This may not qualify as a DIY but I am very pleased with myself today. I have a home with 9 foot ceilings that curve into the wall. They seem to attract cobwebs. Being a short woman of a certain age my arms get very tired trying to reach up and vacuum the cobwebs. I took off the heavy wand from the vacuum cleaner and taped an empty wrapping paper tube to it so that I could vacuum without injuring myself. I was done in no time at all without having to take numerous breaks. Clean ceilings and now the tube is folded up in the recycle bin. Score one of out of the box thinking.