Socks and lids. They make me insane! They need two parts to make a whole and there's always a partner that doesn't make it back to where it belongs. Since it's a new year and the kids are still out of school and I've had the luxury of a few days at home where I haven't had to leave the house, I've been on a mission to do some clean-up and organizing.
Tupperware or Rubbermaid or Gladware or plastic storage containers are all over my kitchen and pantry. I took a look around. Six shelves of kitchen cabinets and every one had a container of some sort. There were a few lids mixed in. The lower cabinets also had some of both. I had one whole drawer in the kitchen with nothing but lids. A few strays were in the pantry. Some held various items - some with lids, some without. I had to get it under control.
I also have a bad habit of collecting Redneck Tupperware -- you know, empty butter dishes, cool whip containers, bowls from restaurant soup, yogurt containers with lids. Stuff I should throw away, but I end up keeping. In my defense, I send a lot of leftovers and meals to my parent's house and I don't want to give up my "good" storage containers in case they don't make it back, even though they usually do.