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. AJ Linkous says:

    Vintage Wooden Swiss Military Issue Snowshoes Circa 1945

  2. makeroom says:

    Vintage Military Snowshoes.

  3. HandyMike says:

    Swiss Alpine snow shoes

  4. Elizabeth C. says:

    They look like prison locks for the feet.

  5. MikeM says:

    snow shoes

  6. John says:

    rack for pack horse

  7. IRENE PINE says:


  8. cathycountry says:

    They are Vintage Swiss Military Issued Snowshoes.

  9. Pamela White says:

    snow shoes

  10. Greg says:

    Snow Shoes!

  11. thebobW says:

    Old time snow shoes

  12. sdwxo says:

    ice delivery sleds

  13. Moodyvega says:

    Children – Wooden Snow Shoes…

  14. Mary Withrow says:

    Pretty sure those are snow shoes!

  15. Swampfox says:

    Antique Snow Shoes

  16. Lynn says:

    At least I'm not alone–not very functional snow shoes was all I could think. I'll be curious to know what they really are.

  17. Sharon Conlon says:

    old fashioned kids sleds.

  18. Colleen says:

    foot wear removal tool

  19. Linda says:

    twin sleds (one for each foot)

  20. Sharon Conlon says:

    I would love to win a planner. I NEED one desparately! This sounds like the perfect prize for me in all areas. Thank you for this opportunity.

  21. Martin says:


  22. William says:

    Medivel Salad thongs

  23. Thom says:

    Those are Swiss Alpine snowshoes.

  24. Robert Olinger says:

    Vintage Swiss Military Issue Snowshoes

  25. Bill C. says:

    I think they are antique snow shoes!


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