If your entryway has a windblown look -- kids' coats strewn on the floor, bags dropped willy-nilly -- mount a series of knobs at kid-friendly heights to eliminate their bleating, "But we can't reach!" These wooden hangers (actually, drawer knobs painted different colors) look modern and fresh, not childish, and their rounded edges make them safe for little noggins walking nearby.
Wall paint in various colors (in sample sizes; you need only a small amount of each color)
Today's chore -- raking the front yard -- is tomorrow's cheer when you turn pressed foliage into greeting cards or gift tags for bags of candy. Then you can let the wind (or really, the letter carrier or the Halloween spirit) carry them away.