Home improvement projects that require drilling and painting — especially overhead — often lead to debris all around the floor. A user at DIY website Instructables has a simple solution for preventing unneeded mess on the cheap: a disposable coffee cup.
Next time you're drilling or painting on the ceiling, just drill or punch a hole in the bottom a coffee cup. Put the coffee cup on your drill or paint brush, and you can fix up the house without worrying about your rugs. Ta-da! It's so simple, but it's also not necessarily the first thing you'd think of.
Coffee Cup - Ceiling aid (2x) [Instructables]