I just read something that started me thinking about needs.
“What did pioneer women pack in their covered wagons?”
Why would I need more than that?
My understanding is all their meals were cooked using one cast iron skillet and one Dutch oven. How many pots and pans do I really need?
I pretty much only use one chef’s knife and one serrated steak knife. Why do I have all those others in my knife block? OK, a second steak knife for Dave to use seems reasonable but six of them? We don’t have company for meals in our apartment. And why do we have a potato peeler even though we no longer cook?
How about coats? I have a rain-resistant windbreaker and a polar fleece jacket. Wearing those alone or combined depending on the weather is enough, isn’t it? At least, if I add my scarf, hat and insulated gloves. So, what’s with the extra coat? Surely it could be keeping someone else warm this winter.
I think most pioneer women had one pair of shoes and one pair of boots. I wear my Crocs with wool socks exclusively. Why do I have other footwear in my closet since I never wear them?
I did get rid of all my books when I got an e-reader so I am ahead of that one.
I need to think more about this.