I suppose I can best illustrate what I mean by “system” with an example. My wife and I used to have trouble keeping track of batteries. When something died, we’d find we had 14 AAA and 0 AA when we needed AAs, never any Ds, etc. The end result was either cannibalization of remotes (“hmm, we don’t change the channel THAT often…”) or convenience store runs to pay outrageous prices.
Battery Central has changed all that. It’s what we’ve dubbed the space in one of our cabinets that systemizes our approach to battery storage. It consists of rechargeable batteries of every size in the proportions we use them, multiple chargers, and two colored plastic bins, one red and one green. Discharged batteries go in red, charged in green. It’s worked out great. The long battery nightmare is over.
Inspired, we’re are having fun trying to find things to systemize such as grocery deliveries, savings, whatever.
Do you guys have any household systems that work particularly well for you? We’d love to steal some ideas.