You can never have too many needles. Keep several with each project to avoid wasting time searching for them.
Are you a stitcher who only has a few minutes at a time? Re-thread your needle at the end of every session. That way, you can pick it up and get stitching quickly without having to dig through your floss for a color.
Tired of misplacing your scissors? Keep a small pair of sharp scissors with each project.