“Sink Zero” and other ways to rebrand household chores so that nerds are better at keeping a clean house

by Joey deVilla on September 15, 2018

You’ve probably heard of “inbox zero”, but have you heard of “sink zero”? It’s an idea that got spread about with this recent tweet:

I think it’s a good idea. Think about it — taking out the trash could be rebranded as:

And why stop with repurposing the “inbox zero” idea? How about taking some cues from test-driven development?

And now that most developers have at least heard of agile development techniques, it should be possible to apply them to household chores. There’ve already been a number of articles and tweets on using Kanban for that purpose:

From Jamie Arnold’s tweet on October 27, 2012. Click to see the source.

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