I refuse to use stupid solutions. Stupid solutions wear you off, make you angry with your work, often you'll find yourself setting due-date to "someday" in order to avoid the hassle.
On the other side smart solutions are golden, require you to step back and think the right way, you'll learn new things, you get to enjoy the "solving" part and on top of that... well you get to actually solve the problem. It's a win-win situation.
Say NO to repetitive tasks and use your head.