Welcome to our first installment of fun household tricks. In this series we show you quick tricks for making home maintenance and organization easy. When painting wrap a rubber band around the can wipe the brush against the rubber band to keep the sides of the can clean instead of throwing away. Old toilet paper and paper towel rolls use them to keep wrapping paper from unrolling. To keep extension cords from unplugging during use tie a simple loose knot. Finally use a clothespin to hold small nails while hammering your fingers will appreciate it.