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.

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  7. Wayne Faulks says:

    for walking in the mud or snow

  8. lynne cahill says:

    I love the DIY channel. Such great advice

  9. Mark Clements says:

    looks like electrical wire holders for cables.?

  10. Kimberly Whelpley says:

    wooden snow sled

  11. Lori says:

    Crop circle stompers, lol.

  12. Donna says:

    looks like snow pulls to pull trash can or something

  13. iamagemini2001 says:

    2 sleds for my nephews dog in NY, they could use it now with the snow they just got. LOL

  14. CJPier says:

    Antique Snowshoes

  15. Kathey says:

    Looks like a mini sled???

  16. mgoodcar says:

    snowshoes for dogs who work in winter or sled racing dogs

  17. kathy Smith says:

    Sled Mounts

  18. JANICE BISHOP says:

    snow shoes of a sort seems right maybe to slid on the snow standing.. Have no idea.

  19. michael c says:

    Racks foe animals to carry goods and material things.

  20. Margaret says:

    to carry roof shingles etc.. by sliding

  21. BJM says:

    Chock blocks

  22. John Shimko says:

    A rope maker

  23. Stephen says:

    Looks like something for walking on water :)

  24. Elishacrabtree says:

    My first thought was snow shoes?


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