, you wash the whole mesh zipped up bag. No more sorting through and figuring out which socks are for which person.
Dollar Store DIY Storage Tins - hot glue drawer knob pulls to the lid of metal canisters (or glass ones would work!) then spray paint! Genius for the kitchen or on a display shelf (hide matches for fireplace, cotton balls in guest bathroom, etc)
Crochet "Cord Tamer" ~ This is a great idea! I use bread "twistie ties", but Son-in-Law worries they might be too tight & may harm my gadget (camera, kindle, etc. These would hold them fast, & I'm sure would never damage them.