To help protect your wood projects from scratches during finishing, use carpet on one of your workbenches. Then make it a habit to keep all tools and fasteners off of the carpet. Carpeting can also be used in other places around the shop where finished work comes to rest.
When you replace a toilet, install a low-consumption model or a water saver. Standard toilets use 5 to 7 gallons per flush; “water-savers” use 3 to 4 gallons per flush; and new low-consumption models use 1.6 gallons, or less per flush. Until you replace your toilet, put a plastic bottle filled with water in the tank to cut down on water needed for a flush.