Duh! Why didn't I think of this sooner!?
Our backdoor and deck are right off our bedroom. For months this winter I kept a large sack of birdseed right by the backdoor. It looked really attractive setting there, but it WAS handy! LOL Plus, I'd occasionally drop birdseed in the carpet and then have to clean it up.
Finally went the other day and found exactly the right sized plastic container with locking lid and set it on the back deck with the metal dipper inside it. It's heavy enough that nothing knocks it over and even if it falls, the lid stays locked. (I tried it out!LOL)
What simple thing have you finally discovered or done that has made life easier and more organized for you? Whatever you name just might be the thing that someone else needs to help them.