These two hints are knitting related, so I have no idea if they are at all useful. But they are kitchy and dated, and I can speak to both of those topics.
“A time saving yarn winder is made by connecting Tinker Toys to a screw clamp.” – Mrs. T. H.Sanford Jr. 1965
“Cut out part of plastic bottle; place yarn ball inside to keep it from rolling and pull yarn out through bottle neck while knitting, When you are not knitting, you can easily store needles and knitted article in the bottle. – Mrs. J. Neale, 1965