No, that is not a typo. I’m not telling you to get rid of your lovely dishes. Just the lonely ones.
Why is it lonely?
- It has never had a partner. Someone gave it to you, filled with candy/ chocolates/ flowers, and it was a pretty presentation, but it’s empty now.
- It did have a mate once, but the second one got broken. In a moment of whimsy, you tossed it into the fireplace after the toast.
- It doesn’t go out much. Single glasses don’t get out for drinks very often. If you do decide to whip up margaritas on your own, it’s unlikely you will pull out the fancy glass and the little paper umbrellas. Tell the truth; you’re drinking out of a tumbler.
Try to resist buying highly specialized dishes or barware. Before you make the purchase, ask yourself (twice) how often it will be used, and (more important) if there is room in your cupboards. It almost seems to be a rule that the less function a glass has, the more space it takes up on a shelf.
When you find these lonely pieces shoved in the back of the cupboard, deliver them to the garage sale or donate box. Save your space for things you use all the time.