Things You Don’t Need – Convenience Items
|June 10, 2010||Posted by Issa under Simple-Eco-Happy|
I’m a firm believer in the idea that you can’t spend money to save money or to save time. An individual purchase might seem like a good idea, but in the long run, some types of small purchases add up to a more complex life that doesn’t benefit you. I also hate products that try to fix problems you don’t have.
On a recent grocery store trip, I spotted two items that really struck me in how silly they were. I’m not even going to link to them, because they bother me so much. Also, sorry about the not-great photos; I was using my camera phone.
First up, we get Avo Saver, which holds your half-used avocado. Apparently, it’s a huge issue to have used up half an avocado and not have a good way of preserving the other half. Now, I only ever use avocados for guacamole, which leaves no bit of avocado un-utilized. Maybe there are people who put them on salads or sandwiches who have this huge problem. But surely there’s a good solution that doesn’t involve buying a gadget. How about a Tupperware-type container? Or rubbing lime juice on the surface to prevent browning?
Next up is a banana-slicer thingie. It’s quick! It’s easy! It’s safe for children! It’s dishwasher safe! It says so right on the package! You know what else is quick, safe, safe for children and dishwashers, and doesn’t cause you to spend more money or go digging for a single-use tool? A fork. Or a spoon. Or a butter knife. Ugh.