If you already have a great picture arrangement, but you need to repaint the room, try inserting toothpicks into the nail holes and paint right over them. After the paint dries, simply remove the toothpicks and you are then ready to rehang.
Take out that novel you've been writing on (or dreamed of writing), finish that song, painting or drawing you started 5, 10, 50 years ago. Set aside 10 minutes each day to promote genius! Begin today. Stop what you're doing right now, put on some decent clothes and go to the store to get a sketch pad/writers notebook/whatever. Come back here and then join a Spark Team that shares your passion. The joy is in the creating, so create! "Hold on to the dreams of thy youth!"
When you're painting, if you need to pause while a coat dries or you have to do something else, wrap your paint brush or roller in plastic (grocery sack, ziploc bag) and store it in the freezer. When you're ready to paint again, your brush or roller is ready for you!
Simply by adding 1-2 drops of pure almond extract or pure vanilla extract to a gallon of paint and stirring it up and using it will neutralize the nasty "fresh paint" smell. Also, it is such a small addition, it won't affect the color of the paint.
When painting, smooth a layer of baby oil on exposed skin before starting. This coating will make paint splatters easily removable after you're done--no scrubbing needed, it peels off effortlessly.