In an obvious effort to torture me, TikTok retains feeding hyper-organization movies to my For You web page. If you haven’t seen one in every of these movies, right here’s the gist: a sharply edited video of somebody’s palms quickly organizing family items — a pantry, fridge, closet, or drawer — with machine-like precision. The result’s all the time a pristine, supposedly deeply satisfying show of a once-chaotic house. All objects height-matched and neatly stacked, labels going through out, no ugly bins or oddly formed containers to disturb the perfection of the strains.
Organization movies sometimes include a facet of ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) — rhythmic scraping sounds as containers are pushed round on cabinets, the plastic “swoosh” of a jar lid twisting off, the “pop” of an air-tight container bursting open.
The remark sections of those movies explode with appreciation. “Sooooooo satisfying!” and “I literally could watch these ALL day” and “I’ve got to organize my pantry, STAT!”
Restocking video are my favourite #asmr #restocking #satisfaction #refill #cleaninghack #cleaningtiktok
♬ Chanel – Silence!!!
These movies are meant to be satisfying. There’s a cause most of them embody ASMR. And who doesn’t get pleasure from watching chaos remodel to order?
Me. I don’t. At least, not like this. I get pleasure from #cleantok video and even watching a fence or driveway get pressure-washed. But once I watch this particular kind of hyper-organization video, I get the identical feeling I get once I see a video of a whole lot of cockroaches scurrying from a gap, or watching a gymnast land flawed and snap their tibia. They make my chest tighten up and the hairs on my neck stand on finish. It’s pure disgust.
But … why? Why do these movies make me so disgusted and irrationally offended?
For starters, I can’t assist however marvel what occurs to the leftovers when the assorted fancy containers can’t maintain your entire quantity from the unique store-bought container. Where does the half empty store-bought container go? It must be saved some place else, proper? Where?? Is there a complete separate, sloppy pantry or storage storage space the place all these ugly baggage and bins go?
Doesn’t the very existence of this image good storage space necessitate a second, ugly one?
Then what’s the fucking level?
I’m not the one one who has puzzled this. TikTok person lsfield stitched a company video and requested if there’s a “cupboard of shame” someplace.
#duet with @_catben_ these questions have plagued me for the previous month I simply must know #fyp #foryou #refill #restock
♬ authentic sound – Catherine Benson
A commenter to lsfield’s video requested if these individuals ever do takeout or have leftovers, and in that case, how and the place do they retailer it? It does appear to be ordering Chinese may throw a wrench on this hyper-perfect system.
There is simply one thing so pointless and tedious and wasteful about these movies. So a lot implied privilege and extra. Do these individuals not understand they solely get one life? Do they not understand our days are restricted? They actually wish to spend their restricted time on this earth ensuring all of the labels of their pantry face the identical path and transferring cereal from the field it got here in to a shiny costly plastic container? Ugh, go take a nature stroll. Hug a canine. Learn a language.
Some of the movies make flippant claims of OCD, as if the dysfunction is humorous or a unusual however helpful crutch. “Haha, sometimes OCD comes in handy!” People who wrestle with precise, recognized OCD will inform you it’s not humorous or helpful. If you don’t have OCD, don’t faux that you just do and that it’s your little helper. Yuck.
The lady under has 4.2 million followers.
Note she is “organizing her pantry” however retains emptying the contents of luggage which can be presumably too ugly to take up house the place human eyes would possibly witness them into prettier containers to retailer in her pantry.
But … all the ugly baggage nonetheless have stuff in them. This requires an extra pantry. An ugly pantry. I believe that is what bugs me most. The pure extra of getting two separate storage areas — one you may be smug about, and one other hidden, ugly one.
From the identical creator, this residence workplace group video has over 21 MILLION VIEWS:
It’s undoubtedly the surplus on this one which kills me. The unapologetic materialism. There are hundreds of thousands of individuals on the planet who don’t have electrical energy or indoor plumbing and even simply bodily security, and this individual has two several types of computer systems with fancy stands and separate keyboards and about 20 of the identical actual pen to select from. It’s grotesque.
In the video under, the detergent, which seems to be like sugar, goes right into a jar that appears just like the sort of jar the place one would possibly retailer sugar. Poison hazard, a lot? And as she restocks, she pours new product on high of previous product. The previous product sits on the underside and by no means will get used.
She does rotate the meals, however there’s about 20 Tide Pods that can by no means, ever get used as a result of they’re perpetually on the underside of that silly fancy container.
Toward the tip, she pours crushed crimson pepper from a McCormick jar labeled “crushed red pepper” into a transparent glass jar after which she provides a label that claims “crushed red pepper.”
Please, yeet me into the ocean.
And then there’s this one on freezer group:
Freezer restock #freezer #fridge #refill #restock #keepitorganised #fyp
♬ authentic sound – Rania
Why would any human wish to create this a lot further work for themselves?
So, yeah. I hate these fucking group movies, however given how well-liked they’re and what number of followers these creators have, it’s possible that I’m within the minority. Just know, if you happen to additionally occur to search out these movies nauseating, at the least you’re not the one one.