This goes back to the apartment days… I just unpacked a drawer that we were just shoving things into during the last few minutes of the move, and this was in it. This ice cube tray has a few holes and tears in it. And yes we used it for quite a while like this. There’s no real strategy other than fill it up and get it into the freezer as fast as possible… and then clean up the counter and the floor. Sure we could have just got another one at the dollar store, but that’s so much less exciting. Anyway I’m done with the excitement so off it goes. Also we have a fridge/freezer that makes ice all on its own now :).