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

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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