A laminator? The idea of "needing" one seemed silly until I bought one (also on deep Amazon discount) as a tool for home schooling. I LOVE IT. I laminate chore and task lists, printed schedules, I make personalized trading cards, I preserve special bits of kid art, I make little reminder signs to hang all over the house.
If you've been thinking about getting a laminator, today would be a great day to do it. At Amazon today only, this Scotch Thermal Laminator is $17.99 (usually listed at over $80).
Current laminator enthusiasts: how does your laminator earn its keep?
Price good through 9/26/10.