Have you ever cursed your screwdriver for making your DIY job just a tad too painful? I have. I've dropped the screw too many times to count before even making a mark on the wall. Even power tools can be challenging. Lucky for me, my old man is quite handy and has given me pointers on putting things together. Thus far, one of his best kept secrets is adding a bit of gooey soap (a tiny glob goes a long way) to the tip of a screw before you put it into the wall or object.