I am the queen of the work-around, re-use, recycle and make-it-work. This will probably not be the last post referring to the old-fashioned (and back in style) philosophy of “waste not, want not.”
I am also, as previously noted, obsessive-compulsive. I find it immensely satisfying to organize things into ever-smaller spaces. (A look at my computer desktop reveals hierarchical files of folders-in-folders-in-folders.)
So I love Sterilite and its cousins Rubbermaid and the occasional piece of Tupperware (or a generic grocery store substitute). In addition to purchased containers, I reuse sushi trays and plastic produce boxes, especially the big clear salad boxes—they’re great for holding scarves and other small items in a dresser drawer. My undies are sorted into shoe boxes, one for panties and one for bras. I wish I could find a way to reuse egg cartons. Right now I give them to friends who have chickens (and hope to get a full one back now and then). Suggestions are welcome.