When wrenching on chrome or painted nuts, bolts or screws, use a small piece of vinyl between it and the wrench or driver tip, to keep from marring the surface. Use that thin clear vinyl from store packaging (bed sheets,curtains, etc.). Save the stuffing paper, that your box of parts is packed with to keep things from moving around during shipment. Un-crumple it, smooth it out, fold it up and stash it. I keep mine under a corner of some carpet in my shop to keep it flat. Use it for masking overspray and setting up a clean area on the work bench for rebuilding carbs or anything that needs a clean space. Used dryer sheets make good filters for stuff you want to strain into or out of a container. By folding the sheet or by using more that one, you can regulate how fine or course you want the filter to be. A new sheet stashed under the seat will make your heap smell nice. Keep glue and sealants in the shop fridge to keep them usable for a much longer period than if stored on the shelf. Put them inside zip lock bags to keep them from stinking up the brewskies. Save your plastic jars and use them to store nuts, bolts and smaller stuff. Sort and arrange them by size so their easy to see what's in them. When you need something, dump the jar onto a shop rag to sort through and get what you need. When done, use the rag to funnel the goodies back into the jar.