Corral Your Kids in a Kiddie Pool (Indoors!)
Extend the life of an inflatable kiddie pool well past Summer by using it as an indoor playpen. Toss a bunch of your baby's toys in there, and buy yourself 10 minutes to vacuum, fold laundry, or make a quick phone call.
Total Time: 5 minutes
Total Cost: Cost of the pool (free-$30)
Source: Flickr user Jason Berberich