and to think i thought this never mattered

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

everyone knows about the whole toilet paper roll over/under debate.

(i first bitched about it on the blog
back in january of '08)

its been discussed, its been joked about, it was even turned into a national cottonelle ad campaign/poll and it's well, OLD news.

but not to fear, i have a new question to take the place of the over/under debate.

it's something that i've been taking note of recently in people's homes all undercover like.


when storing your drinking glasses in the cupboard, do you keep them top up or top down?


personally i keep mine top down (chrome spinnin') because i think that it protects the clean glass from getting dust or other random floaty things in it.


now my roommate on the other hand puts the glasses away top up - i.e. you can always tell which one of us most recently unloaded the dishwasher.



so which is it?


drinking glasses stored top up, or top down?

47 comments:

  1. I've always done top down, but not for any reason other than that's how my mom does it.

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  2. I think it actually depends on my mood when I'm putting away the dishes. Sometime's I'm an upper, sometimes I'm a downer. :)

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  3. actually, i do it both ways. weird.

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  4. Top down.

    Like my ride.

    If I had one with a top that moved.

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  5. if the glass is dry, top down.

    if there's even a smidgen of moisture, top up... cause i mean, a wet, probably warm area? breeding ground for bacteria. and breeding grounds for bacteria should not hold my juice. no mam.


    i prefer this question to the tp one. well done!

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  6. If it's glasses, they go top down. If it's cups (plastic or whatever they're made out of) then it's tops up, stackable if possible.
    [BONUS: Coffee mugs hang on the cool little coffee mug rack thingie my sister got me for Christmas.]

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  7. I'm always a top down man, but heisschic has me all confused. Now I just don't know . . .

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  8. I alternate them! I have limited cupboard space, and my glasses are slightly flared at the top. The alternate method lets me get in a whole extra row!

    (P.S. I'm not normally this anal retentive!!)

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  9. TOP DOWN! I'm with you - all sorts of gross can get in there if you store it top up!

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  10. I swing both ways. heheh. With my old glasses, I used to alternate every other one, because they stored better that way. But, the glasses we have now are really bottom heavy. So, storing them top up is the only way, unless we want them tumbling over when we open our cabinets!

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  11. Hmmm. We stack, so the bottom level is top down, and the top level is top up.

    God, that was confusing. I need an Advil.

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  12. Top down. Unless they are stacked, then its bottom down.

    When this becauses I'm a natioanl debate, I'm totally pointing them all to you.

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  13. Plastic cups are stacked, therefore they are top up.

    Glasses aren't stacked, therefore they are top down.

    I like to keep my options open.

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  14. Lady Friend and I have been having this SAME argument - and I'm on team Alexa.

    I get that putting them top down means that the part your lips touch also touch the dirty cabinets.

    But if you do it the other way - spiders can crawl inside and you never know.

    Spiders, Alexa. SPIDERS.

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  15. top down - i don't want to find any grossness in my clean glasses

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  16. Top up for glasses. Top down for coffee mugs. No idea why.

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  17. I'm with you, Alexa, top down to prevent dust or other grossness.

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  18. I alternate them so they kind of nest together. But, after typing that, I realize it's a little weird.

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  19. i store them UP, i don't know, it's not like they collect dust really, i hate doing dishes so i go thru them all quickly enough!

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  20. top down- unless they are coffee cups. i have these weird (read: AWESOME) old laboratory cabinets in my kitchen, so everything is on display all the time.

    i even do wine and martini glasses top down!

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  21. I tend to put my cups and mugs top down so they don't get dusty. We have dog so the dust in our house is laced with dog hair. It would be mortifying if I served a guest a drink with a dusty dog hair in it. Yuck.

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  22. Top up, two reason:

    1) You don't have to flip the cup before pouring a drink.

    2) If you keep something else on the shelf, like plates, top up maximizes your shelf space.

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  23. my normal drinking glasses (which are plastic), top down.

    wine, beer, coffee mugs top up. probably because those contain alcohol most of the time and if i'm drunk i don't want to have to remember to flip them over.

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  24. top down. even if they are stacked.

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  25. it's so funny that you mention this because puts his top down and is adamant about it.

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  26. Well now that I think of it I do both. I feel like I am going to pay much more attention to this in the future.

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  27. I used to be top down, but now I'm top up. Chipped/broke too many glasses by tapping the fragile top to the bottom of the cabinet. I also I saw the light about the moisture thing when we moved and this dishwasher doesn't dry everything.

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  28. Top up. Which is only a recent development in my cupboards.

    I dont want my lips to be touching what touched the bottom of the cupboard that a billion other glasses have touched even if they are mine and i have shelf paper down. what if they were wet? what if a bug pood on there? who knows!

    manfriend, alternates up/down to fit them nicely in the cupboard. weirdo.

    p.s. another recent development for me is that whatever way i put the TP on, is the way it goes on. I use to be strictly under. I am getting better w/control lol

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  29. i have no idea. i will have to check when i get home and get back to you.

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  30. top up definitely. when i lived with my dad he had old painted shelves in his cupboards and he would put the cups/glasses top down. many a time i would find paint chips and other dust and crap on the lip of the glass. so not fun.
    but the spider thing has got got me re-thinkin... i will just have to make sure i only have clear glasses from now on...

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  31. Top down. Even when I stack.

    Narm's response almost made me spit out my lunch laughing.

    But my Mom always does it this way and I think it was because they do tend to get dusty. However, I noticed in her new cupboards her wine glasses go every other, so they all fit.

    Yes my family has a lot of wine glasses because we may drink a lot. Sue us! :)

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  32. top down. besides spiders, you don't want them getting all dusty.

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  33. top up! my cabinets do not harbor spiders OR vast quantities of dust :-) also i stack most of 'em, and top up seems to work better for that.

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  34. I'm a "top down" kind of girl. ;)

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  35. Top down. DUH.

    But this does mean that you have to actually clean your cabinets regularly, so you don't get ickies in your mouth from dirty cabinets.

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  36. Top down.

    I grew up in Florida and New Orleans. We have lots of cockroaches down there.

    Top down.

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  37. top down, because that is the way I was taught.

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  38. i do both, depends on the glass i think.

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  39. My pint glasses, actually, three across, one row, has two up one down and the next row is two down one up. Fits in the cabinet better... Plastic, stack, so they are up. Rest of the glasses appear to be all up. I guess its just whatever way the fit in the cabinet for me

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  40. Top down to keep the dust out and it actually bugs me when they are upright. It doesn't make any sense to me.

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  41. Top up! Dishwashers (or the dry rack) rarely dry everything completely, so I like to let them keep air drying. Also, having the part that touches your mouth touching the dusty/dirty cabinet is gross to me.

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  42. Top down, for sure! I don't know why, but it feels more secure and less likely to fall out randomly and break.

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  43. For me, it's glasses up in the cupboard but down in the dishwasher. I had a roommate leave them up in the dishwasher for some reason. She's weird.

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  44. Being that there is construction going on in my neighborhood and the dust is flying, I'm all about lip-down. I don't want to have to rinse out my glasses before I use them. Eww!

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  45. Top down. To prevent little animals or gross subjects getting into it. hehe

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