The balancing act takes place in the dark
On special occasions a group of people might share a pie or cake or crumble or crisp or cobbler or betty or buckle or some other sweet baked good which is served in slices. Often times the people will not consume the entirety of the item on the first pass, and there will be leftovers, and those leftovers will be left in the original baking dish and kept out on a counter for future consumption.
From that point on it is possible to consume the rest of the baked good either via further explicit servings of slices of the item in a group setting or solo, or via passers-by taking a bite here and there in the hours or days after the initial consumption of the good. When I'm involved in that latter passer-by scenario and I stop to take an additional piece of the thing - I will make a point to "level off" any jagged or crumbling edges which may have been left by the original serving or subsequent removal from the container.
Maintaining a nice line on the edge of the food brings some discipline to the whole ordeal, and sends a message to any future bite takers that they should leave the thing in good geometric standing after they take their own piece.
I also like a seasonal rotation between closets
When dealing with a communal coat hanging space like a closet or coat rack I like to see several conditions satisfied.
I believe that all the hangers should be facing in, with the open side of the hook pointing towards the rear of the closet or rack. This seems not controversial to me, and I'd consider someone who believed the open part of the hook should be facing out to be demonstrably wrong on this issue.
I also believe that any unused hangers should be slid together and kept near the side of the bar, space permitting. This way when someone is putting the next jacket on, they don't need to fumble in between jackets for unused hangars, and they don't need to disturb any of the jackets while they put theirs up. They will have a simple and pleasant experience of mounting their hangared jacket on a barren rod, and sliding it down to join the jacket party in progress.
Finally, I believe that all coats hanging on the rack should be facing the same way - with the back of the jacket to the left, and the open front part of the jacket facing to the right.
Justice is best served cold
I like to proactively move things in the refrigerator from larger but less full containers into smaller containers which will be more full with their new belongings. I do this regularly when I notice that the quantity of leftover in a particular container no longer merits the spacious containment it's been afforded. This frees up more overall space in the refrigerator, which can come in handy for new items, and means that you're playing a never ending game of food Tetris in your own kitchen.
Baseball pitchers might have an advantage here
You know that circular apple corer thing that has a big metal wheel on the outside and a little one on the inside (for the core) and a bunch of spokes in between to slice through the apple? This thing is great, and if you need to create evenly sliced apple pieces in any quantity it's helpful to have around.
I think it would be fun to have one of these thing but mount it on some sort of stand a few feet in front of a wall where the wall is maybe 30 or 40 feet away. Then, you could throw apples at it until you got one to go through in exactly the right way such that the core was removed and you wound up with a collection of perfectly sliced wedges of apple on the ground around the corer and it's stand.
How many apples would it take to do this? I'd guess it might be in the hundreds. I could see spending the entire afternoon doing this and still not getting it right. You'd have to worry about both accuracy - because you need to not only hit the corer, but hit it straight-on so that the wedges and core separate properly; but also the velocity - because the apple needs to be traveling fast enough so that it won't get stuck in the slicing apparatus, but will pass right through.
This would probably be done best as a party game on a day where the weather allows a group of friends to be outside, commiserate over a few beverages, and screw up their arms trying to hurl apples at a wall for hours on end.
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Many household items like rolls of toilet paper or bars of soap are purchased in bulk quantity and kept around for a while until the supply is dwindling and there are only a few left, at which point another bulk purchase is made to replenish the supply. This is fine, but it means that box of soap in the very back of the cupboard or the roll of toilet paper on the very bottom of the stack might never get used. It is certainly capable of doing it's job, but it's been relegated to a life as a signaling device for it's purchaser to go buy more of whatever it is, instead of being actually used.
This is sort of sad, and I feel bad for those items. They didn't do anything to deserve this fate, they just happened to be placed there. Of course, that also means that I've anthropomorphized a bunch of household supplies, which is interesting.
The balancing act takes place in the dark