1. Have a screwdriver to use for stuff you’re not supposed to use a screwdriver for. Screwdrivers are for driving screws. You’re not supposed to use them to gouge, pry, stir, and so forth. They certainly do work well in some non-screwing applications, though. Here is the one I’ve assigned to take the pain:
2. There are a few common household items on which I recommend you spend $100 or so, and then scatter throughout every pocket of your daily existence. Purses, dressers, junk drawers, glove compartments—you get the idea. Here they are:
3. Finally, while I am normally a strong proponent of purchasing inexpensive store-brand packages of common chemicals (aspirin, bleach, and the like), that recommendation does not extend to cyanoacrylate adhesive (super glue). Cheap super glue is exactly the same stuff as Krazy Glue or Loctite brand. But it comes in plain tubes with screw caps, which are perfect for a) glopping out all over the place; and b) drying up rather quickly once opened. When you pay for a name, you’re usually paying for a much better application method and storage container as well.
You’re welcome. Hey, I’m a giver.