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.
Everyday Notions: Orange Shower Spray Recipe Fill jar with orange peels. Sprinkle a little salt on the peels and shake. The salt will help "release" the oils in the peels. Let oranges and salt sit for 20-30 min. (this is a perfect time to check Facebook while eating the oranges). Fill jar with equal amounts of water and vinegar. Shake and find a place for mixture to "fester" for a week, shaking daily. My favorite brewing spot is the top of my refrigerator.