Our family loves cheese- and not just because it's in a three-way tie for Ryan's favorite word ("banana" and "stuff" being the other lucky winners). We eat more of it than is probably good for us. As such, I buy shredded cheese in big 5 pound bags at Sam's Club. We eat it more sparingly if I buy smaller bags, but the price is better in big bags. To get the best of both worlds I buy the big bag, cut open the top, and then divide it into smaller bags which are stored in the freezer until we need/want them.
Forward to today. I cut open the top of the bag and it split down the seam that runs the entire length of the bag. At first I was irritated. Then I realized my life was just simplified for years to come. Do you realize that with the bag split open like that I can fill a baggie right over the open bag? Any cheese that drops falls right back into the pile of cheese ready to be part of the next handful. I don't even want to mention how many years it took me to realize this and I didn't even do it on my own. I really need to get my life out of it's rut more often.
(Oh, and I'm feeling incredibly brilliant right about now.)