Or even knows the saying, "One on, one off and one in the wash"?
If you take notice of adverts you would have multiples of everything, certainly more than 3.
My Gran used to say that 3 was a minimum, I remember the list of requirements for boarding school was in 3,s, but gran said that 4 was better as it allowed for "incidents". I never did find out what she meant by that!
When she started my bottom drawer off (do girls still do that?) There were 6 bath towels, hand towels and flannels. Bed linen was 3 pairs of sheets with 4 pillow cases for each pair of sheets. There was a sort of rule of thumb that you changed the bed every week by putting the top sheet to the bottom and put a clean top sheet on, and the same with the pillows.
Gran would have none of it, both sheets and all the pillow cases were changed every Monday. They were all white and when pegged out they looked like a fleet of ships. The gleaming white was courtesy of a good boil and then the final rinse had a blue bag in it.
All this is a fairly pointless ramble towards my pantry, fridge and freezer. They are all slowly being worked through and reduced. BUT there are certain things that I like to keep a good stock of.
Tinned tomatoes are top of the list, I use them in so many recipes.
Yesterday I pulled some meat from the freezer and batch cooked a ragu. Posh name for Spag Bol sauce. The meat had been in there for a while and I am wary of freezer burn. I now have 6 tubs stashed away, half are 2 servings the remainder are for 3. Yes they take up more space but they are in plastic boxes and are stacked in one corner, easy to find. They are full of veg and have a decent amount of green lentils hidden away. Francesca does not like pulses much but she will not know they are there. I tasted it and I could not recognise taste or texture.
I do keep a couple of tins of baked beans, mushy peas and chick peas but 2 is plenty. I like to use dried beans, soaked and then cooked in the slow cooker overnight for the majority of the time. cool and freeze in 400 gram portions.
I do keep a stock of bread flour, wrapped and frozen it keeps a long while. I have a tub of easy yeast so I can get a loaf on in minutes if needed.
Greek yogurt, butter and grated cheese are always in the freezer, just not in the quantities that they used to be.
I am trying to keep the reigns on how much I have in stock, there are only the 2 of us most of the time, I no longer have a houseful of boys to feed on a regular basis. When my son was alive there could be 8 hulking bottomless pits, aka teenage boys, to feed. It did not change much as they all got older, they just did not eat quite as much quite as fast.
I am also rolling this out through the house, or at least trying to. I only have 2 sets of sheets for my bed and 2 sets of sheet and duvet cover for Francesca,s bed. I do not have a duvet on my bed, just sheets and my quilts.
We have been through our clothes and the CS will have a delivery from us next week.
I have done the kitchen and did part with a few duplicates, I possibly have more knives and pots and pans than average but use all of them. It is a frequent sight for the SO and I to be cooking different recipes, one at each end of the kitchen, so we have lots of kit to stop us fighting over who has first dibs on what.
I do believe that I have rambled off the path a bit.
As far as crafting goes, so far this month I have knitted 500 grams of Lakeland chunky yarn from stash. finished off the top of a king size quilt and made the back all from stash. I have also taken a 600 gram pack of Pulse chunky yarn and the first 100 gram ball has been knitted up as part of a jumper, the pattern also came from stash. This will either be for me or for Francesca as part of her birthday gift, I have till October but will be in the midst of Christmas making by then.
My aim is to reduce the yarn and fabric by half before I even look at what is out there to buy. I did buy some fabric last Saturday, that is earmarked for Christmas makes and I will be buying some more wadding soon. There are a few quilts on my list for this year, James has a birthday coming up and he loves his quilts, I have 3 in my head with the fabric already decided upon.
Now I am off to get a pot of soup on the go and then I may be having another dip into the back catalogue of you tube videos from YarnNYarn. I love Angela,s rambling style, it is very laid back and totally normal. No layers of make up and fancy setting for her, just who she is, as she is and no "face".