Around the house
* Before painting a room, glue a paper plate underneath each can of unopened paint. This will catch spills which would normally run onto newspapers that have been used to protect floors, but ultimately wind up stuck to the cans.
* Loosen stubborn windows. Try running a pizza cutter between window and jamb to cut through dried paint.
* Store an excess of coffee beans in an airtight container in your freezer. Beans will stay fresh up to three months and may be ground frozen; beans can be stored in refrigerator for about three to four weeks.