Me: What are you doing?
SH: Putting away the beaters from the mixer.
Me: But why are you putting them there? [In the drawer in the island]
SH: Because that's where they fit best.
Me: Look at the utensils that are already there.
Me: Do you notice anything about them?
SH: Like what?
Me: Does any pattern strike you? Look at the other drawer [the one behind the island and next to the kitchen sink and hence, not so useful if you are working at the island, which is where I work].
Me: The stuff in the island drawer is stuff I use the most.
Me: How often do I use the hand mixer?
SH: I don't know.
Me: OK. How often do I make cakes?
SH: Not that often.*
Me: I have things organized by frequency of use.
SH: But the beaters fit better in the island drawer.
Me: But that's not the logical place to put them! I have the things I use all the time here!
SH: But I organize by what fits where.
Me: And I organize by pareto.
* Sadly. Although for Easter, I made this ground walnut chocolate cake that used half of the ground walnuts in the freezer - I have been trying to use inventory - and then two pounds of chocolate, two cups of cream, and two sticks of butter that were not in inventory.