Less is More Vs. The Right Tool for the Job

Living in an old farmhouse (read major lack of storage space), I’ve come to value tools that serve multiple purposes. A classic example of a less-is-more tool is my multi-bit screwdriver. In the space it takes to store one screw driver, I have the equivalent of fourteen.

It has seven 2″ long double-ended bits that are stored securely within the screwdriver’s handle. A very nifty design.

But every once in a while, I’ll come across a single-purpose tool that really is worth the drawer space. I’d resisted this tool for years until finally my best friend, Ceres, bought me one. The first time I used it, I couldn’t believe how well it worked. And how poorly a regular knife worked by comparison. What’s this magical single-purpose tool?

pizza cutter A pizza cutter.

Sometimes it’s worth having the right tool for the job.

Bet you can’t guess what we’re having for dinner tonight.

1 thought on “Less is More Vs. The Right Tool for the Job”

  1. This entry made me laugh! I know what you mean, but I am not the same way. I don’t have enough space in my shirt drawer for all of my shirts (It’s amazing how many free T-shirts are given out for volunteer stuff. I think I have at least ten Hogadon [Our ski area] clean-up day T-shirts.), so the surplus (a great word!) remain in the laundry basket. A good point none-the-less!

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