With a sigh of relief, everything destined for our storage unit is now there – and there’s room left over. It’s kismet. However, two disparate storage strategies have emerged, vindicating the Venus-and-Mars interpretation of the gender binary.
Look carefully at the picture. Boxes on shelves. Every box has a label. Some are numeric; some are text. My brilliant plan was to label my boxes with numbers and refer to an Evernote list to determine what’s where. (Evernote is a list-making app that runs on computers, phones, and tablets, synchronizing them all automatically. It’s good stuff.) My method is gratifyingly tech and seductively obscure.
Louise, on the other hand, has labeled her boxes with text. I see one that says “champagne glasses.” Another says “tapes & recorder.”
What fun is that? Her method doesn’t even require a wi-fi connection. Any dummy could use it. It’s lo-tech and so Venus. If she wants to locate something, she just reads labels.
I, on the other hand, get to haul out my phone, call up the Evernote app, load the file, sort it by content, find the corresponding number, then look for the box. It’s entertaining. It’s challenging. It requires an inquisitive intellect. Anyone with a curious mind can see that it’s the superior method.
I’ll never understand women.
I like the label with whatever is in the box! Venus all the way:)
I know, right?
Mary Murrell said:
Was going to make a comment here, but have had second thoughts. It would only add fire to the flame! Enjoy your time away; I look forward to reading your posts.
Marcia Boyd said:
Yeah for storage units. What would we do without them ? Just like post it notes
TL, imagine there was a techno-quark slip and you suddenly had an Evernote list of the contents of someone else’s storage unit? 1-Chopan tapes, 2-leather underwear collection, 3-dried fig bread experiment #4, year two…
Thank you soooo much! I’ve been looking for my dried fig bread experiment #4 for months!
I like the Mars approach. However, Venus’ low-tech system will survive a power failure. Something to be said for that.