Here are just a few things I have done this year to make me a little more efficient, safe and happier. 1) Built a device to slip over my blades while removing them for sharpening, leaves both hands free and feels safer. 2) I usually back my walk behind to the back of my trailer, tilt it backwards so that cleaning the deck is easier. This gives more clearance on the front end. I have a piece of chain about 18" long mounted on my gate that I hook over the handle on my mower to make sure it never falls back down while I'm cleaning it out or changing blades. 3) Mounted my hedge trimmer on the top rail of my trailer. The Stihl has a hole molded into the bottom part of the handle. With the trimmer sitting on the angle iron rail of my trailer I drilled a hole through the angle and now a master lock goes right through there. The blade portion stays in place using a heavy duty tie wrap. 4) Bought a pair of chaps to use while trimming. Keeps 90% of the grass of of my legs / pants and no more dinged legs, grass in shoes, etc. 5) Bought a new Echo 651 trimmer which is awesome. Saves a lot of time over my smaller one. 6) Measured off enough trimmer line to refill my spool while away from the truck. I coiled it up and wrapped a little electrical tape around it to keep it together. Then I pulled off the spark plug wire, slipped it through the coil of line and placed it back on the spark plug. You know sometimes little things just make you feel better.