1-Safety pins work as quick stitch markers
2-Use a dental floss threader to thread beads onto your worsted weight yarn. Much easier than trying to make sure the hook will go through the bead.
3-Buy an extra pencil pouch next time you are in the store. A zipper pouch is perfect for keeping all your small supplies together--scissors, crochet hooks, tape measure, etc.
4-Use sticky notes to mark your place on your pattern. This has saved me from getting lost, as I am prone to do.