This morning I opened a drawer in the sideboard – it was empty.
Surprised? I was about to put away the things that I store in it – the vinyl cloth for the outdoor table and the net food cover. The drawer was empty because I had been using these items and I only have one of each of them.
This started me thinking about other things of which I only have one. Do I need more than one of them? Are there things that could be reduced to a single item?
Here are some things that I own a single item whereas I know many people have multiples.
Pillow per spare bed
Sheet set for for single bed and trundle bed
I have also managed to just have 1 bottle each of conditioner and shampoo. We both use the same and have no need for an array of fancy specialist products.
I am working towards having 1 bottle of body lotion and 1 lipstick (have 2 at the moment) but that will take time as I prefer to use things up rather than just toss them for the sake of it.
We are not so good with other things, such as:
2 laptops as well as a desktop computer
2 sets of good tablemats
3 hammers (all the same size)
I could go on but this just gives you an idea of some of how easily we can acquire (and keep) multiples of various items.
What is limited/streamlined at your place and what seems to multiply?