Toolsday Giveaway: Win an Organizing Kit

Last Toolsday we asked you to identify a set of tools that looked like a pair of elongated eggs on a stick. For the most part, we only had two answers. About half of you thought it was used to stretch shoes and the other half thought it was used for blowing glass.  Well, the second half got it right. The mystery tool is used by a glass blower for shaping curves into glass.

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Eric B., who was in the winning faction that knew it was a glass-blowing tool. Congratulations Eric B., you’ve got one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.    

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away two sets of self organizing goodies including two copies of “SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life: A Four-Step Guide to Getting Unstuck” by bestselling author, Julie Morgenstern. This 300 page book outlines a four-step plan to get rid of the physical, mental, and schedule clutter that holds back so many of us. Plus it will show you how to stay organized after you heave the clutter, so you’ll stay on track.

To win an organizing kit, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this contraption (below) is used for.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick two winners.

Are you taking a staycation to get some backyard projects done?  Let us help. We’ve got plenty of ideas, inspiration and instructions for turning your backyard into a spectacular hang out for entertaining and relaxing. We’ve got tips for designing an outdoor kitchen, instructions on how to build a pergola, tiki hut or patio. Or do you want to install a backyard bocce court, putting green or chess set – we’ve got step-by-step instructions on how to do that too.  

On Tuesday, July 17, we will select the winners then start up a new giveaway for another prize, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until July 17, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win an organizing kit.  
Official Rules.

906 Responses

  1. Frumonce says:

    pneumatic paint shaker

  2. Joni says:

    A paint mixer

  3. stan says:

    A paint can shaker to mix the paint up good

  4. Blech100 says:

    A clamp of some kind.

  5. sharon says:


  6. diana says:

    I think it is a clamp to hold projects together

  7. regina says:

    I think it is a paint mixer

  8. Darlene says:

    A paint can shaker for after they mix your color.

  9. Gewondlyn S. says:

    It's a paint shaker

  10. Eric B. says:

    Paint mixer.

  11. velma hawkins says:

    some sort of mechanism to mix paint or other liquid.

  12. Dakota Payne, Jr. says:

    This would be a Paint Mixer.

  13. tanya payne-stacey says:

    I would like to win this prize for my only son who is my caretaker since i became very ill. It sounds like a wonderful prize. Thank you, Tanya Payne

  14. jak says:

    looks like an older paint mixer

  15. Mary Sattler says:

    Astro Pneumatic Air Operated Paint Shaker

  16. MIKES_MACHINE says:

    Shake things up with this pneumatic (air powered) paint can shaker. Looks like an Astro Pneumatic 4550 to me.

  17. LeighAnne27 says:

    paint shaker

  18. Gary Steinberg says:

    Astro Pneumatic Air Operated Paint Shaker Model AO4550

  19. Lauren Bacisin says:

    You put this in the bathtub then clamp down your child's head to wash their hair!

  20. Sara Negron says:

    Clamp for doing work to a piece of pipe or pipe fittings?

  21. WScott says:

    A paint can shaker

  22. Emmilia Gamez says:

    some kind of clamp or a can crusher?

  23. Melissa Burkhart says:

    a clamp of some type, maybe a mold?

  24. Gale says:

    I dont know


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