Use vinegar and hot water to clean your paintbrushes. Fill a small bowl with vinegar, hot tap water and soak for about 30 minutes. If you have a brush thats really dirty and has dried paint on it, put your brush in a small pot and cover the bristle
Old glove = miniature tool belt. Cut a slit in the cuff of the glove so a belt can pass through it. Then snip off the fingertips and thumb tip. Worn on a hip, the open fingertips can conveniently carry pliers and large screwdrivers.