Each week, I or another intrepid Hyphen reporter will scour the aisles of an Asian dollar store to bring you an interesting object. Perhaps this will be something mind-blowingly rad. Perhaps it will be something we think says a lot about Asian-ness. Or maybe, as is sometimes the case, we have no idea what it is and we need your help in figuring out what it's supposed to do.
Even though some of you who know me might think this has something to do with my already-existing obsession with Daiso
and Ichiban Kan,
I assure you that I am only undertaking this most-needed task to bring you, dear readers, the most up-to-date and compelling news about Asian culture in the form of 99-cent and $1.50 objects.
Let us now begin.
This week, our object is a plastic partition. (There were various sizes, but I choose the L size, whatever that means.) They are made out of super-light corrugated plastic.
They have teeth on one side. All you have to do is cut them apart and fit the teethy sides together and -- ta-da! -- instant divider. Even though each package was only $1.50, there are only three plastic strips in each bags, so you'll have to stock up to do any serious improvements around the house. One package was enough, though, to work magic on my spice and tea drawer.
My drawer before:
The happy organized drawer after L-sized partitions:
I think I'm in love. Excuse me now. I've got a lot of drawers to attend to.