How to clean hardware - Boil them for twenty minutes in solution of water, 1 cup vinegar and a teaspoon of salt. This treatment will get rid of any old crud on them and remove all those years of greasy fingerprints. (thank you Martha Stewart for this trick- If you try it, you will NEVER want to touch an old door knob again. They are NASTY). These guys went from black and sticky to shiny and sterile.
Organized Hardware - In this drawer, movable partitions are held in place by strips of foam weather stripping at the front and back. The 44-plus boxes rest on edge, labels up, for easy grabbing and stowing. The labels are typed on a computer and printed on sticky label sheets. Think of never having to wonder where to find a 1-in. drywall screw or a 3/8-in. washer! Shop for boxes at craft, tackle, office or dollar stores or online.
DIY How to Satin PVC with dye so it looks like wood. Using only inexpensive materials found at any local arts and craft or hardware store this method obtains a wood like finish complete with the appearance of wood grain. Unlike paint this stain penetrates into the PVC for a durable long lasting finish. http://www.diyeasycrafts.com/