My Grandmother used to say you have one of everything you need, and maybe 2 of everything you Love. :)
This really never meant much to me. Now as an adult and mom of 3, soon be more, I have started decluttering and Get It. I have 4-5 diaper bags, each containing 1/5 of what I need at any given time. The kids have a few jackets for each season and because there are so many to keep track of, I can never find any. I needed a flashlight, and despite having about 30, none had batteries, and the ones that did I could not find. We were making a camp fire the other day, I knew we had a long lighter thing somewhere, didn;t know where, was at the store, so bought a 2 pack, then found the other later. Was unloading the dishwasher, couldn't fit the last 3 spatulas in the holder thing, before realizing that one of the was MIA.
I had this AHA of "why do I have so many of so many things that I will never use/need more than 1 of at a time?!?" Then Grandma's "one of" principle made sense. We have so many of so many things, usually a result of a rebuy of something when I could not find the others. ANd I can't find the others because they are so spread out because we have so much crap than none of it fits anywhere.
We are expecting #4 (and likely #5, according to 6 week sono).....I will then have a 13 yr old, 4 yr old, 1 yr old, and either 1 or 2 newborns. I REALLLLLLLY just want one of everything and I want to know where it is.
Anyone tend to live by the One Of way of thinking...either deliberately, of just by default?