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. C says:

    vintage military snowshoes

  2. R says:

    vintage military snowshoes

  3. P says:

    vintage military snowshoes

  4. looker19 says:

    They are snowshoes, they are old, and they are of foreign design.

  5. Rozlynn says:

    cheese pressers!

  6. nancy R says:

    twin snow sleds for the grandkids

  7. Terri says:

    Rope winders

  8. Lindsey says:

    mini ladders of course!

  9. speedy266 says:

    Looks like snow shoes!

  10. Becca Martin says:

    Snow shoes

  11. Ben Horton says:

    Swiss Military Snowshoes.

  12. Tammy Landreth says:

    Snow Shoes

  13. rosidentevil says:

    snow shoes
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  14. steve says:

    snow shoes

  15. Michael485 says:

    boards for packing or loading something

  16. Phil Randall says:


  17. Diana says:

    An old washboard

  18. tomok says:

    swiss military issue snowshoes – confirmed………… 'antique' $295 USD.
    3rd row down…..

  19. Sally L. says:

    Snow shoe sleds

  20. Andy Fralix says:

    log hauling sleds. you put one under each end of a log to pull it where you can cut it into fire wood – preferably clost to where you plan to store the fire wood.

  21. Dennis says:

    Ice block movers .

  22. joann says:

    maybe used for shearing sheep, to hold the head and front legs

  23. Raymond Hawley says:

    I,d love to win this weeks prize.

  24. Bill says:

    snow shoes

  25. Dennis says:

    Blocks of ice are plced on these and pulled .


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