Tuesday, January 6, 2009

How to organizer your containers like a Marxist

Well, it's a new year, and everyone is offering personal organization tips. So here's mine.

Organizing the "Tupperware" drawer seems to be a big issue for people. I know it was when I was a wee bromeliad. Mom had many a meltdown while trying to find a matching lid for the container she had just dumped food into. We had a whole drawer just for plastic containers, but sooner or later, half of them would end up on the floor while mom riffled through the pile looking for a match. To this day, I associated plasticware with hopelessness.

I now live in 500 square foot apartment, and I can find a top for my bottom with my eyes closed. That's because I run a communist dictatorship.
Here's the solution for Tupperware and many similar organizational issues: Complete uniformity. All of my containers are absolutely identical. (And, because we are cheap, they also all happen to be reused snack containers. )

This works. Don't knock it.

Or as Karl Marx might put it: From each according to his ability, to each according to his lid.

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