I have only been using the Tim Holtz dies and Sizzix dies for a short time now, but it bothers me when all the little tiny scraps stick to the foam on the die. I was picking them all off with the tweezers and thought there had to be an easier way.
I spotted a can of pressurized "air" sitting by the computer and thought, that's it. I held the die over the garbage can, blew it clean with the can of air and the die looked like new again.
Now, if only creative ideas would come that easily.