Recently I got the idea that it might make housecleaning more fun to treat it as if I am an alien archaologist investigating some entity or entities who left the stuff I'm cleaning up. I can muse upon the possibilities of their long-gone culture while I tidy stuff up. (Long-gone in this case often being last week, last month, or last year, with occasional strata that are considerably older than that. It's a rich field.)
The entities who dwelt here seem to have had a great fondness for cardboard boxes. There is no solid evidence for what they did with them, but they did have a considerable number.
If the boxes were alive and migratory, that might explain a few things.
Honour Your Inner Magpie
- Housecleaning as Archaology, part one