I've nicknamed myself MacGyver Girl. Let me share my latest fix-it secret.
Black and silver binder clips. Like this:
Now do you believe me when I say it pays big time to be an office supplies dork?
Just last weekend, I used two different ones to fix two chronic plumbing annoyances. We'll keep that non-specific. I keep one on the handle of my lawn mower so I don't have to hold the bar to keep the mower running. I'm lazy that way. I use them for electrical cord management. (Poor cord management says something about a person. I don't have time for that.) Also, they make excellent chip clips. Why buy those cute colored ones when black and silver never go out of style?
Tonight, I saw a woman whose rear view mirror was held on her car door by a humongous rusty one--easily the biggest binder clip in the world. Wonder where she got it?