Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Schedule Planner

 In order to win last week’s Toolsday prize, you had to guess the identity of a telescoping tool sitting on a bracket.  Most folks knew it was a jewelry maker’s ring-sizer mandrel. We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Patti, who knew exactly what it was. Congratulations Patti, you’ve got one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.    

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a set of self-organizing goodies including a copy 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 and mental 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.

Are you sick and tired of winter, dying to get some backyard projects underway?  Start planning. We’ve got plenty of ideas, inspiration and instructions for turning your yard 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 fire pit. Or do you want to install a backyard horseshoe pitcorn hole game or chess set – we’ve got step-by-step instructions on how to do that too.  

To win an organizing kit, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the contraptions pictured below are used for.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, February 5, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until February 5, 2013, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win an organizing kit.  
Official Rules.

1,262 Responses

  1. Ronnie says:

    A swing

  2. Omar says:

    snow shoes

  3. dragontear says:

    Vintage Swiss Military Issue Snowshoes

  4. Ed Coleman says:

    rack used on mules or donkey to carry supplys

  5. fred weigle III says:

    back pack frames

  6. Sherri Beregovoy says:

    Don't know what they are called, but I believe they are for moving across a floor surface on your knees without messing up the floor.

  7. Karen Hlywa says:

    snow shoes?

  8. FredG says:

    Snow shoes

  9. Ann Mountain says:

    These are vintage snow shoes.

  10. Grinevicius says:

    snow shoes

  11. Blue Lady says:

    This will be the one time I win, I don't need a planner, I have plans, NEED TOOLS.

  12. Barbara says:

    They look like old snow shoes!!!

  13. pollocg4573353 says:

    a scaffold for sitting on.

  14. Stacey Premoshis says:


  15. Emmilia G. says:

    don't know but must have something to do with snow. Has two loops for feet?Not sure how to use the other ropes.

  16. dslewis99 says:

    No earthly idea.

  17. DBCoop says:

    Just in time for winter — a pair of vintage military snowshoes — perfect for climbing the Matterhorn.

  18. ronald armstrong says:

    snow shoes maybe not sure

  19. Rita says:

    snow shoes

  20. Lauren says:

    moving foot stands for a dog pulled snow sled

  21. Joe E says:

    Joe E

    I think these are ground levelers. You have a kid stand with one foot on each one and then pull them along to level the ground.

  22. Laura L. says:

    It's two old-timey sleds for pure winter time fun :)

  23. pastabakes says:

    First thing that came to mind was snow shoes. I'm usually wrong though.

  24. crup says:

    mouse trap

  25. jose says:

    Snow shoes


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