My husband was doing some cleaning in his office this morning. This amazes me, because I don’t think he has ever actually made an effort to do this in all the years he has had an office downstairs. I am not complaining though, and I am glad that he is the one doing the office cleaning. I did have to laugh when he discovered 6, yes SIX, pairs of reading glasses lost among the notebooks and junk on his bookshelves. My husband tends to “lose” things quite easily, so reading glasses are a frequent purchase.
Yesterday I took an hour or two to completely empty the Tupperware cupboard, ruthlessly purge the contents, and then re-organize. The cupboard went from haphazard and overflowing to clean, lean and organized. As much as I am constantly finding ways to purge and get rid of clutter, there are some things which are more difficult to remove from the house. Tupperware is such a thing. What if I need it someday? Tupperware isn’t cheap. But yesterday I was ruthless. I completely removed anything damaged, even the containers with lids that no longer sealed tightly, and I set aside those random containers missing lids or lids missing containers. I think my daughter leaving for school next weekend is inspiring me to “downsize” and purge even more deeply than usual.
As I was watching my husband clean his office for a few minutes this morning, I noticed a Tupperware container on his desk…a container that matched one of the solitary lids I had set aside yesterday! This is why I set those items aside, because the missing pieces might yet turn up.
When I mentioned the missing lids to my husband, he mentioned the possibility of them being in his work van. I scoffed. Why would anyone have a Tupperware lid in a vehicle without the accompanying container? My husband said that he would. I was doubtful and later mentioned the conservation to my son who works with his dad. My son agreed with his dad, saying that it would not be weird if the lids were in the work van! What kind of people are in my family?! Who does that?
Despite what my son and husband say, I sincerely doubt that the missing Tupperware lids are in the van. Missing containers maybe but not random lids. But I have no idea where those lids have disappeared to. It’s like missing socks from the dryer. Who knows where they go!