How many things do you have that serve only one purpose? I have a tamper-scooper tool that I keep only to tamp my pipe. Recently I lost it, and was forced to pack my tobacco to a state of firm-but-spongy resistance …with my thumb. Having then lit my pipe with a stick match, I was surprised that I could effectively tamp my smoldering tobacco with just a poke or two from the butt of my used matchstick.
This isn’t to say that I wasn’t happy when I later found my tamper-scooper thingy. I won’t get rid of it. But if you have a lot of things like me, you tend toward clutter. And if you think about it, many of those things only serve one, seldom-useful purpose.
If you find yourself identifying with this observation, you’ll be interested to know that Unclutterer, a blog dedicated to this kind of topic, calls such items “unitaskers.” Each unitasker does one thing, but that’s all it’s good for. A good example is the asparagus peeler.
If you’re a little overwhelmed by how much stuff you have to organize, or if you find your house, apartment, car, or office buried under it all, you might want to read Unclutterer. It has a lot of useful thoughts on the subject. Here’s to more a more efficient approach to materialism.
Upon hearing the old Sam Cooke classic “Bring it On Home To Me,” I grinned a little to myself and decided to google it. I was delighted to find this informal rendition by Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. FYenjoyment