Making DVDs Kid-Proof
Our newer childrens' DVDs are not lasting long these days, so I was very pleased to discover D-Skins - a very thin plastic cover that you put over your DVDs (or CDs I guess) then forget about it. The skins stay put when you play the discs, making it much harder for your kids to trash them.
On one disc that was skipping the D-Skin had the miraculous effect of making the disc not skip any more.
Given all the money I have been giving to the Walt Disney Corp recently for DVDs I am glad to have found a way of making their products last a bit longer in my daughter's hands (quite literally).