Two Kinds… [socs]

Tupperware containers lids

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who store their plastic containers with the lids on top and those who save space by stacking all the bottoms together and piling the tops nearby. I am the former type and my mother was the latter. Her way, you are guaranteed not to be able to find the top that matches the bottom when you’re in a hurry. And not only that! The lids have a mysterious way of disappearing into the Land of Lost Socks when you separate them. My theory is that there are lid goblins who sneak in during the night to steal loose lids, but they are unable to take ones that are attached to their proper bottoms. Why? Who knows! Possibly their claws are not nimble enough to pry off the lids, or maybe it’s one of those arbitrary goblin rules. I leave the “why” to goblin experts. All I know is that with my method I do not have any lidless containers in my house.

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25 responses to “Two Kinds… [socs]

  1. Any container without a lid attached is open to a goblin’s prying paws.

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  2. It’s never been a problem for me but then I am an obsessive organizer and have an excessive amount of storage space. (I have also never lost a sock or any other article of clothing in the washer/dryer.)

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  3. I have to say I am sort of both. I think I like the organization of lidded containers but when in a rush just toss them in the drawer. At one time I had the containers all matched and lidded and the CNA I had helping with my father decided it would be better to stack all the containers based on size then have the lids alongside. I never really changed it back. My only other issue with lidded containers is I am always afraid of moisture being trapped from washing. I’ve opened containers in the past and have had to throw them away. Then there is the half on half off method….I think I am putting way to much thought into it! haha

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    • Lol! I wrote a true SoCS this time, but actually I agree with you about the moisture and stack a few of mine together with lids underneath. But my mom kept them entirely separate, which better utilized space, and made things hard to find!

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      • I have almost resorted to throwing all of them away and buying one of those sets that no matter how big or small the container all the lids seem to fit the entire set! But then I think of what a waste it would be to get rid of perfectly good containers! Oh, the struggles!!

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  4. Haha! Good one Paula

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  5. Oh the goblins! haha! I have mostly stacked the containers together and the lids off to the side together. We don’t have much storage space. The thing is, either I have too many lids and no matches, or too many bowls and no lids to be found! 🙂

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  7. I spoke of Tupperware a little myself… I personally think that it’s leprechauns that come in and change all your lids with someone else’s…

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  8. I insist that the lids be stored right behind the containers they belong to. So far that has worked.

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  9. aguycalledbloke

    I with you on lidded containment 🙂

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  10. I’m the latter but… I have far more lids than bottoms, actually. Go figure!

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  11. The solution to all of this is to place a couple of containers with no lids, but socks stretched over the tops. This confused the universe and you will often find not only EXTRA socks, (some that, oddly, don’t fit,) but all the lids and sometimes Tommy Tippee cups, or a handful of kittens. No keys, for some reason. You know that drawer in the kitchen with the scotch tape, batteries, broken scissors and all those loose keys? Those are not your keys. Never were.

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