Instead of hiding rings away in a drawer, stack them on icing tips purchased from a bakery-supply store. Put these next to the kitchen sink―secured with reusable plastic adhesive to keep them steady―to safeguard rings when washing, too.
To buy: Cake icing tips, about $3 each, at houseware stores.
2 of 11David Prince
Keep Papers Accessible With Memo Holder
Originally made for keeping track of food orders in restaurants, this sleek stainless-steel and chrome rack will ensure that mail, messages, and shopping lists are not misplaced.
To buy: Memo holder with spring clips, $46, the Museum of Useful Things, themut.com.
3 of 11David Prince
Contain Collectibles in a Glass Pie Cabinet
Are beloved collectibles beginning to clutter your tabletops? Instead of using an expensive and cumbersome curio cabinet, display treasures or delicate glassware in a diner pie cabinet. It protects valuables from touchy-feely guests and eliminates frequent dusting.
To buy: Display case by Carib (10 x 14 x 10 inches), $130, Bowery Kitchen Supply, bowerykitchens.com.
4 of 11David Prince
Hang Boots to Save Space
Regain valuable floor space by hanging boots on a galvanized-steel rack.
An ordinary five-gallon plastic bucket is transformed into a portable tool or garden center when it wears a heavy-duty fabric hold-all sleeve. With 38 exterior and 18 interior pockets, this apron lets you easily locate tools and carry them to job sites.
To buy: Bucket Boss Tool Organizer, $30, amazon.com.
9 of 11Michael Luppino
Untangle the Garden Hose With a Wall Rack
If you keep tripping over the garden hose, get a wall-mounted rack to tame those unruly coils. By hanging your hose neatly, you'll also prevent kinks and holes from forming in the rubber or vinyl.
Do as the pros do and deposit muddy soccer balls and sandy footballs into an equipment bag from a sports-supply catalog. This one has a full-length zipper and holds 12 volleyballs or eight basketballs. Just hose it down before storing the balls away for the next game.