To restore a damaged CD, apply a dot of non-gel formulat toothpaste to a cotton cloth and rub in a straight line from the center of the CD outward, covering any scratches. Rinse off the toothpaste with water.
Magic Eraser (any brand) for resurfacing DVDs! Hear me, people. This fixes scratched/ skipping CDs and DVDs. Using a damp magic eraser, work from middle to edge, then following the curve of the DVD. (You're scuffing down the surface to the level of the scratch.) Reclaimed my fave workout vid from the rubbish bin. Yay. Now I have *no* excuse not to sweat.
Clever idea for cleaning blinds: Mix equal parts vinegar and warm water in a bowl. Slip an old sock on your hand and wipe all the grimy dirt away. When your sock gets really dirty, rinse it in some clean water and repeat the cleaning process.