Okay, today's is very narrow, and I'm sorry, but this is legit advice.
In curling, sometimes you'll end a game on the opposite end of the sheet, and you'll have to bring the rocks back. And some hero will put down their broom to bring back 4 or 5 at a time. Here's the deal though.... there are 16 rocks and 8 curlers. That's how it works. So just take back two at a time.
ALSO! If you're curling, and you're putting the stones back, yes, you should put them in order. But all you need to have in order is the pairs - whether you go 1,2 or 2,1 doesn't matter, since people can take them from the sides.